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You were Justified - by Michael Phillips
Before and After - Part 4 of 4
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1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Apr 18, 2010 am - For the last month or so, we've been looking at 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 to remind us of what we used to be, what we are now, and how the change took place. We used to be unrighteous, by which I mean, people who lived for themselves or others, but not for God. Some live notorious lives-adulterers, homosexuals, or thieves. Others live more decently, but they're still covetous-living for money or what money buys, but not for God. Such people-Paul is at pains to tell us- Will not inherit the kingdom of God. Even if they go to church. Do unrighteous people go to church? They do-a lot of them do, and we need to be sure we are not those people. To whom much is given-our Lord says-much will be required. Because I have gone to church all my life, my judgment will be far stricter than the man who has never heard the Gospel, been under the waters of baptism, or received the Lord's body. There is a sobering message here for everyone who calls Christ his Savior, but it is not what Paul is saying in this place. Here, he is saying, 'We are not unrighteous'. Immature? Yes; silly, and prone to sin, of course. But not unrighteous. Unlike others, we will inherit the Kingdom of God. In fact, we already ... More >>>

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