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7/6/17

Dead to Sin

So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin
and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Romans 6.11

The good news of the gospel is that our sins are forgiven, because God has presented Jesus as a substitute for us, dying in our place, swallowing up the wrath of God against our sins (Romans 3.21-26).  And there is even more good news. The death and resurrection of Jesus, has given us the power to obey God. Right now, in Christ, we have already experienced resurrection—a spiritual resurrection that will be fulfilled as a physical resurrection, when Jesus returns. Our spiritual resurrection means that we are dead to sin (Romans 6.1-4). This is astounding news! Right now, we are free to obey God, because our relationship to sin has changed. We are dead to it.

We put this good news to work, by reminding ourselves that we are dead to sin. Today, as you are involved in discipleship, remind others that they are dead to sin. As you are tempted throughout the day to sin, remind yourself that you are dead to sin. Start your day and end your day by reminding yourself that you are dead to sin. As we remind ourselves of the good news of being dead to sin, we are empowered to not live in sin any longer.

Tim Porter

Lead Pastor for the Mission
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