2/22/2009 ~ Gospel Clarity
... where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, so that as sin reigned
in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness ... ~ Romans 5:18-21
Without the law, sin would be unknown.
└─> But He has made it known to us.
(... until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed
when there is no law. ...) ~ Romans 5:12-13
So is Grace so abundant that we should continue in sin?
... Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! ...
~ Romans 6:1-2
Does your life line up with The Word.
... we were buried with Him through baptism into death,
that just as Christ was raised from the dead ... ~ Romans 6:3-4
Buried into His death, so we are raised in His life.
... we have been united together in the likeness of His death, ... ~ Romans 6:5-7
... putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,
buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised
with Him through faith ... ~ Colossians 2:11-12
... For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all;
but the life that He lives, He lives to God. ... ~ Romans 6:8-10
... this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. ~ Hebrews 7:26-27
Once for all time.
... we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ
once for all. ~ Hebrews 10:9-10
... present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and
your members as instruments of righteousness to God. ~ Romans 6:11-13
Each of us has an arsenal to utilize.
Do we choose righteousness over wickedness?
~ Self control is the key to achieving this.
... put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness,
passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ~ Colossians 3:5
... whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man
if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? ~ Matthew 16:24-27
... my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached
to others, I myself should become disqualified. ~ 1st Corinthians 9:27
Love will carry us if we trust and obey.
For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you, for you
are not under the law but under grace. ~ Romans 6:14
... Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! ...
whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?
~ Romans 6:15-16
... though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart
that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. ~ Romans 6:17
We read it to see how it instructs us, not how it justifies us ~ how we live.
... Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example,
that you should follow His steps: ... ~ 1st Peter 2:21
He will lead us to what He would have us to be.
◈ One has to be committed.
... so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.
~ Romans 6:18-19
~ A setting apart.
... having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness,
and the end, everlasting life. ~ Romans 6:20-22
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life
in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 6:23
Do you breathe for Eternal Life with God and Christ?
A true believer requires a continual pursuit of His knowledge
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