A transformed life is marked by a passion for righteousness that overcomes evil with good. In part 8 of Eight Marks of a Transformed Life, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Romans 12:21.

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Study Notes


  • morally just, correct, upright, good
  • As a believer, you are righteous “in Christ.”


  • The righteousness of Christ given to the believer by faith for eternity.


  • The righteousness of Christ increasingly manifested in the believer here and now.


  • The righteousness of Christ perfectly manifested in the believer for eternity.

Overcome evil with good

  • Immediate context: Manifest righteousness toward those who harm you
  • Larger context: Manifest righteousness in the face of the world, the flesh and the Devil

Applying the Text

  • Are you overcoming evil with good?