• Tabernacle Baptist Church

The Unrighteous and the Righteous (1 Corinthians 6:9-11) - 3/6/22

INTRO

  • 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

Deception

  • 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

Behavior

  • Both internal and external.

  • THE MIND AND HEART PRODUCE THE LIFE.

  • Our actions are a symptom

  • Head, Heart and Hands

Departure

  • 1 John 2:19They 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!!!!

1 John 3:9

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.

2 Cor. 5:17

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

  • New…IS NEW

  • 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.


Col. 1:24-29

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.

  • Believe on

  • Come to Jesus in repentance and faith.

  • Trust in

  • Live for

  • Follow after

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