Tag: righteousness

A Different Romans Road

I bet most people know about the “Romans road formula” for “teaching the gospel.”  I used to think that was a good technique.  Now I see so differently. When we as mankind ate from the wrong tree it was like we fell off a huge cliff and landed right on our heads at the bottom. …

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Robe of Righteousness Again

There was a comment on the last post that I want to respond to with this post.  If you haven’t read “Robe of Righteousness” you might want to take a look so this post makes sense in context.  Still I think this will stand alone.  So here we go! Righteousness.  I have written a few…

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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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Separated or hiding?

I got a form letter in the mail two days ago. God’s timing is funny. Actually it is probably the enemy making a play to keep us down yet again. Still it is funny that this flyer would show up right in the middle of this series of posts. We have been looking at the…

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Book of Remembrance

When I was a little kid I lived in the “mid south.”  That is what the weather man called it on the news. He would point to the map and say “sunny in the morning with a chance of showers in the afternoon over the entire mid south region.”  We lived in Memphis Tennessee. Apparently…

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Will you marry me?

Matthew 22:2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son (ESV) High school was a tough experience for most of us.  It was a time of learning how to fit in.  There were some that were very bold.  They had the rebel look and didn’t appear…

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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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Why does Jesus weep?

Is there bad news in Heaven?  Is there bad news in the Kingdom of Heaven?  Paul said that the Kingdom of Heaven is righteousness (the approval of God), peace (when all essential parts are joined together) and joy (be favorably disposed) in the Holy Spirit.  I don’t see any bad news in the list.  Walking…

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