20 Aug The Righteousness of Christ
Read: Romans 1:1-6
Last Sunday Pastor Ken preached a message from Psalm 95 on true worship. This Sunday, he will begin our series in Romans with a message from Romans 1:1-6, entitled, “The Righteousness of God”. As you prepare your heart for our corporate gathering, let these words from Milton Vincent encourage you and lead you to further rest in the righteousness of Christ.
The gospel encourages me to rest in my righteous standing with God, a standing which Christ Himself has accomplished and always maintains for me. I never have to do a moment’s labor to gain or maintain my justified status before God! Freed from the burden of such a task, I now can put my energies into enjoying God, pursuing holiness, and ministering God’s amazing grace to others.
The gospel also reminds me that my righteous standing with God always holds firm regardless of my performance, because my standing is based solely on the work of Jesus and not mine. On my worst days of sin and failure, the gospel encourages me with God’s unrelenting grace toward me. On my best days of victory and usefulness, the gospel keeps me relating to God solely on the basis of Jesus’ righteousness and not mine.
“Resting in Christ’s Righteousness,” in A Gospel Primer for Christians, by Milton Vincent
Song List for Sunday
- Alive in Us, by Hillsong Live
- You Found Me, by Kristian Stanfill
- God’s Word Stands Sure Forever, by North Wake Music
- Great are You Lord, All Sons and Daughters
- Stronger, by Hillsong Live