"Sin, Righteousness, &
John 16: 7-15
I. What has happened to "sin, righteousness,
II. The world neglects these because of their
this reason it "stumbles!"
don't want to be social outcasts.
1. If this is the price to pay, then let's pay it Brethren!
2. God's word "cuts" our hearts ALWAYS!
follow after such evil doctrines that they'll "murder."
1. Why? Because they don't know the Savior!
2. They didn't practice true rel. under the old law nor under
new law which Jesus Christ is espousing--especially to the
remaining 11 apostles
even the 11 apostles misunderstood the person/Deity before them.
1. JESUS CHRIST was going to take the sins of the WHOLE world.
a. I get excited when I get a LONG term-paper done, & boy
do I love to celebrate after it has been completed!
b. How much jubilation there should have been had they
understood the person/God before them.
2. But they sorrowed because they didn't fully
comprehend the enormity of this man/God & his dedication & love
towards them & the world.
I. JESUS CHRIST poured out the Comforter
II. Convict: "to convince with evidence which
includes refutation, 
persuasion; to expose error, to reveal wrong-doing & to
The Greek word is "stronger" than the English "refute", because it carries
with it the force of conviction to the extent of the realization of the
matters taught, yet weaker than our word "convince" which means to bring
to an admission of the evil & error of one's teaching and course.
will convict us to travel the world with JESUS CHRIST's gospel!
[A 1: 7-8]
Leo BOLES said that 15 different pol. area of the known [A 2: 1-4]
world were listed, & each one was understood & edified by what
these unique tongues were saying!
III. They not only disbelieved JESUS CHRIST,
they murdered Him! [9; A 2: 22
in God's eternal plan, it fit!
[Rom 5: 6-12]
To reconcile us back to God!
1. God/creator, JESUS CHRIST/mediator, HS/revealer to
2. Father/formulator, Son/Executor, & Spirit/Revealer &
IV. They finally saw what JESUS CHRIST was
REALLY talking about.
[10; A 2:
were all witnesses, including John the Baptist.
[Jn 5: 32]
is the witness others have of me? Am I like JESUS CHRIST?
V. Have we been judged righteous?
[11; Rom 6: 13, 16]
Word will judge us, if we will obey & act upon it.
prince of this world/Satan has already been judged.
1. Let's not fall into such condemnation, even before we've
2. Let's live in obedience to JESUS CHRIST's will.
VI. JESUS CHRIST had such little time, so
that is why he left us parables.
[12; Mk 4:
VII. We have been blessed with a helper into
truth! [13; 1 Cor. 13: 8-10]
VIII. The truth will convict us in our hearts.
[14; Jn 15: 26]
IX. Father & Son are as 1.
[15; Mt 11: 27]
to the Jehovah's Witnesses
to you & I if we don't heed His warnings
to you & I if we don't enjoy the confidence of His Comforter!
I. 63 counties in MN are w/o a church of
NJ, has a pop. of 553,099 & not a single church of Christ!
miraculous about going into these missionary areas of the USA
to share the Word with these lost souls.
them about Sin, Righteousness, & Judgement!
II. The Holy Spirit doesn't offer us anything
"miraculous" in the worldly sense.
providence in concert with the Holy Spirit are working today, but
this is NOT a substitute for living out our short lives.
will God know how faithful & obedient we were to sin
or righteousness unless we are tested in the world?
III. Are you a "fragrance" to the world?
[2 Cor. 2: 14-17]
sure wherever we go, we give off a "good" scent.
1st impressions die hard!
I. I invite you to learn more of God's idea
of "sin, righteousness, & judgment."
II. Come today & study with one of our
members & learn of these 3 Biblical
concepts & how
you can be "1" with fellow Christians.
III. It's possible, if you allow His Word
to enter your heart.
IV. Be of good cheer!
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