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Believe unto Rightiousness

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Text: Romans 10:9-10


Intro: Relationship between Believing, Confession and Righteousness

1.        We must begin with the heart (v10)


a.        The world says it’s intellect but God says it’s heart

b.        All action comes out of the hear

 i.      Matthew 15:19 “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:”


ii.      Luke 6: 45 “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”

c.        Righteousness must begin in the heart – Desire then Inputted

d.        You must desire righteousness

e.        Must know your need

i.      Luke 18:9-14  “And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”


2.        The Action The Heart Must Take

Believe = verb - Action  - To trust with -The subjunctive mood is the mood of possibility and potentiality. The action described may or may not occur, depending upon circumstances. Conditional sentences of the third class (“ean” + the subjunctive) are all of this type, as well as many commands following conditional purpose clauses, such as those beginning with “hina.”

i.      Let the drunk believe that Jesus is more powerful then alcohol

ii.      Let the adulterer believe that Jesus is more powerful then lust

iii.      Let the gossiper believe that Jesus is more powerful then thrill of telling


b.        It is one thing to believe that He is Savior – But believe he can save you form YOUR Sin

i.      Save / Deliver!!!!!

ii.      1 John 1:8-10 “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

Confess With Your Mouth

a.  Proverbs 28:13“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.”

b.  Psalm 32:5 “I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.”


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