Titus 2:11-15 (ESV)
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,  training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,  waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,  who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
 Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people.” The grace of God has appeared, the grace of God appeared in Jesus Christ, who brought salvation for all people with his death and resurrection. Just the other day I invited a man to church, who responded that Jesus might be my savior, but wasn’t his. That is a sad response. Jesus saved this man too. Christ blood is sufficient for all people, for all sins, this man’s sins also. Of course, it is to no avail for those who refuse His salvation, those who refuse to believe. Nonetheless, us Christians see in our neighbor a person for whom Christ died, a person whom Christ loves, and therefore a person whom we are called to love. This is the basis of Christian ethics. We love because Christ first loved us. To hate our neighbor is tantamount to rejecting Christ’s love for us. It is this thought that trains us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions. How can we abuse, use, oppress, and otherwise sin against those whom Christ loves, when Christ has given us salvation. Of course, our sinful human nature never goes away, so we find ourselves doing precisely these things. Christ forgiveness covers all our sins also, it never diminishes. However, it also calls us to repentance every day. Christ’s love, His forgiveness, never ceases, it is new every morning, and new every morning is our repentance, and our renewed effort to life self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age as we wait for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. He has redeemed us for all lawlessness, and purifies us for Himself a people for his own possession. He purifies us. We are helpless to purify ourselves. He purifies us with forgiveness, so we are zealous for good works. Not because we think in them we find salvation, but because we are saved, and want to share that salvation with those whom Christ loves, and died for.