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The Righteousness of God

September 21, 2014

Passage: Romans 3 Speaker: Pastor Will Galkin Series: Open House

Length: 54 mins 31 secs Plays: 3246

Speaker: Will Galkin - Paul the apostle told us in Romans 1:16 that he was not ashamed of the Gospel for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes. He goes on to tell us that in the Gospel the righteousness of God is revealed. Righteousness is the quality of being morally right and without sin. Only God is perfectly righteous. God did not earn this righteousness. God is righteous. Mankind in contrast is not righteous and therefore does not enter this world with a right relationship with God. Our lack of righteousness is demonstrated by our sinful thoughts, motives, and actions. Because of our unrighteousness, we deserve the judgment of God. Many people think that they can avoid the judgement of God by keeping the law. Yet, the law cannot cover our sin it only reveals it. Thankfully, God in His mercy sent His son Jesus to be the covering of our sin. Sinner can be declared righteous by faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Therefore, when God's righteousness is seen by unrighteous sinners their response ought to be one of humble submission toward God and faith in Jesus Christ. Upon conversion God gives the sinner His righteousness so that this new saint can enjoy a right relationship with his Creator.