Titus 2:11-14 reads, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”
Last week, you might recall, that we continued in our series titled “Why Jesus Must Come Back,” and we dealt with why THE IMMINENCY OF JESUS’ COMING CALLS FOR ALERTNESS. In talking about this subject, we discussed three lamentable conditions that we face in this day and time. Allow me to share those briefly:
I. WE ARE FACED WITH THE DULLNESS OF MAN TO SPIRITUAL TRUTH
2 Timothy 4:3 reads, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears…”
II. WE ARE FACED WITH THE DULLNESS OF MAN TO SPIRITUAL DANGERS
III. WE ARE FACED WITH THE DULLNESS OF MAN TO PROPHESIED EVENTS
Today, allow me to talk with you for a few minutes about why THE IMMINENCY OF JESUS’ COMING CALLS FOR AWARENESS
I. WE MUST BE AWARE OF ALL THAT CHRIST HAS DONE FOR US IN THE PAST.
I Corinthians 15:1-4 reads: Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.