Tag: righteousness of God

Why the cross?

 2 Cor 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (ESV) Have you ever wondered “why the cross?”  If you grew up in a western evangelical church you were probably taught something about a “payment to and angry God” and…

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Go ahead and ask a question

One of the beautiful things about Jesus is He gives us permission to ask questions.  This is what happens in a relationship.  No bride and groom or brother and sister or father and child would be without conversation.  Fathers especially are riddled with questions from their five-year-old child.  That is how it is supposed to…

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Spoons and Steaks

Gal 2:16 yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will…

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Robe of Righteousness

Luk 15:22 But the father said to his servants, ‘ Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet… I have a couple of t-shirts that have the phrase “Yay God” on the front.  Some days I really want to wear one. …

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I’m Right! Part 3

God’s approval is what we have always desired.  Come on, think about it.  We all want to hear God say “good job” or “I picked you out of a crowd” or many other versions of the same concept.  We want to be loved and recognized by God.  It is in our DNA.  It is our…

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I’m Right: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series I talked about how righteousness isn’t a measuring stick of my performance but simply God’s approval.  Religion has distorted this concept and used it against us.  As a matter of fact God talks a lot about how we shouldn’t look for His approval elsewhere.  Paul tells us that there…

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I’m Right! Part:1

From the moment we are born we thrive on approval.  We desire approval.  We seek approval.  Just think about it.  When you smile at a baby you usually get a smile back, right?  Children learn at a very young age that approval will result in good stuff.  Even with zero knowledge of the law they…

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