"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man
of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
-- 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Big Idea: Christian is as Christian does.
II. The Law
A. The Law is good, but legalism is bad.
B. We can’t even uphold our own standards. Matthew 5:28; Romans 2:17-23
A. We often settle for the superficial standards of Christianity. Romans 2:24
B. We’re all guilty of hypocrisy. Romans 2:24
IV. What Matters
A. Our traditions have value. Romans 2:25
B. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. Romans 2:26; Galatians 5:6
A. Do the right things, for the right reason. Romans 2:28-29
B. Share your Master’s happiness. Matthew 25:23; Romans 2:29; Ephesians 2:8-10
The Next Step Life Group Follow-Up