The Cross & Dying to Sin

The Cross & Dying to Sin


Could it be any clearer? Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life—no longer at sin’s every beck and call! What we believe is this: If we get included in Christ’s sin-conquering death, we also get included in his life-saving resurrection. We know that when Jesus was raised from the dead it was a signal of the end of death-as-the-end. Never again will death have the last word. When Jesus died, he took sin down with him, but alive he brings God down to us. From now on, think of it this way: Sin speaks a dead language that means nothing to you; God speaks your mother tongue, and you hang on every word. You are dead to sin and alive to God. That’s what Jesus did. (Romans 6: 6-11, MSG)

That means you must not give sin a vote in the way you conduct your lives. Don’t give it the time of day. Don’t even run little errands that are connected with that old way of life. Throw yourselves wholeheartedly and full-time—remember, you’ve been raised from the dead!—into God’s way of doing things. Sin can’t tell you how to live. After all, you’re not living under that old tyranny any longer. You’re living in the freedom of God.(Romans 6: 12-14, MSG)

 

Gracious God,
Thank you for your grace!
We are forever grateful!
Pour out grace upon grace
so we can be free from sin.
Empower us to die to sin daily,
resurrect us daily with Jesus.
Teach us to live in your grace.
Nothing but grace.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Your turn! Let’s hear your questions and comments! Chime in! Also any feedback much appreciated! You know, this was my first time to do a Storify blog post. Thumbs up or thumbs down? Anyhow, BLESSINGS upon BLESSINGS!

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you learn to live freely in God’s grace!

Photo courtesy of John Odziemek. Linking up today with Friday Favorite Things,It’s Not About Me November/Bragging on God Fridays.

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