Paul again writes to Titus about our Savior Jesus Christ, this time how He saves us in baptism.

BibleGateway: Titus 3:4-11

ESV Text: Titus 3:4-11

Titus 3:4–11 (Listen)

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people. But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. 10 As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, 11 knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.

(ESV)


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:25 and ends at about 1:34

4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8 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 men.

     9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. 10 A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject; 11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.(KJV)


Hymn: WS 753 :
Let the Children Come to Me

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Jesus has come and brings salvation for us all through the forgiveness of our sins!

BibleGateway: Titus 2:11-14

ESV Text: Titus 2:11-14

Titus 2:11–14 (Listen)

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

(ESV)


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:8 and ends at about 1:47

     11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.(KJV)


Hymn: WS 711 (LSB 373):
See in Yonder Manger Low

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1. See in yonder manger low,  
Born for us on earth below, 
See the gentle Lamb appears,  
Promised from eternal years. 
Hail, the ever- blessed morn;  
Hail redemption’s happy dawn; 
Sing through all Jerusalem:  
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!” 

2. Lo, within a stable lies  
He who built the starry skies, 
He who, throned in height sublime,  
Sits amid the cherubim. 
Hail, the ever- blessed morn;  
Hail redemption’s happy dawn; 
Sing through all Jerusalem:  
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!” 

3. Sacred Infant, all divine,  
What a tender love was Thine, 
Thus to come from highest bliss  
Down to such a world as this. 
Hail, the ever- blessed morn;  
Hail redemption’s happy dawn; 
Sing through all Jerusalem:  
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!” 

4. Teach, oh, teach us, holy Child,  
By Thy face so meek and mild, 
Teach us to resemble Thee  
In Thy sweet humility. 
Hail, the ever- blessed morn;  
Hail redemption’s happy dawn; 
Sing through all Jerusalem:  
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”