Conscience

Outline

1. Workings of a Good Conscience

2. The Guilty Conscience

3. The Dead Conscience

4. The Witness of the Conscience to the Law

1.     Workings of a Good Conscience

Acts 5:29 But Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than any human authority.

  

Acts 23:1 Gazing intently at the high council, Paul began: “Brothers, I have always lived before God with a clear conscience!”

 

Acts 24:16 Because of this, I always try to maintain a clear conscience before God and all people.

 

Hebrews 13:18 Pray for us, for our conscience is clear and we want to live honorably in everything we do.

 

1 Peter 2:19 For God is pleased with you when you do what you know is right and patiently endure unfair treatment.

 

Daniel 1:8 But Daniel was determined not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king. He asked the chief of staff for permission not to eat these unacceptable foods.

2. The Guilty Conscience

1 Samuel 24:5 But then David’s conscience began bothering him because he had cut Saul’s robe.

 

Matthew 26:75 Suddenly, Jesus’ words flashed through Peter’s mind: “Before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me.” And he went away, weeping bitterly.

 

Titus 1:15 Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted.

 

Hebrews 10:26-27 Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice that will cover these sins. 27 There is only the terrible expectation of God’s judgment and the raging fire that will consume his enemies.

3. The Dead Conscience

1 Timothy 4:2 These people are hypocrites and liars, and their consciences are dead.

4. The Witness of the Conscience to the Law

Romans 2:14-15 Even Gentiles, who do not have God’s written law, show that they know his law when they instinctively obey it, even without having heard it. 15 They demonstrate that God’s law is written in their hearts, for their own conscience and thoughts either accuse them or tell them they are doing right.

 

 

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 09/07/2010