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I Told You So - Being Right

My Bible Study I did when I was at Gracepoint Church in Roanoke, Texas.

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I Told You So - Being Right

  1. 1. I told you so – Being Right!
  2. 2. People love being “Right”
  3. 3. Definition of the Idiom “I told you so.” • Definition of I TOLD YOU (SO) • informal • —used to say to someone that one was right about something especially when that person disagreed • You say "You were right after all." • They say "See. I told you so!"
  4. 4. When in doubt, how to be ALWAYS be Right! •Be right in God’s Eyes! •God justifies us (counts us as righteous) by Grace through Faith in Jesus Christ. •Rom 3:24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
  5. 5. GRACE • Grace is the unmerited Favor of God. • Gods • Riches • At • Christ • Expense • We are made righteous (justified) as a Gift of God!!!
  6. 6. FAITH • Means we rely on the atoning work of Jesus Christ to make us justified (Righteous) not by anything we do (works). • SAVING FAITH includes OBEDIENCE to the Gospel! When we believe God’s WORD we OBEY it! • Act 2:38 And Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  7. 7. Big Benefit of our new Birth: • RIGHTEOUSNESS (JUSTIFICATION) • 1 Co 6:11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. • We live free from condemnation and have assurance of Salvation!!!
  8. 8. Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Rom 8:38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, Rom 8:39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  9. 9. God give us New Desires Romans 8:7 – Carnal mind is Enmity with God Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. Rom 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. Rom 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 12
  10. 10. Justification (Being Righteous) => Sanctified • Sanctified = Living a Holy Life Separated from Sin. • No one is perfect! But NEW BIRTH gives us ability to resist temptation and help us over come Spiritual Strongholds (habitual sin) • God gives us new desires! • 2Co 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
  11. 11. When we fail (sin)… •Forgiveness is available through the BLOOD of Jesus Christ! •We can then continue to live a JUSTIFIED, SANCTIFIED life!!! •
  12. 12. Living a Holy Life set apart from sin! • 1John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. • 1John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. • 1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. • 1John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
  13. 13. Being Right requires alignment in all 4 areas! Belief (Faith) Being Born Again and believe in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. John 3:7; 8:24 Gospel: Death, Burial, and Ressurection Conduct – Ephesians 4:29-31 Obedience Meekness Forgiveness Peace Love Intentions (Spirit) Attitudes Thoughts Doctrine 1 Timothy 4:6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
  14. 14. Example Ananias and Sapphira - Acts 5:1-11 Belief RIGHT Conduct WRONG Intentions (Spirit) WRONG Doctrine RIGHT Ananias and Sapphira were apostolic in doctrine but wrong in the spirit and subsequently lied to the Holy Spirit. God punished them with death. Acts 5:1-11
  15. 15. Corneilus the Centurion…Acts 10:1-6; 11:13-14 Belief RIGHT Conduct RIGHT Intentions (Spirit) RIGHT Doctrine WRONG Cornelius the Centurion prayed so sincerely that God sent an angel and informed him that the apostle Peter would teach him how to be SAVED! Acts 10:1-6; 11:13-14
  16. 16. Apollos in Ephesus – Acts 18:24-26 Belief RIGHT Conduct RIGHT Intentions (Spirit) RIGHT Doctrine WRONG Act 18:24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. Act 18:25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. Act 18:26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
  17. 17. Uzzah – death from touching Arc of Covenant 2nd Samuel 6:1-8 Belief RIGHT Conduct WRONG Intentions (Spirit) RIGHT Doctrine RIGHT
  18. 18. Moses struck the rock instead of speaking to it. Numbers 20:7-12 Belief RIGHT Conduct WRONG Intentions (Spirit) RIGHT Doctrine RIGHT
  19. 19. What does your matrix look like? Pitfalls: Belief (Faith) ? – Not believing entire Bible Conduct ? Easily angered; impatient; criticizing; lying; gossiping Intentions (Spirit) ? – Lust (Matthew 5:28); Murder = hate (1 John 3:15) Doctrine ? Selectivity Is your Faith solid? How is your thought life? Regular church attendance? Holiness? 2nd Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
  20. 20. In Summary… • Being RIGHT means we are right in all 4 quadrants: • 1. Faith • 2. Intentions (spirit) • 3. Conduct • 4. Doctrine • Trust Jesus and his cleansing blood. • By God’s GRACE we walk with Him and be RIGHT in HIS sight!