Micah 6:1-8

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I am confident that we would all like to do whatever it is that pleases God.

I would like to show you some of those “plain statements” over the next few weeks. But first, I want to make sure you hear it the right way:

  1. You can do nothing to save yourself – You are saved by God, through Christ Jesus.
  2. What we do is both a response to what God has done/is doing and putting our faith in practice.
  3. Through Christ we are justified and sanctified – We are saved and being saved (made holy) [You’re a saint!]

These practices are very reliable marks (characteristics) of God’s people – of Christians, of his church.

Micah 6 – Background and reading

God asks of you the following –

  1. Do (Make) Justice.

  2. Love mercy: “Chesed” = loving kindness. Loyalty. Steadfast Love of the Lord. Showing Care. Hope and Healing.

  3. Walk humbly with your God.

Follow Jesus – Walk with Him.
Says God, “Of all those who have ever lived, no one does justice, loves kindness, and walks with me better than my son Jesus. I am very pleased with Him, so follow in His footsteps and you will do well.”
- (Credit for this Quote goes to an excellent sermon on this text by David Fleer at the Rochester Seminar for Preaching)

Chris Benjamin

West-Ark Church of Christ, Fort Smith, AR
Morning Sermon, 11 April 2010

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