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Week 43 Day 5
The Gospels give us the facts
of Jesus' life
Paul in his letters
interprets the meaning
of Jesus' life
The Gospels tell the story
Paul's letters give us a theology
manifests the great and
never-ending love of God
for his people
demonstrates the grace
and forgiveness of God
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.
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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