Podcast #226: “Grace Got You” by MercyMe

Changed by Grace in Titus 2

The new, fun song “Grace Got You” by MercyMe describes a person who has been taken over by grace and thus acts differently, even in the midst of difficult circumstances. Isn’t that what grace does for us? It changes us and then gives us a different perspective.

Let’s examine the change in us together by exploring the pages of a letter from Paul to Titus.

On this week’s episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Listen to an audio version of Scripture
    • Repitition
    • Reading in a variety of translations
    • Read the envelope
    • Utilize outside resources
    • Consult a commentary
    • Review section headings to get your bearings
  • Don’t overthink getting into the Word…get inspired by a song, a devotion, or a sermon and dive into the context
  • My reasons for using the BITE of repetition
    • To let it sink in
    • Because sometimes my mind wanders and I need to listen multiple times just to get it all
    • Either new things jump out at me or I find myself drawn to a specific area to study deeper
  • How a word can mean something completely different in different eras, and the power of various translations
  • Using an outside resource to help me “read the envelope” – “How to Read the Bible Book by Book” by Stuart and Fee
  • How Paul emphasized doing good throughout this short letter
  • Breaking down an important summary section on grace – Titus 2:11-15
  • The commentary by MacLaren, “Grace is a self-motived, ever-acting, communicating love which bends in tenderness over and floods with gifts those that stand far beneath itself ” – BibleHub.com
  • What this grace of God DOES
  • Where this grace of God ORIGINATES
  • Why this grace of God was EXTENDED

 

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If you have never heard this song before, you can watch the official lyric video on YouTube below.

 

Additional Resources

This Week’s Challenge

Read Titus. Read it several times in a variety of translations. Ponder this grace that has been freely bestowed upon us and the changing power it holds over us. Consider your life…have you been able to say “no” to ungodliness and worldly passions? Are you living a self-controlled, upright, and godly life in this present age? Well, that is the kind of life our Savior, Jesus Christ came to offer and empowers us to live.

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