Read this verse twice slowly, focusing on the important words and ideas.
Titus 3:4-6 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.
Below are four ways you can pray through Titus 3:4-6 personally or with your family.
Confession: As I look inward at myself, I see rebel thoughts, motives and desires that lead me to sin. As I look upward to You, I see loyal goodness, kindness and mercy that lead me to repentance.
Adoration: You are a good, good Father! You have made your goodness appear through the loving kindness of Your great, Son—who didn’t save me because I am good, but because He is good.
Thanksgiving: Thank You for being good to me, even when there’s nothing good in me. Thank You for the ultimate display of your goodness on the cross and in Jesus. Thank You for not treating me as my sins deserve, but as only Your Son deserves.
Supplication: As I pray, Your goodness is the ground of my expectation. Therefore, I confidently ask that You strengthen me to enjoy Your goodness personally and reflect Your goodness publicly. May my family, friends, neighbors, peers, co-workers, acquaintances, and even enemies, experience Your goodness through me today.
Outdoor Baptism is today, and many are signed up to be baptized! Please pray for each person as they take their next step as a follower of Jesus.