Sideboard Talks

One of my favorite moments in life is fellowship with my brothers and sisters in Christ. Tonight was spectacular. I went to Sideboard with Allison and we did a study on the book of Titus. My own words cannot describe how powerful Titus is so I want to quote some portions of this book:
“It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly parsons and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope-the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good” Titus 2:12-14 “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our savior, so that, having been justified by big grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable of everyone” Titus 3:4-8
Seriously, we did absolutely nothing, it is only through God’s grace that we may experience eternal life with him. We cannot be talking the talk without walking the walk. My actions must correlate with what I believe. I need to be doing what is good and godly, it is part of my devotion to Christ. I need to live in a way that no one can despise my faith but rather run to me and want to learn more about my faith so that they two can experience the same life. My life needs to be living for God, anything else is selfish, sinful, and not part of God’s purpose.

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