The Importance of Understanding Righteousness

By: Berner Vegge
From: April - May 2015
Found in: The Gospel of Grace

Matthew 5:6 says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”

As a Christian you have probably heard a lot of teaching about righteousness. Unfortunately some of this teaching brings people into bondage and struggle. People try to achieve righteousness as well as they can, but never really succeed. Understanding the righteousness in the new covenant will set you free!

The first article in this newsletter is from Mary Felde’s new book “Living the Better Covenant”. In this article she explains the different types of righteousness and lays a solid foundation for understanding the righteousness we have through Jesus. I recommend you to get hold of the whole book to be further established in the awesome life we have in the new covenant!

The second article is about our loving relationship with Jesus and how He lives forever to intercede with God on our behalf. Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father in heaven – and He is continually praying for you! He wants you to receive everything He has paid for! The article is an extract from the book “Come, Sit & Eat”, a devotional written by Jocel and Mylene Evangelista, Pastors of “New Life Christian Center - The Fort” at the Philippines.

Friend, remember that the new life you have in Christ is not based on your own effort, but on Jesus - and Jesus only!