A Walk In Romans

VICTORIOUS CHRISTIAN LIVING (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC)

INTRODUCTION – A FEW WEEKS AGO WE CELEBRATED RESURRECTION SUNDAY & CHRIST’S VICTORY OVER DEATH, HELL & THE GRAVE. HIS VICTORY WAS WON THROUGH HIS WILLINGNESS TO DIE ON THE CROSS. VICTORIOUS CHRISTIAN LIVING LEADS US TO THE CROSS AS WE “ARE BAPTIZED INTO HIS DEATH” SO THAT HIS LIFE MAY BE BIRTHED AND SUSTAINED IN US….

ROM 5:1 – 5 KJV: THEREFORE BEING JUSTIFIED BY FAITH, WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: 2 BY WHOM ALSO WE HAVE ACCESS BY FAITH INTO THIS GRACE WHEREIN WE STAND, AND REJOICE IN HOPE OF THE GLORY OF GOD. 3 AND NOT ONLY SO, BUT WE GLORY IN TRIBULATIONS ALSO: KNOWING THAT TRIBULATION WORKETH PATIENCE; 4 AND PATIENCE, EXPERIENCE; AND EXPERIENCE, HOPE: :5 AND HOPE MAKETH NOT ASHAMED; BECAUSE THE LOVE OF GOD IS SHED ABROAD IN OUR HEARTS BY THE HOLY GHOST WHICH IS GIVEN UNTO US.
* FAITH IN CHRIST BRINGS PEACE WITH GOD
* TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS PROVE & SHAPE OUR CHARACTER
* OUR ETERNAL HOPE IS ESTABLISHED & CONFIRMED BY WHAT CHRIST IS DOING IN US
* IF CHRIST IS IN US – HE IS CHANGING US – HIS WORD IS AN AGENT OF CHANGE

ROM 5:6 – 9KJV: FOR WHEN WE WERE YET WITHOUT STRENGTH, IN DUE TIME CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNGODLY. 7 FOR SCARCELY FOR A RIGHTEOUS MAN WILL ONE DIE: YET PERADVENTURE FOR A GOOD MAN SOME WOULD EVEN DARE TO DIE. 8 BUT GOD COMMENDETH HIS LOVE TOWARD US, IN THAT, WHILE WE WERE YET SINNERS, CHRIST DIED FOR US. 9 MUCH MORE THEN, BEING NOW JUSTIFIED BY HIS BLOOD, WE SHALL BE SAVED FROM WRATH THROUGH HIM.
* MOST OF US HAD TO COME TO END OF OURSELVES BEFORE WE WOULD TRUST CHRIST
* WE READ THE DIRECTIONS (HIS WORD) ONLY AFTER OUR BEST EFFORTS HAVE FAILED
* GOD WAS WILLING TO RISK IT ALL – HE GAVE HIS SON AS A PROPIETATION FOR OUR SINS
* OUR SINS HAVE BEEN ATONED FOR AND WE HAVE BEEN JUSTIFIED & DECLARED RIGHTEOUS BY HIS BLOOD WHICH WAS SHED FOR US – SAVING US FROM HIS WRATH TO COME

ROM 6:1 – 6KJV: WHAT SHALL WE SAY THEN? SHALL WE CONTINUE IN SIN, THAT GRACE MAY ABOUND? GOD FORBID. HOW SHALL WE, THAT ARE DEAD TO SIN, LIVE ANY LONGER THEREIN? 3 KNOW YE NOT, THAT SO MANY OF US AS WERE BAPTIZED INTO JESUS CHRIST WERE BAPTIZED INTO HIS DEATH? 4 THEREFORE WE ARE BURIED WITH HIM BY BAPTISM INTO DEATH: THAT LIKE AS CHRIST WAS RAISED UP FROM THE DEAD BY THE GLORY OF THE FATHER, EVEN SO WE ALSO SHOULD WALK IN NEWNESS OF LIFE. 5 FOR IF WE HAVE BEEN PLANTED TOGETHER IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS DEATH, WE SHALL BE ALSO IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS RESURRECTION: 6 KNOWING THIS, THAT OUR OLD MAN IS CRUCIFIED WITH HIM, THAT THE BODY OF SIN MIGHT BE DESTROYED, THAT HENCEFORTH WE SHOULD NOT SERVE SIN.
* IF WE ARE TO HAVE A LIVING VITAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST; WE MUST PUT TO DEATH THE DEEDS OF THE FLESH
* IF WE HAVE BEEN PLANTED TOGETHER IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS DEATH THEN WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM IN HIS RESURRECTION WHEN HE RETURNS

ROM 6:7 – 10KJV: FOR HE THAT IS DEAD IS FREED FROM SIN. 8 NOW IF WE BE DEAD WITH CHRIST, WE BELIEVE THAT WE SHALL ALSO LIVE WITH HIM: 9 KNOWING THAT CHRIST BEING RAISED FROM THE DEAD DIETH NO MORE; DEATH HATH NO MORE DOMINION OVER HIM. 10 FOR IN THAT HE DIED, HE DIED UNTO SIN ONCE: BUT IN THAT HE LIVETH, HE LIVETH UNTO GOD.
* JESUS SAID IN JOHN “EXCEPT A KORN OF WHEAT FALLS INTO THE GROUND AND DIES, IT ABIDES ALONE…”

* GAL 2:20 KJV: I AM CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST: NEVERTHELESS I LIVE; YET NOT I, BUT CHRIST LIVETH IN ME: AND THE LIFE WHICH I NOW LIVE IN THE FLESH I LIVE BY THE FAITH OF THE SON OF GOD, WHO LOVED ME, AND GAVE HIMSELF FOR ME.

ROM 6:11 -14KJV: LIKEWISE RECKON YE ALSO YOURSELVES TO BE DEAD INDEED UNTO SIN, BUT ALIVE UNTO GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. 12 LET NOT SIN THEREFORE REIGN IN YOUR MORTAL BODY, THAT YE SHOULD OBEY IT IN THE LUSTS THEREOF. 13 NEITHER YIELD YE YOUR MEMBERS AS INSTRUMENTS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO SIN: BUT YIELD YOURSELVES UNTO GOD, AS THOSE THAT ARE ALIVE FROM THE DEAD, AND YOUR MEMBERS AS INSTRUMENTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO GOD. 14 FOR SIN SHALL NOT HAVE DOMINION OVER YOU: FOR YE ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW, BUT UNDER GRACE.
* RECKON – DECLARE TO YOURSLF, TO CONCLUDE, TO KNOW – THAT YOU ARE DEAD TO SIN AND THAT YOUR LIFE IS IN CHRIST & HIS LIFE IS IN YOU
* BEFORE YOU CAME TO KNOW CHRIST – SIN REIGNED OVER YOU PHYSICAL BODY, ITS PASSIONS & DESIRES – IT CONTROLLED YOU
* WE ARE NOT TO YIELD OUR MEMBERS (BODY PARTS) TO ITS PASSIONS & DESIRES
* WE ARE TO YIELD OUR SELVES TO GOD AS INSTRUMENTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

ROM 6:15 – 18KJV: WHAT THEN? SHALL WE SIN, BECAUSE WE ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW, BUT UNDER GRACE? GOD FORBID. 16 KNOW YE NOT, THAT TO WHOM YE YIELD YOURSELVES SERVANTS TO OBEY, HIS SERVANTS YE ARE TO WHOM YE OBEY; WHETHER OF SIN UNTO DEATH, OR OF OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS? 6:17 BUT GOD BE THANKED, THAT YE WERE THE SERVANTS OF SIN, BUT YE HAVE OBEYED FROM THE HEART THAT FORM OF DOCTRINE WHICH WAS DELIVERED YOU. 18 BEING THEN MADE FREE FROM SIN, YE BECAME THE SERVANTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
* AGAIN PAUL ASKS THE RETORICAL QUESTION: “SHALL WE CONTINUE TO SIN BECAUSE WE ARE NOT UNDER LAW BUT UNDER GRACE?” THE ANSWER HAS NOT CHANGED
* WE WERE SERVANTS OF SIN – WE WERE UNABLE TO HELP OURSELVES
* NOW WE ARE SET FREE FROM THE POWER OF SIN – SERVANTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

 

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