Posts Tagged ‘Righteousness’

Romans 6:16-23:
16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

19 I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord.

The Ten Commandments: Exodus 20:1-17

And God spoke all these words:

2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

3 “You shall have no other gods before[a] me.

4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

7 “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

13 “You shall not murder.

14 “You shall not commit adultery.

15 “You shall not steal.

16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

“The Long Road to Nowhere”

Anthony Iovino



In America today we want God’s blessings without repentance.

Our great nation is at a crossroads. A line has been drawn in the sand.

Who are we going to serve….God or Man.? (more…)




In Matthew Chapter 6, Jesus tells us something of the utmost importance.  This statement can be used by every Christian to check and see if they are living out their Christian lives in line with biblical truths.  The statement is made in Matthew 6:33 and I believe it is a major stumbling block for many of us that call ourselves Christians.  Jesus states, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (NIV).  We know from Matthew Chapters 5 through 7 that there are some of the most important and significant teachings in all the bible.  They are spoken by Jesus to throngs of people (The Sermon on the Mount).  These are the teachings of our creator and savior and should be studied, absorbed  and applied by all Christians. (more…)

STRENGTH-How Strong Are You? (Part Two)

Anthony Iovino- September 2005

1-Isaiah 40:29- (Strength and Power)

-Our God provides the strength we need in any situation we face.

– It is His Power that is able to deliver us when we have lost hope.

-His power surpasses all understanding and He never tires or overstrains.

-He orders the affairs of men with wisdom that cannot be comprehended.

-It is to our Lord who we should turn to when we lack Strength and Stamina.

-We must trust and rely upon Him in expectation through prayer. (more…)