New Year:  Stand Up for Righteousness

New Year: Stand Up for Righteousness


  • Church Business Meeting coming up on Sunday December 5th, 2021 at 7:00pm
  • Youth meet every Saturday at 6:30pm, 3rd Saturday of the month the Youth meet at the Community Center
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Sermon Notes:

Main Point:  The church must stand up for righteousness.  A church that stands up for righteousness will be instruments of God’s power.

Foundation Scripture:  Acts 5:28-39.

  • Peter chose to obey God not man.  Peter trusted God.
  • Gamaliel’s advice to the religious leader was to let Peter go and let God deal with them.  If they are of God, nothing can stop them.

Scriptures about Righteousness bringing blessings:

  • Psalm 106:3.  Blessed are those that observe righteousness.
  • 1 Peter 3:14.  Even if we suffer for righteousness, do not fear, you will be blessed.
  • Matthew 6:33.  Seek first God’s righteousness and blessings will follow.

Pastor’s Thoughts:

  • Salvation comes from faith (followed by actions) that show we have accepted the death and resurrection of Christ as our salvation.
  • So why should we live right and do right if these actions don’t save us?  Because if you Love God you will have a passion for righteous.  
  • What the church needs at this time is to stand up for righteousness so that God can begin to bless and empower the church.
  • Standing up for what is right, according to God’s word is not easy.  
  • It is getting harder and harder for Christians to even speak about sin without offending people.  
  • But church, we must stand up for righteousness, according to God’s word.
  • Here are some examples on what the world considers ok, but that is not ok/righteous according to God’s word.
    • Abortion
    • Sexual Intimacy outside of marriage
    • Homosexuality
    • Drunkenness
    • Worry/Stress
    • Fear
    • Rebellion/Stubbornness
    • Disobedience 
  • It is time for the church to stand up for righteousness.  
  • What the bible says is clearly unrighteous or sin, is not up for debate.  
  • Even though society will pressure the church to accept sin or compromise with sin, the church must stand up for righteousness according to God’s word.

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