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Rejoicing in Hope!

Key Scriptures for December 13th:  2nd Timothy 4, Titus 1-3

Key Scriptures: Titus 3:4-7  “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 His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.”

Paul, writing to Titus, emphasized the basic truth of salvation by grace through faith.  Because of Jesus Christ, our Savior, we have obtained mercy, washing from sin and renewal by the Holy Spirit in new birth.  We stand justified before a Holy God because of what He did for us, not anything we did or can do for Him.  We not rejoice in our promised inheritance in God’s household–eternal life!  What amazing hope we eagerly expect!

Rejoicing in hope and a future:  “”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  The you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.””  (Jeremiah 29:11-13)

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