Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Promise of Death

Romans 6:1-11
We might say then, "If this grace is so powerful then let's keep sinning and give it more to work with." No, that will never do! Remember we have died to sin. We don't live in that realm anymore. Surely you know your baptism symbolized your death with Jesus Christ. You were buried with Him and left the old life. Then in an explosive glorious act the Father raised Him up with you in tow so that you too might live a completely new kind of life. It's like once we are entangled with Him in His death there's no stopping the process. We become inseparable from Him in His resurrection and we become aware that our old self is crucified with Him, that our sinful body is done for, and that our slavery to sin is over-Dead men don't sin! Of course, along with Christ we don't stay dead. We are raised to a new kind of life with Him. That realm of death could kill Him one time and can no longer control Him because He lives with God in His realm now. So you need to think of yourselves as in Christ, dead to sin, and alive to God.

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