Righteousness As Filthy Rags

Text: Isaiah 64:6 There is confusion in the religious world about the fundamental topics of faith and salvation. Some believe we are saved by faith alone. Some think that we cannot do good because we are born totally depraved. What does the Bible say? Our text is a verse that is sometimes used to defend these misconceptions. […]

Fundamentals of Righteousness

Text: Psalm 101 College courses are identified with a number that indicates the level of the material covered in the course – ex: “Biology 101” would be the basic, fundamental biology course. Higher numbered courses would build upon the foundation of the lower numbered courses. Coincidently, Psalm 101 outlines some basics that we are to build upon – the fundamentals […]

The Body of Sin

Text: Isaiah 59:1-8 In the beginning, God and man had a peaceful relationship; yet man became separated from God. Why? Was God no longer able to save or hear man? No, the problem was sin – man’s sin. In our text is a description of the body of sin – that which is controlled by sin. This is […]

How People Approach Judgment

Text: Hebrews 9:27 We all have an appointment before the judgment seat of Christ. Yet even though all are headed toward judgment, not everyone is approaching it in the same way. The Bible talks about different ways in which people approach judgment. It is important to consider these so we can be sure we are approaching it in […]

Steps to Achieving Righteousness

Text: James 1:19-22 The book of James is filled with practical instructions for our lives as Christians. In our text, James discussed – in practical terms – how to be righteous. Our goal is to “achieve the righteousness of God.” How do we do that? James outlined four steps we can take to achieve righteousness. Be Quick […]

The Message of Amos: Justice and Righteousness

Text: Amos 5:21-24 In this series, we are going to do an overview of the Minor Prophets. The goal is to (1) understand the overall theme of each book and (2) see what lessons there are for us. In this lesson, we are going to see what we can learn from the book of Amos. Historical Context […]

The Soul Who Sins Will Die

Text: Ezekiel 18:4 Many people do not want to take responsibility for their actions. They blame others for what they do wrong. The Lord addressed this mentality among His people in this chapter. We need to learn these lessons. Each Person Is Accountable for His Own Sins (v. 1-4) The Lord began by addressing a proverb […]