The Unrighteous and the Righteous (1 Corinthians 6:9-11) - 3/6/22
Do you not know…..Again Paul alludes to the idea that the behavior of those within the church is unacceptable & that it should be obvious.
Remember… there were divisions in the church.
When we are not all on the same page, then we have divisions.
They were a divided people over lifestyles and character issues
The Unrighteous and The Righteous
One has blessings from the Lord… one does not.
One God affirms and empowers
One God rejects and judges
The Unrighteous – vv. 9-10
Will not inherit the kingdom of God
Matt. 4:17 – “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
REPENT…. CHANGE DIRECTION
Do not be deceived…led away, trickery, YOU ARE OK
Therefore, our doctrine (what we believe is important)
WE KNOW WHAT IS THE TRUTH… everything else is a lie
Both internal and external.
THE MIND AND HEART PRODUCE THE LIFE.
Our actions are a symptom
Head, Heart and Hands
1 John 2:19 –They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us.”
Jesus even said…I am the WAY, TRUTH, and LIFE John 14:6
They left Christ and His Church
The Righteous – v. 11
AND SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU
AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU ARE NOT WHO YOU USE TO BE!!!!
9 No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God.
Seed produces, grows.
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
OLD IS GONE
I am changed… I CAN CONTINUE TO CHANGE
The thing to remember is that we can change…because of what it means to be saved.
24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, 26 the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. 27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.
There has been a SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION
We are washed – a new life
We are sanctified – Set apart. A new behavior
Set apart in salvation
Set apart for Christian living
Eph 2:8-10 – For good works
Immediately, yet progressively
We are justified – a new standing
At regeneration we are made new though repentance and faith.
THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ & by the Spirit of God.
Come to Jesus in repentance and faith.