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Righteousness and Guilt

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Intro: Billy Graham during a crusade in London in 1954 had the opportunity to meet the Queen of England. They had many private meetings and he preached many times at Windsor and Sandringham.

The Righteousness of Jesus Reveals Man’s Guilt

Innocent

Felix renders his verdict
Verdict is innocent
Does not need more witnesses-buying time for himself
Paul’s innocence is because of his character
Character and conduct of the church is to reflect innocence, blamelessness or righteousness. All opposite of the world
Romans 12:9-16
Three reasons Paul was left in prison, one overarching reason-God’s Sovereignty
Paul’s safety
Politics- appease the Jews
Greed- Felix wants a bribe

Guilty

Paul’s faith intriguing
Paul proclaims the truth
Righteousness-only found in Jesus
Romans 3:21-26
Philippians 3:7-11
Self-Control
Galatians 5:23
Titus 1:7-9
2 Peter 1:5-7
Judgment to come
Ecclesiastes 3:16-20
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
2 Corinthians 5:1-10
2 Thessalonians 1:6-12
Revelations 20:11-15
Guilt of Felix leads to fear
Greed leads Felix to rejection

Consequence

Paul continues in the providence of God
Felix is succeeded because of his wickdeness
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