From: Rich Carlson
Date: April 16, 2019
Subject: It's April 16; Good Morning Union



“For the grace of God, that brings salvation, has appeared to all men. It teaches them…” Titus 2:11-14

First, God’s grace brings salvation. That is essential to accept before tackling the rest of the verse.

Second, that grace has “appeared” or has been given to ALL people. We all are offered God’s grace AND His salvation if we want it.

Third, that grace also “teaches me” to do two things:

  1. “To say ‘No’ to

            Ungodliness

            Worldly passions

  1. And to live

            Self-controlled

            Upright

            Godly

While I wait for the blessed hope, which is the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.”

He first gives me grace, then assurance of salvation. THEN He challenges me to live my life like those two things were important to me while I wait for His salvation to become a reality. I live a purified life BECAUSE I have a redeemed life. It’s that clear and simple.

Have a great day responding appropriately to God’s grace,

Pastor Rich

Quote for the day:      “There are essential issues which need to be addressed and nonessentials in which freedom to hold diverse views must be allowed. Above all, there should be a commitment to open dialogue particularly in those areas in which the teaching of Scripture may be interpreted in more than one way.”            Philip Towner

PS        Chapel- Hosted by ASB. See you in Woods @ 10:30.

PPS Christ on Demand, 7:30 in Rees Hall Chapel. Join Amber and friends as we continue looking at prayer. Pastor Harold will be sharing his thoughts on prayer.