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Hope of Righteousness

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Galatians 5:1-12

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Hope of Righteousness

  1. 1. Hope of Righteousness Galatians 5:5
  2. 2. What’s happening in the world?
  3. 3. Disaster Work
  4. 4. How good do I have to be…?
  5. 5. Galatia in Paul’s day
  6. 6. Galatians 5:1-6 For through the Spirit, we eagerly await by faith, the righteousness for which we hop
  7. 7. Righteousness by Good Works • Righteousness by Our Own Effort –based on obeying the Law –...doing good ...abstaining from bad deeds –common to all other religions in the world
  8. 8. Legalism • giving up freedom in Christ • ...entangling oneself in a yoke of bondage • ...become estranged from Christ, ... • ... fallen from grace.
  9. 9. you won’t get in that way.. • Matthew 5:20 • For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven
  10. 10. Parable of the Pharisee & Tax Collector • Luke 18:9f •I..... I..... I..... I........I • --> self-righteousness & pride
  11. 11. Another Righteousness • Romans 3:21 • But now the righteousness of God apart from the lawis revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ
  12. 12. Yeshua
  13. 13. A Strange Verse • Hebrews 10:14 • For by one sacrifice he has made perfect for ever those who are being made holy
  14. 14. Salvation involves... •Justification + Sanctification •Imputed + Imparted Righteousness •Forgiveness + Holiness
  15. 15. Difference –Justification - wholly God’s work –Sanctification - we work with God • Philippians 2:12-13 –continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is Godwho worksin you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
  16. 16. Repent of our ‘good deeds’ • Philippians 3:8-9 • I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my ownthat comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ – the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith
  17. 17. A Crownof Righteousness • 2 Timothy 4:7-8 • I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.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.
  18. 18. A New Earth • 2 Peter 3:13 • Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells
  19. 19. Applications • STOP trying to be good enough for heaven.. • LOOK to Jesus for God’s righteousness • GOon walking with the Spirit day by day • …hoping for the crown of righteousness God will give us

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