We have been chosen for this time to do a righteous work and to respond to a righteous cause. The righteous cause is to restore this generation. This is a righteous fight.

 

2019 Theme: Preparing the Church through Recovering, Rebuilding, and Repairing this Generation.
God wants to do a new thing in the church. We are the church. He wants to do a new thing in us and through us for the benefit of others. Whenever God is getting ready to do something new, there is a call to righteousness. He is calling us to be righteous and to serve a righteous cause. The benefits and blessings of God follows righteousness.

Intent:

  1. To challenge us to rise to a new level of righteousness. 
  2. To prove our love for God’s people. 

Purpose: That we will establish ourselves as being trustworthy.

  1. To be trustworthy to carry forth the work. 
  2. To be used by God to do His work.

Goals: That we will serve a righteous cause.

Objectives:
1) Why is God calling us to righteousness.
2) What is righteousness.
3) How to be righteous.
4) The benefit of righteousness.
5) Moving from religion to relationship.
6) Raising up the standard of righteousness.
7) How to respond to the call.


Subtitle: What is righteousness?
There are two aspects of righteousness:
1) One is being right with God, meaning having a relationship with Him. This is called having a position of righteousness.
2) The second aspect is the disposition, meaning where we are in our relationship with Him. This is called the disposition of righteousness.
God wants us to rise to a new level of righteousness. God doesn’t want to use anybody that is not trustworthy. Our spirit knows when we are not right with God. There is a lack of peace and joy because we are not right with God. God changes the heart so that He can change the relationship.

  1. Righteousness is a gift given to those who believe.
  2. Righteousness comes with a relationship with God for those who believe. Gods love for us sent Jesus to be the propitiation of our sins, so we can be qualified for His benefits.
    a) We have the gift of His grace.
    b) We have been justified.
    c) We have forgiveness of sins.
    d) We are friends of God.
    e) We have the benefits of God.
    f) We have a changed heart.
    g) We have changed actions.

  3. Righteousness is a right relationship with God.
  4. a) We know the truth.
    b) There is a hunger and thirst for a relationship.
    c) There is a desire to know Him.
    d) There is internal fulfillment.
    e) There is a desire to please Him.
    f) We have a changed heart.
    g) We have changed actions.

 

God has a work for us to do and He needs to be able to trust us. GOD needs us clean on the inside so that He can trust us to be true witnesses to this generation. In order to accomplish this, we must be in right relationship with Him; in right position with Him and in right disposition within the relationship with Him.