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Sermon About the Righteousness of God

 Sermon About the Righteousness of God

The Bible tells us that one of the most important attributes of God is his righteousness which means to be just or to be in accordance with what is right. 


First of all, God's righteousness is expressed through his creation. Everything that exists bears witness to the fact that God is righteous. From the natural world to human beings, everything obeys God's will and preserves its Creator. Furthermore, in addition to preserving his creation, God also preserves his people in every generation. He ensures that all of his creation bears witness to his perfect character as the righteous God he is.


1. Righteousness in Jesus

Power, popularity, prestige, position, and pride are nothing as compared to knowing Christ (Phil. 3:8- 11).

Jesus fully expressed divine righteousness and made it available to anyone through his sacrificial death on the cross. He bore all of our sins through his punishment on the cross; this makes him fully righteous in relation to sin. By rising from the grave, he also demonstrated that our sin cannot defeat or overturn His absolute authority over it. He made Himself fully subject to His Father's will in allowing himself to be brutally tortured and crucified by men under the control of Satan. By doing this, Jesus demonstrated that His obedience was greater than any rebellion against His heavenly Father.


More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish in order that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,

that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;

in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.


2. There was righteousness with the Pharisees


Every person bears witness to God's perfection by possessing an innate moral compass and the ability to choose between good and evil. They also bear witness to his perfect love by freely loving and rejecting His grace at any time. Even when faced with insurmountable obstacles, humans can choose obedience over disobedience- and thus express their perfect relationship with their creator.


It was self-righteousness (Lk. 18:9)

It was not the righteousness of God (cf. Rom. 10:3)


The righteousness of God would obviously exceed this (Matt. 5:20)

No longer superficial, but deeper— from the heart (Jer. 31:33; Heb. 8:10)

It was a difference of quality, not quantity


3. God Is Going To Judge The World

God overlooked the ignorance of the past.

“ Truly these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, (Acts 17:30)

Why you need to repent.

“God has appointed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness…

How do you know this is going to happen?

“… He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead”

The Helper will convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.

Where exactly are these three found?

In the word of God.

To be convicted is to be moved to action (Acts 2:37).

It is the word of God that tells of sin (1 Jn. 3:4; Rom. 3:23; 6:23).

It is the word of God that tells of righteousness (Rom. 1:17; 10:4).

It is the word of God that tells of judgment (Jn. 12:31; Jn. 12:48).


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Conclusion

The Bible tells us that one of the greatest attributes of God is his righteousness- a quality that makes him completely just and virtuous towards mankind. Through creation, Jesus' obedience on the cross and eternal salvation make him perfectly righteous towards mankind; but it is up to each individual to accept His grace or reject it out of selfishness. Either way, Jesus' sacrifice demonstrates that anyone who accepts it can have a righteous relationship with God- no matter what their past may have been.

Romans 6:16, 23

16 Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?

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