WORKSHEET 6: KNOWING CHRIST - KNOWING GOD
Copyright © Rosemary Bardsley 2003
STUDY 6: JESUS CHRIST - THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS
Task #1: Look up these prophecies of Christ. What do they teach us about the relationship between Jesus Christ and 'righteousness'?
Task #2:Hebrew poetry was not written with rhyming words but with 'rhyming' thoughts, so that two, or sometimes three, parallel thoughts were put side by side to repeat and enhance the meaning. With this in mind, look at the concept of 'salvation' and 'righteousness' in these verses of Hebrew poetry, and discuss the insight they give to the meaning of 'righteousness'.
The meaning of 'righteousness' in this verse as expressed in the parallel thought
Psalm 24:5 KJV
Task #3: Read Romans 3:20-31. In this passage you will find at least 12 powerful truths about Gospel righteousness/justification. Discuss this passage and list these powerful truths in the boxes below.
Task #5: Discuss the relationship between Sinai and Calvary by means of the table below. Remember that our human hearts/minds have an automatic bent to see our standing with God in terms of our own ability/inability to 'keep' his laws, even though as Christians we actually know that we are saved by grace. Be careful not to let this performance mindset, which is the mindset of the flesh, dominate your discussion and dictate your conclusions. To give precision to your thoughts fill in every box with either a 'Yes' or a 'No'.
The Effect of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
Permanently fulfilled by Jesus Christ
Permanently and fully met by Jesus Christ on our behalf
Not required of Christians but enriching our understanding of salvation.
Still personally required of Christians for acceptance by God today
Still in place as God's rules on how to live as his children
The Moral Law
The Principle of Punishment for anything less than 100% obedience.
The Law banning the sinner from the presence of God
The Law of Sacrifices
The Ceremonial and Ritual Law
The Law of Mediation through a High Priest