Sermons on Righteous
Luke 18:9-14 Are your prayers heard? How do you know?
Matthew 6:1-4 Jesus, by way of contrast, shows what the righteousness of His disciples should not look like as he points out the hypocrisy of the Pharisees.
Luke 23:13-25. The Jews, after Herod refuses to find Jesus guilty, return to Pilate demanding that he impose the death penalty in the case of Jesus. They have accused Him of misleading the people, so Pilate calls the chief priests, the rulers, and the people, hoping the people will challenge the leaders desire to have the man Jesus put to death. It doesn’t work out as Pilate had hoped.
Luke 6:37-42. The most well known verse of the Bible is also the most taken out of context. What did Jesus mean when He said “judge not”. Did he mean never talk about sin? Never call anything wrong? Obviously, that’s not it. So what did He mean?
Luke 1:21-38. A less familiar portion of the birth story of our Lord, Mary and Joseph submit to the law of God in circumcising Jesus and offering the sacrifice prescribed. They encounter two witnesses in the Temple, Simeon, a righteous and devote man, and Anna, a prophetess who lives an exemplary life who give testimony, under the leading of the Holy Spirit to the identity of this child Jesus.
1 John 3. What is the practice of your life? The apostle John tells us in this letter that by the practice of our lives it is evident if we are children of God, or children of Satan.
1 John 2:18-29. They went out from us, but they were not of us. A powerful statement which demonstrates that not all within the fellowship are believers. True believer endure in faith, fellowship, and in truth.
1 John 2:15-17 Do not love the world. John wrote this letter that Christians would be able to have concrete means of self examination. We have looked at 5 assurances of our faith so far, and in our passage today we are presented with a sixth test. Do we love the world or does our love for Christ compel us to reject the system of the world.
1 John2:12-15. John presents three life stages in the Christian faith. One assurance that our faith is real genuine saving faith is the fact that we are growing in maturity in Christ.
In our world often people, including Christians, will make mention of the fact that God is love with no understanding of what that really means. Non-believer’s take that as a reason why they have no need of a savior, because God already loves them. Unfortunately, this comes from a shallow understanding of love, and little understanding of the Gospel. “God is Love” properly understood is the most terrifying truth about God. Listen as we unpack the law and the gospel…