You Cannot Lose Your Righteousness!

(Ome: Hey Beloveds!

I’m here with the verses and what I caught from Pastor’s recorded sermon last week.

Y’know, what Pastor shared may not be new to me, and probably the case for most of us too, but y’know, with so good teachings in our church, we tend to take things for granted. I pray that God makes this sermon fresh to me, and I would like to encourage you to to the same too. I like what Pastor said in this sermon, it just jumped out at me as I was preparing this sermon note, that it is those who receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness who will reign in life. So if you think that you have heard a lot of grace, no, not enough yet, keep on hearing until you experience reigning in life, and after that hear again, because the more you hear, the more you reign! I don’t know about you, but I receive the abundance of grace man. 😀

I pray that the this sermon note is a blessing to you. Declaring over you a blessed, restful reading week. Remember beloveds, you are in this world, but you are not of the world!

Blessed week!)

6 November Sunday Service

Preached by Pastor Prince

2nd Service (DVD of Hillsong London Sunday service)

Verses from the sermon:

Romans 5:17

17For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)

Romans 5:19

19For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

Romans 4:1-8

1What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh? 2For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” 4Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. 5But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, 6just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works: 7“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, And whose sins are covered; 8Blessed is the man to whom the LORD shall not impute sin.”

Genesis 12:11-13

11And it came to pass, when he was close to entering Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, “Indeed I know that you are a woman of beautiful countenance. 12Therefore it will happen, when the Egyptians see you, that they will say, “This is his wife’; and they will kill me, but they will let you live. 13Please say you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that I may live because of you.”

Genesis 20:2-7,17

2Now Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.” And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. 3But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, “Indeed you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is a man’s wife.” 4But Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, “Lord, will You slay a righteous nation also? 5Did he not say to me, “She is my sister’? And she, even she herself said, “He is my brother.’ In the integrity of my heart and innocence of my hands I have done this.” 6And God said to him in a dream, “Yes, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart. For I also withheld you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her. 7Now therefore, restore the man’s wife; for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you shall live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.”

17So Abraham prayed to God; and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female servants. Then they bore children;

Hebrews 5:13

13For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.

Key take-home points:

  • The early church had great power manifest in their midst, because great grace was prevalent. Let the word of grace be prevalent in our church, and we will be a church with great power, the power giving witness to Jesus, His finished work and His resurrection!
  • The law demands, grace supplies. When you put demands on yourself, you are under the law. When you expect something from yourself, you are under the law. There may be demands placed on us, be it from our lecturers, from our groupmates, from our boss, from our spouse, but the wisest thing we can do is to direct the demands to Jesus. Have this mindset: God will supply me what I don’t have.
  • Long before Satan can steal from you, you have to receive his accusation. His accusations come in two flavours: he either accuses you of doing wrong, or when you do right, he accuses you of not doing right enough. So when you reject his accusation, you are denying him the right to come in and mess up your life!
  • Christianity is not about introspection. Christianity is about looking outward to Jesus. Satan wants you focused on you, but God wants you focused on Jesus. When you look at yourself in the natural, you will find flaws, imperfections, and you will end up in despair. There is no hope in self. The only hope there is, is in Jesus. When you look at Jesus, every way you look at Him, He is altogether lovely, and as you behold Him, you are transformed effortlessly into His image, from glory to glory!