Righteousness before God
The Triumphs of Trusting: Righteousness Before God Luke 18:9-14
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Sunday Sept 2nd 2018
Pastor Darren Smith
United Christian Church
2851 Sevier Road
Marietta – NY 13110
Today’s Sermon Outline and Bulletin
Front Cover – 2 Corinthians 4:6
6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a] made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
Inside Cover – Colossians 3:16
16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
Worship through Praise –
Call to Worship : Ephesians 1:3-14 - Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he[a] predestined us for adoption to sonship[b] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, 9 he[c] made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
11 In him we were also chosen,[d] having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purposeof his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritanceuntil the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.
Todays Sermon - and Communion Sunday
The Triumphs of Trusting: Righteousness before God Luke 18:9-14
Dependence and trust in God as savior, the essence of faith, is the only means anyone can stand righteous and accepted (justified) before God. Salvation is not earned or based on works; it is a gift of mercy and grace.
1. The Listeners (v 9)
2. The Laboring (v 11-12)
3. The Licentious (v 13)
4: The Lesson (v 14)
5: The Life