Do I Have Any Righteousness of My Own?

Romans 5:20–6:2

Righteousness is a big deal for every single person on the planet. In this lab, John Piper shows why Jesus being perfect on our behalf does not free us from pursuing perfection.

Principle for Bible Reading

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The verse and chapter breaks are not inspired. In other words, they were not included in the original text. Therefore, get into the habit of continuing to read past the chapter breaks in order to get a good sense of the context. Stopping at the chapter breaks can dwarf our understanding of the author’s main point.

Study Questions

  1. What is righteousness and why is it important?
  2. Is the righteousness in Romans 5:21 ours or Christ’s? Does Romans 6:1–2 shed any light on the answer?
  3. In what ways do you still functionally put trust in your own works for salvation? How can you grow in living from Christ’s righteousness and not your own?