Some people have said that I am a “one message” preacher, teaching the same thing over and over again, and to a certain extent I agree with that.
I like to think that my preaching and teaching are consistent; constantly telling people what they have through the finished work of Jesus.
This is what Paul encourages Titus to do.
He tells him that we are heirs because we have been justified by the grace of Jesus (Titus 3 v 7).
He then tells Titus (a pastor) to remind the church (they which have believed in God) about this fact all the time (Titus 3 v 8).
Titus is to affirm this truth constantly, and I would suggest that this is the “job” of every pastor, teacher and preacher.
We should not be looking for new things to teach; looking for new ways to teach is fine, but the message needs to be the constant.
The message to teach is what we have through what He has done, or in other words we are justified by His grace.
We have been forgiven and reconciled through the blood of Jesus (Ephesians 1 v 7 and Colossians 1 v 14).
We have been made righteous and saved as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus and what He has done.
Our justification is only possible as a gift of grace through faith.
Any other message is not the Gospel, is not the good news.
This message needs to be affirmed constantly to the church, and I for one am up for that challenge.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I am saved and made righteous as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus”.
Titus 3 v 7 and 8…..That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto good works