No Longer Dominated

This week we’d like to pick up where we left off last week:

We illustrated that our goal in working with God:

We ILLUSTRATED:

Looking at the scriptures and then we’ll pick up where we left off: 

John 16:8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:

John 16:9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; (ESV)

Today let’s move on to verse 10…

John 16:10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; (ESV)

As you study these types of verses there are surely different views:

I would like to interpret this scripture in the light of the righteousness view…

John 16:10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; (ESV)

God’s requirement for Him to except us – has been and always will be righteousness: Remember the scripture…

Rom. 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” (ESV)

NOTICE: His righteous act made it possible for God to accept him 

Rom. 4:3 The Scriptures say, “God accepted Abraham because Abraham had faith in him.” (CEV)

Jesus met God’s standard of righteousness for Us

John 16:10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; (ESV)

This is such a real illustration of that:

1 Chr. 13:9 But when they arrived at the threshing floor of Nacon, the oxen stumbled, and Uzzah reached out his hand to steady the Ark.

1 Chr. 13:10 Then the LORD’s anger was aroused against Uzzah, and he struck him dead because he had laid his hand on the Ark. So Uzzah died there in the presence of God. (NLT)

PIC – UZZAH 

Uzzah wasn’t born-again: 

In Romans 3 through chapter 5:

But here is God’s solution: 

Rom. 3:26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. (NKV)

Rom. 3:26 for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he makes sinners right in his sight when they believe in Jesus. (NLT)

Jesus met all the demands of God’s perfect righteousness

PIC – sinking ship 

PIC – Saved and brand-new ship 

PIC – crashing plane 

PIC – saved and brand-new plane 

John 16:10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; (ESV)

REVIEW: 

No Longer Dominated 

Rom. 6:14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. (ESV)

Once we are saved:

Dominion isn’t a word we use much in our democratic world:

By His grace we are set free from the dominion of sin 

One: We Are Cleansed of Our Sins 

1 Cor. 6:11 Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (NLT) 

Two: The Record of Charges Was Cancelled 

Col. 2:14 He cancelled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. (NLT)

Rom. 4:7 “Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight.

Rom. 4:8 Yes, what joy for those whose record the LORD has cleared of sin.”(NLT)  

Three: He Made Us the Righteousness of God 

2 Cor. 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (ESV)

Four: We Can Now Draw Near to Him

Heb. 10:22 let us draw near with sincerity and unfaltering faith, having had our hearts sprinkled, once for all, from consciences oppressed with sin, and our bodies bathed in pure water. (WEYMTH)

Five: He Made Us Alive 

Col. 2:13 You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. (NLT)

1 John 3:9 No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God.  (ESV)

1John 3:9 No one who is a child of God is habitually guilty of sin. A God-given germ of life remains in him, and he cannot habitually sin—because he is a child of God. (WEYMTH)

SIX: God’s Grace Teaches Us 

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 

His grace brought salvation – to the unbelieving:

Titus 2:12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 

Titus 2:13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, (NKJV)