Are all our righteous acts like filthy rags?

Are all our righteous acts like filthy rags?

(Is. 64:6, NIV)

One of the most misused, misquoted, and misunderstood Scriptures in the Bible comes from Isaiah 64:6, where Isaiah writes, “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags …” (NIV).

  • 1. They shouldn’t be!
  • 2. Where might misunderstandings of Isaiah 64:6 have also come from?
  • 3. Can we not sin? Can we be perfect? Can our deeds be pleasing to God?
  • 4. What if we do sin?

Work Out Your Salvation With Fear And Trembling (Phil. 2:12-18)

Phil. 2:12  So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;

Philippians 2:12-18
1. Work Requested (2:12a,b)
2. Work Requirements (2:12c-18)

(i) Work Reverently (2:12c)

(ii) Work Confidently (2:13)

(iii) Work Willingly (2:14)

(iv) Work Blamelessly (2:15)

(v) Work Steadfastly (2:16)

(vi) Work Cheerfully (2:17,18)

Who did Sin that this Man was Born Blind? Pt 1


John 9:1-2 KJV

(1)  And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. (2)  And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?

Moses’ 5 Objections

There was a great work to be done (leaving slavery in Egypt), but …

Moses’ Five (5) Objections

  1. Who am I? (Ex. 3:11) 
  2. What shall I say to them? (Ex. 3:13)
  3. What if they will not believe me or listen? (Ex. 4:1)
  4. I have never been eloquent (Ex. 4:10)
  5. Please send someone else (Ex. 4:13, NIV)

There is also a great work to be done today (saving souls from slavery to sin) …

Let’s not make similar objections today:

  • 2:14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing;

1Cor. 15:58  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.


Neglecting Salvation

Introduction Heb 2:1-4 KJV

(1) Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

(2) For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;

(3) How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

(4) God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

Your First Love If its important, you will make the time. If its not, you will make the excuse. Making Time Rev 2:4 KJV Jer 2:1-2 KJV Making Excuses Rev 3:15-16 KJV

Take Heed Heb 2:1 KJV The Things you Have heard Old Testament Deu 11:16 KJV Jos 22:5 KJV New Testament Mar 13:5 KJV 1Ti 4:16 KJV Mat 13:22 KJV 2Ti 4:10 KJV How Shall we Escape? Heb 2:2-3 KJV Just Recompense Act 7:51-53 KJV Jer 6:10-15 KJV Remember we have been grafted in Rom 11:20-22 KJV Heb 10:28-29 KJV

The Bronze Serpent

The Bronze Serpent

(Num. 21:4-9)

  1. The people became impatient and spoke against God and Moses
  2. The Lord sent fiery serpents; Moses interceded for the people
  3. At the LORD’S command Moses made a bronze serpent
  4. Whoever believes in Jesus will have eternal life
  5. We must not shrink back to destruction


Greet one another with a holy kiss

Greet one another with a holy kiss: Romans 16v16

Today’s lesson: “Greet one another with a holy kiss.” (Rom. 16:16a; etc.)?

Do we obey this today?

1.  The “holy kiss” is a New Testament command

2.  New Testament commands are to be obeyed

3.  Obeying the command to greet with a holy kiss