What is the Blessed Hope? Titus 2:11-14 (NIV), “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. • The first appearance of Christ was the “epiphany” of . • The second appearance of Christ will be the “epiphany” of . • The blessed hope is the personal, visible, literal, and glorious return of Jesus Christ (our great God and Savior) to this world. Other NT passages that expand on the “epiphany” of Christ’s second coming: 2 Thess. 2:8, “And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.” 1 Timothy 6:14–15, “I charge you to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which God will bring about in his own time.” 2 Timothy 4:1, “In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom.” 2 Timothy 4:8, “Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” What is the Blessed Hope Summary: The Blessed Hope is when we see Jesus . The Blessed Hope is when we see Jesus . The Blessed Hope is when we see evil judged and . The Blessed Hope is when we see the righteous . The Blessed Hope is when we see God’s King God’s world. The Blessed hope is the day we see God win in . The Blessed Hope is when we see our Savior our salvation.