(2 Cor. 1:3)
Mankind’s Dilemma (Titus 3:3)
Everyone struggles with sin. These sins separate us from God. Jesus tells us to recognize our sins so that we can make the changes we need to make and see the need for God’s mercy. Sin is all around us and affects our daily lives. We have a tremendous need.
God’s Compassion (Titus 3:4)
God was moved in His heart to help mankind with the problem of sin. Even though we have done things that are wrong, God wants us.
God’s Intention (Titus 3:5a)
God wants to help us change our situation. He has a plan to give us the opportunity to help ourselves. God provides a way.
God’s Fulfilling (Titus 3:6)
God followed through and accomplished His plan. This gives us a hope and a way to make our lives right and whole. God’s mercy is full and complete – the feelings, the thoughts, and the actions. God’s mercy is about us not receiving the punishment that we deserve.
God’s grace is receiving blessings we do not deserve.
Sins Are Removed (Titus 3:5, 7a).
We don’t have to feel unclean. The shame of sin is gone. The Holy Spirit helps us with the habit of sin. We don’t the guilt of sin.
God’s Child, Eternal Life (Titus 3:7b)
We can live with God and know that we have the advantages of being an heir of God.
Do you believe that God has a plan for you?
Careful to do Good Deeds (Titus 3:8)
God’s plan let’s people who have made mistakes change their attitude and want to do what’s good and right.
What if we don’t take God’s offer?
There is no mercy and no goodness.
—Robert Lee, 3-14-04, a.m.