These are notes from a Sunday School Lesson in January. The teachings have been on the topic of “death”. A prior week our teacher noted that the power of sin is law… it sets the standard. Men needed to see they could not find righteousness by themselves.
Jesus came to fulfill the purpose of the law which is righteousness. Matthew 5. Jesus took the power of sin away. Jesus’ sacrifice – his death upon the cross - puts us in right standing with God. He removed our separation. Isaiah 59:1-2.
What is in your heart? God hates sin.
God's holiness is even above the unreachable standard of the law.
We are not to judge others. We are to live in obedience and humility knowing that we can’t save ourselves, but God can.
He died (He did it) for all.
I think this song fits the message. Greater.Verses for Today:
Isaiah 59:1-2, 15-16
1 Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save,
nor his ear too dull to hear.
2 But your iniquities have separated
you from your God;
your sins have hidden his face from you,
so that he will not hear.
15 Truth is nowhere to be found,
and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.
The Lord looked and was displeased
that there was no justice.
16 He saw that there was no one,
he was appalled that there was no one to intervene;
so his own arm achieved salvation for him,
and his own righteousness sustained him.
Lord Jesus, I thank you that you are my righteousness; that you didn't leave me separated from God.