Our Blessed Hope

“For the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men, training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions, and to live sober, upright, and godly lives in this world, awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of our great God and savior Jesus Christ.”- Titus 2:11-13

There have been many occasions over the past few days where I have received emails from people saying they believe the Bible, but have a problem believing that Jesus is God.  Look again at the last seven words of the above passage.  Paul writes to Titus “our great God and savior Jesus.”  This passage is a great declaration of the divinity of Jesus Christ.  There are some religious groups who say that Jesus is not God, and that he was the highest creation of God.  Have this piece of scripture in your back pocket to lovingly combat these attacks on the deity of Christ.

Jesus is God. He came and died and rose again for the salvation of all men. How will others know about this gift I we do not tell them?  As Christians we are called to live in a matter worthy of Christ, but are we?  Are we doing some of the wrong things we are doing before we came to faith?  Others are watching you, and they know what you proclaim.  If we are not claiming it with our lifestyle then we will not lead them with our words.  Remember God humbled himself, was born in a manger, was poor, homeless, and was humiliated for your sake.  God did that for you, and for everyone around you.  Remember it daily, and let others know.  Jesus Christ is our great God and Savior!

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