Preston Pearce Titus 2:11-14 May 2012
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Preston Pearce Titus 2:11-14 May 2012
Living on the Edge of Eternity Titus 2:11-14
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Living on the Edge of Eternity Titus 2:11-14God is training us by His grace to live forever. The Thing Before the First Thing
1. We should maintain the perspective of a “trainee” (11). All of life is training, by grace, to live forever.
2. We should intentionally cultivate godly character.• Things we renounce – Ungodliness – Worldly passions • The cravings of sinful man (lust of the flesh) • The lust of the eyes • The boasting of what he has & does (“the boastful pride of life”)
2. We should intentionally cultivate godly character.• Character we cultivate – Self-control – Righteousness – Godliness
3. We must keep our lives firmly anchored in the “cross” and the “crown”.• In the Crown—in the hope of His glorious return• In the Cross—what Jesus has done for us
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3. We must keep our lives firmly anchored in the “cross” and the “crown”.• Signs your anchor is loose – Losing sensitivity to His presence – Indifference to the things of God – Misplaced confidence – Not seeking the Lord in times of decision or crisis – Worldliness—living by the values of this age
3. We must keep our lives firmly anchored in the “cross” and the “crown”.• Staying anchored – Watch your life, affections, habits carefully. – Stay in the Word. – Be consistent in worship, personal and corporate. – Reflect often on both Cross & Crown, especially as the church observes baptism & Lord’s Supper.
CONCLUSION• All of life is training, by grace, to live forever.• Make the most of it by cultivating self-control, righteousness, and godliness.• The danger is not in adversity, it is in failing to be anchored in the Cross & the Crown.