Seize the Moment – Day 296

A Gospel Reminder in Dark Days!

Titus 3


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Thursday, January 7.


This morning, it is my privilege and joy to call you in the midst of so much bad news and remind you of the gospel of Jesus Christ , which is the good news of a great joy to all people!


Paul reminds Titus of the grace of God in Titus 3:3-7: “For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. 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 gospel of Jesus Christ is good news: it is God’s saving grace, God’s richness of mercy, God’s goodness and loving-kindness towards people.


As we learn from Titus 3, the gospel is light in darkness; it is the “But God…” in any and every situation of our lives (cf. Ephesians 2:4-5; Romans 6:23)


I know that you may have expected a phone call this morning to dwell on the political situation of our country, the civil unrest, or the uncertainty of Covid-19. But you have enough people talking about the problems.


I am called by God to unapologetically and unwaveringly proclaim the solution of God: “But God…”!


Seize the moment today and every time you hear or read a news story, declare to it: “But God…”! My God is bigger!


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