Righteousness from God – repent or perish

This is the third week of a series we are calling, “righteousness from God.” By righteous we mean we are in right relationship with God. It is a human quality but it takes on a divine presence when we allow God to make us righteous. We commonly think of it as being moral, being right in all that constitutes a moral persona. To be righteous we are right, we have right conduct which is pleasing…

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Romans 8:1-2 – March 9, 2019

Hence, now there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed you from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2 NABRE      Paul in the letter to the Romans speaks on many subjects as this is a letter of introduction. He plans to travel to Rome and meet the community but first sends this letter of greeting sharing his teaching…

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1 Corinthians 10:13 – January 26, 2019

No trial has come to you but what is human. God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 NABRE      Paul in this section of the letter to the community at Corinth is warning about presumption and using the spiritual ancestors who were being delivered from slavery and…

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1 John 2:15-16 – December 3, 2018

Do not love the world or the things of the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, sensual lust, enticement for the eyes, and a pretentious life, is not from the Father but is from the world. 1 John 2:15-16 NABRE      In the letter of John to the community we have heard John speaking about love, the love of God,…

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1 Corinthians 6:19 – November 25, 2018

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19 NABRE      Paul in writing to the people of Corinth speaks about sexual immorality. In the verses preceding the quoted verse he says he has the power and the freedom to…

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