What is life?
1. Sharing life with God.
2. Being separated from death
4. Being free from the power of sin
What is Death?
1. Existing without God
2. Being separated from goodness
3. Slavery to sin
How do I move from death to life?
Die to yourself, your pride, your sin, your self-centeredness. Die to finding life in this world.
1. Jesus set me free from sin
a. Penalty- Repentance and forgiveness
b. Identity – By grace I am who you say I am
c. Power – By grace I am free.
What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
You will never find LIFE in this world.
You can only bring LIFE to this world.
Bringing life into this world is always very costly, painful, sacrificial, never self-serving or pride feeding. But when you do the fruit is incredible!
Are you afraid to die?
Are you afraid to live?