To become God's very own - what a wonderful invitation!
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all people. It teaches us to say "NO" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and Godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope--the glorious appearing 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. These, then are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.
- What did you hear as you read and listen? A word, a phrase?
- Write about what you heard in this text.
- What might you take into your prayer from what you heard?
- What are you most grateful for?