WHY NOT EVERY DAY?
Titus 2 :11-14
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCRIPTURE:
I remember Elvis singing, “Why can’t every day be like Christmas? Why can’t that feeling live on endlessly?” I am certainly not in favor of doing anything which God has not authorized (2 John 9-11; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; Colossians 3:17), but I am happy that people seem to focus on God and others a bit more around this time of year.
Why can’t we carry on this feeling every day? Christians are to celebrate the gospel every Lord’s day (Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34; Hebrews 10:24-25). Every thought of our lives are to be dominated by our love for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:14; 2 Corinthians 10:5). How is it that we can keep Christ in every day?
DISCUSSION OF THE SCRIPTURE:
I. Think about all Jesus means to us–Titus 2:11
A. “There’s Just Something About that Name”.
B. How we love his name–Isaiah 9:6-7.
C. How we love his offer of hope–1 Corinthians 15:20-22.
D. How we love to be a part of his family–Ephesians 2:1-10.
E. How we love to have known his life–1 Peter 1:10-12.
II. Live as though Jesus means something to us–Titus 2:12-13.
A. Train yourself.
1. In 2 Samuel 22:35 David said the Lord, “He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.”
a. God’s Word trains us to live the Christian way.
b. Psalm 19:11
2. Renounce sinfulness
a. Just as Joseph fled Potiphar’s wife we must flee sin.
b. 1 Peter 1:17.
3. Live godliness.
a. Romans 6:1-5.
b. 2 Peter 2:24.
B. Waiting for his return.
1. Revelation 6:10.
2. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
3. Revelation 22:20.
INVITATION FROM THE SCRIPTURE:
God told us that we can keep Christ in every day by making our thinking and our living an appropriate response to God’s manifested grace. Are you ready to begin living every day as a Christian? Give daily meditation to what Christ means to you and live in an appropriate response to God’s grace.