Piper: “verses 12 and 14 are like a sandwich around verse 13”

Knowing God through His Word ... Day by Day

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,  training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 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. —Titus 2

John Piper, in a sermon, “Our Hope: The Appearing of Jesus Christ”

Notice first of all from our text in Titus 2 that there are two appearings of Christ—one called an appearing of grace, the other called an appearing of glory.

Verse 11: For the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men.” That is the first coming of Christ—the appearance of grace.


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