PART 4: The Righteousness Dilemma

1.   The Apostle Paul expressed his frustrations about sin in Romans 7:15-20. What phrase in this text stands out to you the most?


2.     Debbie says good works do not make us righteous, but righteousness should result in good works. Explain in your own words what this means.


3.    Write out Philippians 1:9-11 and Luke 6:45 below. What do these two passages have in common?


4.    The qualifying difference between being saved and being in genuine Relationship with God is _____________________________.


5.    Circle the incorrect statement:  

a. The Kingdom of God has standards of righteousness.

b. The Bible tells us to do this, not that—and these are regulations of the Kingdom. 

c. Discipline in conduct is a sign we are in Relationship with the Lord.

d. There are certain expectations concerning citizens of Heaven.

e. Kingdom privileges have demands.

f. John 14:15 is an optional verse.


6.    In the epistles, the Apostle Paul often speaks of “freedom.” However, he is usually speaking of freedom from the Old Testament Law—not freedom from __________ or ___________. restraint or discipline.


7.    What is the difference between BONDAGE TO SIN and WILLFUL SIN?

Have you ever been in bondage to sin? Explain. 


8.    We are responsible for our behavior, however we may feel. TRUE or FALSE


9.   “As believers and followers of Christ, our sins are paid in full. We don’t have to pay for our sins because Jesus paid. . . You couldn’t pay for your sins if you wanted to.”

Have you ever felt that you were paying for your sins?

Describe what it means to get LIFE and GOD mixed up. Have you done this? 

Write out Spiritual Law #17:


10.   Circle the correct statement:

a. God will allow His children to suffer.

b. God will allow his children to go their own way.

c. God will honor your choices.

d. God will allow his children to stay away until they come back of their own will—and he won’t go out looking for them.  

f. God does not move.

h. All the above.


11.   Describe CONDEMNATION.

Condemnation is the opposite of righteousness. Righteousness is a statement of who ______ says you are, while condemnation is a statement of who _____ __________ says you are.  

Write out Romans 8:1 and Proverbs 24:16 below. How do these passages describe a righteous person?


12.   What is the difference between SIN and WORKS?

How does God deal with sin? Write out 1 John 1:9 below.

How does God deal with works?



BONUS QUESTION: Debbie says that during her five-year spiritual pout, she thought she was waiting on God—but actually, He was waiting on her. Have you ever thought you were waiting on God, when perhaps He was waiting on you?

Is He waiting on you now?


God is not mad at you—and He's not keeping score!

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