Now that you are save
Text: Roman 5,
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. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Roman 6:6,7.
Afterward talk about this
Now that Christ have save you by the simple act of confessing and believing his death and resurrection
What next should your christian life just stop in one confession or struggle to represent who you confessed.
Thing to do before the next time
Is your salvation genuine or do you still hide your new faith from your friend and family if not study John 4:28,29. Then go tell your friends and family how you meet Jesus.
Meditate on this verses
John 4: 28,29.
Write two pages on how you meet Jesus, at least two things that change in your life since then.
Immagine a friend you love somuch committed crime which deserve some serious punishment which will send him to prison for a very long time but you admit before the judge to have committed the crime under the condition that your Friend stop the crime, and do all within his power not to return to it again, he promise to obey and keep being faithful until you are out, what happen when after you have gone to prison, he turn around to live the same life that put you in prison. Would you be happy in prison if you know all your suffering is in vain.
That is how Christ feel when we delibrately return to sin, after we have receive freedom from bondage through his death on a shameful death on wooden tree for our sin and that of our children. He did not die for us to have liberty to sin. Rom. 6: 1-13; what shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 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. 7 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. 11 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. Now that through exposing our formal life of by openly renouncing the devil and his power over us because of sin now let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Like in death there is no return because of pity or love for the left behind or move by tears of the left behind relative but eternal silence so is the life of a repented sinner who must not be ashame to tell the world about his past life of sin, wickerdness or disgrace but if after we have accepted christ we still feel ashame to tell our friend and family about him, we are still in bondage because we are not sure of our salvation or of his saving grace and if you are not sure of his grace your salvation is questionable, because now that you are born again, you are expected to be dead to sin and alive to God, just as the death feel no shame or pain so are we when we die once to sin and all the curses either ancestor, past, present or future has no effect on us because we are dead and no one can take revenge on a dead man or woman. So when we wake up from die the old thing that have power over us when we dont know christ has being bury in baptism as in Roman 6:23; but don‘t wakeup doing the same thing that put you before in bondage because who the Son set free shall be free indeed.
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Pray for the friend you know are not save mention their name