Sunday Preview 01.26.20
This Sunday at Cornerstone Church...
How does your righteousness measure up? Are you being a good Christian? Looking around at the world makes you really disheartened, doesn’t it?
What’s wrong with all of these people?
I am so glad that I am not as wicked as all of them.
I go to church, give money, read my bible, and pray.
You might remember the Lord Jesus telling a parable that echoes this way of thinking (Luke 18:9-14). In the book of Romans, we see Paul using a similar rhetorical argument. He has written of the unrighteousness that results from the rejection of God’s self-revelation (Rom. 1:19-32). Now, in chapters 2 and 3, he will tell all of the moral, God-fearing people that their lot is not much better. While standing on moral high-ground, similar sinful practices are evident among this group as well (Rom. 2:1-3). God’s gospel that reveals and conveys God’s righteousness is "meant to lead you to repentance" (v. 4), but for so many there is hardness and no repentance at all (v. 5). It is much easier to focus on the sins and condemnation of others, but the church is to be about the transformation of lives through the gospel. Before we will truly impact the world around us, we must first be impacted by the gospel ourselves. The gospel message has its impact in us when we see our own ugly sinfulness and repent, believing God is merciful to blot out our sin and provide us with righteousness for life and eternity. What is your response to God’s revelation of Himself? Join us as worship the God of kindness, forbearance, and patience!
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