Pastor Carlos

November 14, 2016 ()

Bible Text: Job 4:17; Romans 3:21-25; Acts 4:12; Philippians 2:12–13; Proverbs 1:3, 7:2-9, 20; 2 Chronicles 7:13–14; Matthew 6:16–18; Matthew 26:41; Matthew 17:14–21; Joshua 1:8; 2 Timothy 3:16–17; Hebrews 4:12; Romans 10:17; Matthew 28:19–20; Romans 10:14–15; Acts 2:42–47 |

Series:

RIGHTEOUSNESS; LIVING RIGHT WITH GOD

We have a serious of messages that is called "Vertical Wisdom for Horizontal Living" that is basically the title of the series and we started way back. I have no glue when we are going to finish because we are still at the 10th chapter of the book of Proverbs. We are taking the whole book of Proverbs and preaching through the whole book of Proverbs. So go ahead and keep on reading your devotional time in the book of Proverbs. We are in chapter 10 and when we got to chapter 10 I found out that I couldn't continue preaching just verse by verse because we were going to be like Pac-Man going from one place to the other jumping all over the place so I changed the style. We are picking some topics for which we are going to hear the Word of God and hopefully at the end I will have my new Bible that I bought all marked, every single verse in the book of Proverbs. That is my goal. If you want to do the same thing, I got a Bible that I wasn't using for anything and I am marking every single verse that I have preached or I have gone to in the book of Proverbs and trying to stay away from them again, so that we can preach every single verse in the book of Proverbs.

That's how rich this book is and I hope that richness of that book can become part of your life because that's what it is about. We are trying to get wisdom from heaven to help us live down here and that is why it is titled like that "Vertical Wisdom for Horizontal Living" and last week we started a series of messages that is going to take 2 or 3 weeks. I am talking about righteousness. Righteousness, making that in a way that we can understand. It's living right with God. How can we live right with God?

Now many people today have this idea that living right with God is kind of like going to the Marines and going through basic training and going through all the training there and you are will to do whatever you are asked to do and it must be a situation of obedience or otherwise the wrath of your sergeant of whoever is in charge comes upon you. Well kind of like that but it's not that bad because the reality is that because of the righteousness of Christ being inputed or given to us through faith in Christ Jesus, every single follower of Christ should be so, so, so happy and so joyful and so thankful to God that whatever He says we do it willingly without having to feel like we are serving in the Armed Forces. We just do it because we love him so much and we want our lives to count for him and for those who are looking at us. And that's why it is so important that we understand about righteousness because I don't want you in any way shape or form thinking that if you don't do the things God tells you to do you are going to have lightning bolt coming and get you. It may happen, I can't say... I'm not God and He doesn't ask for my permission to do what He wants to do but the reality is that this is not His intention.

Job 4:17 Modern English Version (MEV)

17 ‘Can a mortal be more righteous than God?
Can a man be more pure than his Maker?

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Romans 3:21-25 Modern English Version (MEV)

Righteousness Through Faith

21 But now, apart from the law, the righteousness of God is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets. 22 This righteousness of God comes through faith in Jesus Christ[a] to all and upon all who believe, for there is no distinction. 23 For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith, in His blood, for a demonstration of His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins previously committed,

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 3:22 Or through the faith of Jesus Christ.

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Acts 4:12 Modern English Version (MEV)

12 There is no salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

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Philippians 2:12-13 Modern English Version (MEV)

Shining as Lights in the World

12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but so much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For God is the One working in you, both to will and to do His good pleasure.

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Proverbs 1:3 Modern English Version (MEV)

3 to receive the instruction of wisdom,
justice, judgment, and equity;

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Proverbs 7:2-9 Modern English Version (MEV)

2 Keep my commandments and live,
and my teaching as the apple of your eye.
3 Bind them on your fingers;
write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”
and call understanding your kinswoman,
5 that they may keep you from the immoral woman,
from the seductress who flatters with her words.

6 For at the window of my house
I looked through my casement,
7 and saw among the simple ones,
I discerned among the youths,
a young man void of understanding,
8 passing through the street near her corner;
and he went the way to her house
9 in the twilight, in the evening,
in the black and dark night.

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Proverbs 7:20 Modern English Version (MEV)

20 he has taken a bag of money with him,
and will come home at the day appointed.”

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2 Chronicles 7:13-14 Modern English Version (MEV)

13 “When I shut up the heaven and there is no rain, or when I command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence on My people, 14 if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

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Matthew 6:16-18 Modern English Version (MEV)

Teaching About Fasting

16 “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces so they may appear to men to be fasting. Truly I say to you, they have their reward. 17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 so that you will not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

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Matthew 26:41 Modern English Version (MEV)

41 Watch and pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

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Matthew 17:14-21 Modern English Version (MEV)

The Healing of a Boy with a Demon

14 When they came to the crowd, a man came to Him and knelt before Him, saying, 15 “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers terribly. He often falls into the fire and often into the water. 16 I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not heal him.”

17 Then Jesus answered, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” 18 Jesus rebuked the demon, and he came out of him. And the child was healed instantly.

19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast him out?”

20 Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief. For truly I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. And nothing will be impossible for you. 21 But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

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Joshua 1:8 Modern English Version (MEV)

8 This Book of the Law must not depart from your mouth. Meditate on it day and night so that you may act carefully according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way successful, and you will be wise.

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2 Timothy 3:16-17 Modern English Version (MEV)

16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

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Hebrews 4:12 Modern English Version (MEV)

12 For the word of God is alive, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intents of the heart.

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Romans 10:17 Modern English Version (MEV)

17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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Matthew 28:19-20 Modern English Version (MEV)

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

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Romans 10:14-15 Modern English Version (MEV)

14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring good news of good things!”[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 10:15 Isa 52:7.

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Acts 2:42-47 Modern English Version (MEV)

Life Among the Believers

42 They continued steadfastly in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in the prayers. 43 Fear came to every soul. And many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 All who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 They sold their property and goods and distributed them to all, according to their need. 46 And continuing daily with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.

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