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Romans Chapter 6:11-16

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July 31, 2022 1:00 am

Romans Chapter 6:11-16

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The world so there certain types of behaviors that you're born this way or you're just like are no because that is arguably about all that is sure that the Bible's bottles, as we all have free will will have a choice.

The power of God is a sexually we have to begin to live the new life and begin to lowlifes of live the new life. Don't live in the old life welcome to cross the bridge with David McGee as we want this Christian life.

We should be in the process of dying to our old self and living the new pastor David helps us understand how to do just that today is continues in Romans six.

This teaching power over a dead life is David Thorne Romans chapter 6 and I will pick it up with verse 11 and Paul and in Romans chapter 6 are talking about live in and Diane and really important things in and talk about in a man death is separation/company Romans chapter 6 verse 11 says likewise you also reckon yourselves to be dead in the dissent but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord help us remember this time of death. Death is separation and when somebody dies their separated from us in and say that physical death which is the separation of body and soul.

You got spiritual death, which is the separation of a person from God and so they have to send by definition is been separated from a simple life does that mean you never sent note that means there's a desire in your heart and your life to do better to live more for the Lord and in West for yourself now understand that we will be in the struggle to the day we go to be with the Lord. We will struggle with sin to the day we die now and that's because our flesh, our selfish nature is that more with the spiritual man with the new person we are becoming the old person is slowly dying, but there still at war. That's the way it will be in next chapter. Paul very spiritual man so you know the things I don't want to do and doing the things I want to do and I'm not doing can anybody in here relate to those words so there's that there's that struggle going on. People go up yet that struggled in the manger hypocrite doesn't mean your hypocrite friend. A lot of people mistakenly think I will you're Christian and you're struggling and you're going to church.

That's not me not being a hypocrite if you're struggling church is the place you're supposed to be if you're not struggling. If she is your line so there's always something going on. There's an issue going on and there will be until the day we go to be with Jesus but that we will struggle anymore. Now Paul is saying, reckon yourselves to be dead in the dissent missing reckon like you know we use.

I reckon the round directly are some this is reckon and is an accounting term reckon it figured out that it's finished, reckon in the in the sense of reckoning the accounting accounting not think so.

Or maybe the new living translation puts it like this, so you should consider yourselves dead to sin and able to live for the glory of God through Jesus Christ.

So we got the new life we got the old life is a saying I'm not the man that I should be. But thank the Lord.

I'm not the man I used to be.

See these changes are happening in her life and first life lesson years we should be in the process of Diane to the old life and living the new life we should be in the process of dying to the old life and living the here's what's awesome you are here today. This is fruit of you living the new life as I know many of you in a couple years ago you. You just begin over Saturday night is coming, the fact that you're here, you're in church you're digging in the word of God. You're worshiping that is a huge sign of fruit in your life that you're living the new life and dying to the wholeness is an important thing in Paul's present so verse 12 is therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it. And that's why are you in the new living translation I'm reading from the new King James and I study in new King James King James new living in a bunch of other versions and and also the rituals put it in the new living translation says do not let sin control the way you live. Do not give into its lustful desires, so another words there's things that your body wants to do that you can't let your body control control what you do because if you do many of you are aware that you get mantra if you do everything your body wants to divide that amount of her stories and seriously you getting all kinds of trouble now. But the Savior Jesus wants to lead you away from and into this newness of life, and he gives you the power to do the power to walk away and is the same reckon yourself dead. You don't want a person dies they don't they don't drink anymore. They don't they're not tempted to drink or not to smoke but not tempted have sex third their dad and tossing you know what reckon yourselves dead to the site because something is going to rain and you said Jesus the Lord gives us the power to follow, but he did mean he made us, like all robots, people get confusing or will it ever got so much, why did he allow us to choose sent God gave us free will, were the ones I chose not God that fruit is not his. But I know we actually was my daughter. When the when she was little she had to have this one little doll and this little doll you you you pulled the string on it in and and it said I love you about like that because this couple years ago but you pull strength and love you I love you and all never did much for me. You know, I mean some of your glad that I'm saying yet because you just pull the string but when my daughter comes to me and says hey daddy of her own free will of her own free choosing comes in a daddy. I love you just wanted to just melt my heart one because she makes the decision. She has a free will. She has a choice. She makes the decision to tell me she loves so we were all just robots and return to God. I would be honoring God that would be pleasing to God. But when we have the free will and the choice we do things like come the fellowship Sunday morning and worship God's very meaningful because it's our choice for something to be ruling in your life. Either sentence can be rolling in sin is ruined and Jesus is not Jesus is going to be ruling in sin. Verse 13 and do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness, dissent represents present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God who so present yourself to God. Quit yielding to send and yield to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit again will give you the strength will give you the power to live for the Lord, but he will force you to do that you have to make the decision.

Now the new nature to go back to the old nature would it you're going backwards. It's violating that in nature but the spiritual leader to present ourselves to God alive from the dead, your life, you have the decision in God will allow you to make decisions you can use your hand. Your mind all these things, for the glory of God and the only God, and you can use him for other things. Now understand according to this passage we all have free will and the behaviors that we engage in less understand of the world says there certain types of behaviors that you're born this way or you're just like that are because that it was an alcoholic merely an alcoholic and once your blog always been alcoholic. That is not the picture that the Bible paints bottles as we all have free will will have a choice. The power of God gives us that choice source understand that.

So again we have to begin to live the new life and begin to lowlifes of life lessons, like the last live the new life. Don't live in the old life live the new life. Don't know lowlifes. What is part of the new life will be in here today are the worshiping God part of the get inactive in the church part of the having devotions part of the new life having prayer top part of the now there's a lot of ways to live. The old life and many of you are aware of that and then Jesus is given us this in other words, when Jesus was raised from the dead. He didn't come out of Trumann and walk around for a few days ago.

I want to go back in the tomb and just can't see what it feels.

It doesn't do one because he's live in the the physically died on that cross and is walking away from that live in the new life in and said it's tempting sometimes to go back (you can't go back. If you've ever tried to go back. It didn't work because this is once you are Savior born again you can't be a successful center anymore. You can't really enjoy it anymore.

The way you used to enjoy. Not that used to get that much of a kick out of the begin with that when we look back at all like you know what happens. The school thing with the way we look back at our history and we kind of began to allow those painful things.

The fade and we remember the good memories. The good times go to" let me get a little more little you remember the good time you had at the keg party, you didn't. You don't remember the next day what that was like with your headache and talking to John and everything okay. And over time you forget the pain of that that's old life letting go letting start 2012 off right with the new daily devotional book from David McGee cross the bridge every day pick up for yourself what has already helped thousands cross the bridge every day. Features 365 daily devotionals that are sure to make everyday life of God -sized adventure.

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The Bible talks about. That's not what I mean means you now have the freedom to begin to do the things the Bible talks about in light of the cross. Nothing can have power over you unless you give it you can give things power over your life with Jesus is. And Paul is saying here that you know you can be free. You can be free is not under law, and the grace and of the grace of God.

That's amazing is some some people come out of real areas of strongholds in bondage and yet there's part of the things you want to go back to see what that was like to see what it is like to do this or do that but you know what that's really like is like being set free from chains and say you know I just want one more time.

I just want to see what this is like just see what this feels like I want to do that anymore. I don't want you to do that anymore you feel the inclination to get the casket to see what it feels like to lay down and have somebody close the lid over me. I don't feel the need to do that, you know, because there's that and a lot of things that we used to be involved with his death in those things. Let him go. Let them go because here's the thing.

If you don't, died of those things. Those things will killing.

They will killing verse 15. What then shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace.

Certainly not to policy.

Whenever you start talking about grace. People who are very religious going to talk about is when you start talk about race people just go and live however they want to live in an when you understand grace in the price that Grace was purchased that you not then free to live however you want to live, you become free to live how he wants you to put a big difference, as were under grace and and this is a the theological term is antinomianism, which is a let's all do whatever because were under grace and because were under grace. We can now live for the understand we can't live the Christian life before we become a Christian, and our own strength. Once we become a Christian. We cannot live the Christian life in our own strength. You can't do it. How do we do it we yield to the spirit, or you have the decision not to yield to the Spirit God tells us in Corinthians 1013 he's going to give us a way out of every situation know whether we take it or not is up to us, but he's can offer that solution. We have the opportunity to yield to and so then it's not under law, it's not because well with.

There's a certain set of rules that we have to live under its grace, its love Jesus since you did this for me. I want to love you all and serving out some of us have seen that transformation firsthand in our own life because maybe you grew up, and you went to church, but you didn't have a relationship with Jesus and going to church was just like a form of torture. I asked Calloway I grew up as soon as I was able to make the decision not to go so I didn't see what it meant. I didn't understand the Lord. I didn't know the Lord and so many of you tell me you know what the you now look forward to going to church to understand what you're saying when you say God is doing such things in my life that something I used to care about our didn't value it all now has become not only important to me but exciting. That's a big deal. John chapter 14 verse 15 Jesus says if you love me by my commandment to know so order. It doesn't say hey obey my commandments and then left me. He says if you love me you will obey my commands. A lot of us try to get that backwards well all obey his commandments. And then all of it.

It's not even I would tell people I talked to him about my Savior, Lord, I see no I'm not religious, I have a relationship with the Lord. I love God's do things that are pleasing to him. But keep in mind if you loving obey his commandments. No one me ask you a question which one will sacrifice more. The law or love. Love always. Love is what drives mother throw herself in front of the child right before the moment of impact in a carbon slow level cause people to go to foreign countries and foreign lands to tell people about Jesus sometimes lose loved ones in the process. That's love. That's love.

So we have these decisions and there's really only three choices are you breaking down live by the law live by the flesh live under grace live by the law. That means obeying the 10 Commandments and trying to please God.

According to the works of the law you good luck allowing them to email me let me know because the law points out how simple we set one limb by the flash a lot of single this is this is real freedom people are watching TV and stuff their living according to fleshly got all sorts of money and of whatever they gotta be happy they're not happy their living by the flesh, but they're not happy. In other words, something in us the things that we can just do whatever we wanted whenever we wanted to do it then we would be happy know you know you true joy comes by living under grace. This is the way to live. That's the way to God to his living and dying under grace for 16 do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leave the death or of obedience leading to righteousness, you're going to serve know Bob Dylan said it what you will serve some. You are going to serve somebody ever.

16 and new living translation says don't you realize that whatever you choose to obey becomes your master, you can choose sandwich leads to death, or you can choose to obey God and receive his approval seeking to serve something you serve somebody. Everybody serving somebody. Everybody is serving someone so understand you have a choice as a Christian on who you're going to serve your either going to serve the Lord, are you going to serve your selfishness and your sinful desires. God sets this choice before us and this is okay, which one would you course we think will we serve ourselves. That's where real happiness and contentment are.

It's not.

It's really not that we think will all be happy when this happens, I'll be happy to that, you know, for me the best thing that could happen in my life as I got some of those things to figure out the contentment deadline. Those things so we think will have more money had a different car different house, different spouse, different kids that you know whatever your that's not to be happy for you not to find true joy in two true joy comes in 9/11 for yourself but 11 for the Lord that money thing. A lot of things right if I just had more money you just spend more then you know you get enough and you gotta give your fearful about who's going take it and how you don't lose it.

Hey, don't keep it mental is just an endless thing.

There's a saying that when we were young we spent our health to get wealth in the world are we spent a wealthy ghetto.

Deuteronomy 1319 says this I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you that I've set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Therefore choose life, that both you and your descendents may live. No one is broken down. It's a it's a much easier decision and it is like okay life, death, blessing and cursing. This is a tough one life blessing person thing thing thing thing thing thing that is really an easy decision is broken down like that and it is really broken.

Knowing live in for the Lord, he promises not just a better life here, but he promises eternal life.

But if you go your own way leads to destruction, and new living translation and that versus today I'm giving you the choice between life and death between blessings and curses: heaven and earth to witness the choice you make all that you would choose life, that you and your descendents might live, so we should choose life and notice the phrase again in verse 16 it pops up again. Do you not know don't you know don't you know these things and so there's a certain expectation.

We talked about this couple weeks. There is an expectation when Jesus when he was talking to people he would like have you not read this. Have you not read that there was an expectation that people in the Bible interesting landscape. We find ourselves in today because I actually hear other pastors say will in a week weekly work past the point of really focusing on the Scripture that verse by verse. Teaching is no longer relevant to the world. That's really disturbing to me because you understand what that's really saying is that a pastor saying you what I have to say is more important than what this book says confirm once you open that window you can get a shot in and really it's it's the old elevation of humanism against the biblical truth that we so really, in the in the Reformation of people died to reinforce biblical truth.

Why because man I got so caught up in religion, so he says do you not know.

So we need to know this, but why because the freedoms that we can understand and have are in this book, Jesus said, look, if you are my disciples. You know the truth and manually set free so we need to know this, but get to know the word of God and I want to partner with you to teach you the truth of this book because it's made such a radical and a revolutionary change in my life that I know I can and will in years so we can walk this road together so that we can know these things because once you know these things that will lead you to a more blessed life a better life sacrificed life with the joy of the Lord in these things. So again, look at the look of these choices one to a spirit blessing freedom and life. The other choice is flesh, then bondage and but understand when you choose sin.

That's what you choose when you choose God's way you choose freedom to choose in life friend.

You know for sure that your sins have been forgiven. You can know right now own Legion. A short simple prayer simply telling God you're sorry and asking him to help you to live for him. Please pray this prayer with me out well right now. Dear Jesus, I believe you died for me that I could be forgiven and I believe you were raised from the dead that I could have a new life not done wrong things I have sent and I'm sorry.

Please forgive me of all those things.

Please give me the power to live for you. All of my days in Jesus name, amen friend of you prayed that prayer according to the Bible. You've been forgiven you've been born again, so congratulations for you just made the greatest decision that you will ever make. God bless you if you've prayed this prayer with Pastor David receiving Jesus Christ for the first time or re-dedicating your life to the Lord. Please call and let us know want to send you our exclusive first steps package for free. This package will help you grow in your new life receive your first steps package by calling 877-458-5508. That's 877-458-5508 or visit us when you call that are called team representative know where you heard about our broadcast if you enjoyed today's teaching and would like to hear more.

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