Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Blessed Hope of the Coming of Christ

“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,” (Titus 2:12-13)

  • As Christians, We should deny ungodliness and worldly lusts.
    An ungodly person is one who doesn’t live for God; who has no desire to live for God; who has an indisposition to live for God; or who has failed to live for God. A worldly person is one who has a longing and craving for things forbidden. These includes the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.

  • As Christians, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly.
    We must be alert to our enemy Satan. We must be ever watchful and ready for the Second Coming of our Lord. We must live righteously before God and men. We must be godly by striving to be like Christ.

  • We should prepare now for our future with Christ.
    We must live expectantly and faithfully, awaiting Christ’s return. We must complete every good work God gives us. At and in the glorious appearing of Christ, the blessed hope of Christians will be complete. Christ will come to reign! Our King will return to make all things right and to rule forever. Oh! The blessed hope of the coming of Christ!

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