Titus 3:4–5 (Listen)
4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 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,
Hymn: TLH 245, st. 1,3,4 :
God Loved the World so that He Gave
1. God loved the world so that He gave
His only Son the lost to save
That all who would in Him believe
Should everlasting life receive.
3. God would not have the sinner die,
His Son with saving grace is nigh,
His Spirit in the Word doth teach
How man the blessed goal may reach.
4. Be of good cheer, for God’s own Son
Forgives all sins which thou hast done;
Thou’rt justified by Jesus’ blood,
Thy Baptism grants the highest good.