Week 43   Day 5


The Gospels give us the facts

     of Jesus' life 


                     and resurrection 

Paul in his letters

     interprets the meaning

     of Jesus' life                


                      and resurrection  


The Gospels tell the story

Paul's letters give us a theology 


Jesus' life

     manifests the great and 

     never-ending love of God

     for his people 

Jesus' death 

     demonstrates the grace

     and forgiveness of God 

Jesus' resurrection 

     gives hope that because Christ lives

     we too shall live

            in this present life and

            in the life to come after death


Paul looked at his own life and circumstances 

and saw the ever-present Holy Spirit 





He saw the Church as the body of Christ

            with many members

            yet united in Jesus


Feed these messages from Romans into your mind.




                   OPEN UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

     Think of yourself as dead to sin and alive unto God.

                                           Romans 6


     1What shall we say then?  Shall we continue in sin that

grace may abound?  2Certainly not!  How shall we who died

to sin live any longer in it?  3Do you not know that as many as

were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 

    4Therefore we were buried with him through baptism into

death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the Father,

even so we also should walk in newness of life.

    5 If we have been united together in the likeness of His death,

certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection.

6Our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin

might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves

of sin.  7For he who has died has been freed from sin. 

    8 If we died with Christ, we shall also live with Him, 9knowing

that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. 

Death no longer has dominion over Him.  10For the death that

He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives,

He lives to God.  11Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to

be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    12Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that

you should obey it in its lusts.  13Do not present your members

as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves

to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as

instruments of righteousness to God.  14Sin shall not have

dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

    15What then?  Shall we sin because we are not under law

but under grace?  Certainly not!  16Do you not know that to

whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that

one's slaves, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience

leading to righteousness? 

    17But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin,

you were delivered.  18And having been set free from sin,

you became slaves of righteousness for holiness.

    20When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard

to righteousness.  21What fruit did you have then in the

things of which you are now ashamed?  For the end of

those things is death. 

    23But now having been set free from sin, and having

become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and

the end, everlasting life.  23For the wages of sin is death,

but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
           This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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