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Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children's Sermons Hymn Lists Psalm 148 Everybody Praise God! You remember the contrast. That is why he hates the thought of death. We still live in this present evil world, and it still exerts a pull as well. Regeneration is the first thing that our union with Christ leads us to. God’s character is always in accordance with His law—the way of love. We are raised from the dead, because sin makes us spiritually dead to God, and so this is what makes us alive to God. 2. So David pleaded with God to renew in him an established righteous spirit. I love the way the southerners in the USA actually use that phrase, because they talk about things being pitiful. There should be a longing to be intimate with God—a desire to spend time speaking with God. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IN OUR WORSHIP SERVICE TODAY! He who does not love his brother abides in death. Sermons. God is only truly known in the Soul as we yield ourselves to Him, submitting to His authority, and regulating our lives by His precepts. They had left Egypt, and as a result, they had a change in status. We were all dead in trespasses and sins, and we were in a spiritual grave. Even when we were dead in trespasses and sins, God made us alive together with Christ. The apostle Paul says it again in Ephesians 4. By being raised with Christ, we are ‘alive to God.’ We are in tune with the Sovereign Father, and have been awakened to something infinite and absolute. That is what the natural man still does; the natural man does everything he can to avoid God. Sermon Text: 1 Thess. We were complete slaves before. There is within us a nature that exerts a heavy pull against that righteous character—to give us something to strive against for the purpose of strengthening and developing right character. In verse 5, regeneration signifies the change of heart that is elsewhere spoken of as a passing from death to life; becoming a new creature in Christ Jesus; being born from above; a renewal of the mind, and a life giving of the spirit. What if God looked down from heaven and saw you lying there dead. We die with Him and we live with Him. [A new window will open and remain blank until fully loaded. INTRODUCTION:. We realize that this is the only Book that brings us to God and to an increasing participation in the life of God. No! It focuses on the compound Divine names and can be used to teach people about praise, prayer, and the nature of God all in one sermon. To grow spiritually, we have to overcome the downward pull of our human nature and achieve self-discipline, with the help of God’s Holy Spirit. Walking in this “newness of life,” is an exercise in living God’s way of life; it is a practicing of walking in eternal life. We are no longer under the wrath of God; we are no longer under the dominion of sin; we are no longer under the realm of Satan. “In his presence is fullness of joy; at his right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11). Not all of life is a battle. ‘Delivered up because of our offenses, and raised because of our justification’!So we are no longer under the wrath of God. It is because we do not always realize the depth of the pit out of which we have been brought by the grace of God, that we do not thank God as we should. Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. The word rendered "create,” in verse 10, is a word that is used to mean an act of "creation;" that is, of causing something to exist where there was nothing before. Romans 7:2-4 For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. My point is, that to stop at that is inadequate. God’s chosen people were called out of sin. 5,7,9,11). The women who went to the grave were surprised. Now that is just another way of saying that this whole process of regeneration and salvation is the most profound change possible; and to become a Christian is the most profound experience in the whole universe. Christ felt a great compassion for the people; He saw them ‘as sheep without a shepherd;’ and the Christian of necessity must know something of that feeling. We contemplate its spiritual principles and strive to apply them in our lives. We must develop righteous character to choose right—to discipline the self in the way that we should go. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. 1. Psalm 51:7-11 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. You remember the comparison. But, when the husband dies she is free and is able to marry again. Praise is not just the expression, but the consummation of our joy in what is supremely enjoyable, namely, God. Our will now conforms to God's will, developing godly character by choosing the right and rejecting the wrong, taking on God's divine nature. We have been called out and brought out; we are in this new life with God and Christ. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection. Praise is God's Command to us. 1. The whole life is to be a psalm of praise to God, the whole man and woman is to praise God: spirit, soul and body. It is in connection with Him that we are exalted, and as a result filled with joy and peace. We are no longer under law, but under grace. What were we? He is living as if there is no God, and he has no living relationship with God. If we do not obey scripture, we commit sin. Paul shows that God is the source of all spiritual blessings by the phrase “according to” (Grk. He then moves to another point. That is what Paul means by saying that our old man has been crucified with Christ. We no longer want to know what kind of thrill we will get out of something, at least not in the same way as the world does, or what kind of pleasure it will bring us; but rather, does it impinge on our relationship with God and with Jesus Christ? It is also the nature of humility. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Let us go on to the next step, because Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians not only tells us that we have been given life together with Christ, but also that He ‘has raised us up together.’ This is a curious statement, considering that us “being raised up with Christ” was always thought of as being the first resurrection. We are not yet raised in a literal resurrection of the dead, but in a spiritual sense, by a change of mind and heart, by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. He looks at us as being in Christ. He says it again, in verse 6: Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our 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. And, as the Father has life inherent within Himself, He has given this life to His Son to have immortal life inherent within Him. It is quite a tall order that God gives us, but He gives us the help to be able to accomplish it. While you are alive you can praise the Lord. Union With Christ Martin G. Collins Given 03-Apr-10; Sermon #985; 63 minutes. There it is at night, closed and shut; the sun comes out and suddenly it begins to open and to take in its life from the sun. But that is no longer true of us. Before we ever awoke this morning, God was being exalted in Europe and Africa. We can look at this ‘raising up together,’ mentioned in Ephesians 2:6, first of all in a negative manner. God Alone Worthy of Trust: C. Short : Psalm 146:1-10: Hallelujah: David Thomas, D. D. Psalm 146:1-10: Hallelujah : Psalm 146:1-10: His Last Song: Sunday Circle: Psalm 146:1-10: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. Why? But switched on, it becomes alive. When we repent and turn from the wrong ways of this world, begin to resist it, and turn to Him through faith in Christ as our personal Savior, He puts within us His divine nature. When we begin the process of conversion—when we have repented, and turned from the world’s false ways and have received God’s Holy Spirit—our human nature does not flee from us. We do not spend our time in the realm of sin, we do not walk there, and we do not exist there. As long as we walk in the spirit, leaving the realm of sin, the sacrifice of Christ is in force. This means that God no longer looks at us as being in Adam. If you choose to subscribe a new DAILY THOUGHT will be sent directly to your e-mail address every weekday. We must do the works of Christ; and, in doing so produce the fruit of the Spirit, while living a life of active service, and we must endure persecutions, afflictions, and trials all the way to the end. Another thing that is obvious is that we are interested in the Bible in a way in which we were not before. The brethren, the children of God, the Family of God, the people who desire in these things, are the people we love and whose presence we long for. It wipes the slate clean of our past sins. Then consider the manifestations of the new heart. Referring to Christ he says: Romans 4:25 Who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification. We will be among those who stand before Him and say: "Lord, you gave me five talents and here's five more." Ephesians 2:4-7 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. We are ‘not under law, but under grace.’ In Romans 7, he explains it with a comparison. In order to develop God's character, we must struggle against and defeat Satan, the world, and our own flesh. Psalm 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but You? Paul’s point is that what is true of us spiritually (at baptism and the laying on of hands) is similar to what happened to Jesus Christ physically when He was raised from the grave. Our praise puts evil to flight. 4. 5: 16-18; James 1: 2-4. It means standing before God for judgment; this is something he wants to avoid. We must all admit, as we read the first seven verses of this chapter, that most of our troubles are due to the fact that we are guilty of a double failure; on the one hand, we fail to realize the depth of sin, and on the other hand, we fail to realize the greatness, the stature, and the glory of our salvation. It is easy to praise God when we get from God what we want, but what about when … Make me hear joy and gladness, that the bones You have broken may rejoice. And then there is our failure to realize the great stature to which He has raised us. Introduction: GOOD MORNING TO ALL! And it may be that the whole condition and state of the church today, is largely due to the fact that we fail at both points. But that does not mean that we are slaves to sin, except in the temporary sense when any time that we sin, we are slaves to it. The New Testament equivalent of this is: "Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, … Alive to God sends out Daily Thoughts of encouragement via e-mail to inspire believers in their walk of faith with God. But not only are we alive to God, we are ‘walking in newness of life.’ What a complete contrast to the way that the world walks, the way of sin leading to death. His unfailing love continues forever, and His faithfulness continues to each generation.’, ‘O Lord, You are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for Your help.’. Sometimes we just relax on our beds and rejoice in the good life of being a child of God, and an object of His delight. And, what is its value to our heart and mind? But that is no longer the case with those who are baptized, and have received God’s Holy Spirit. The new man, the Christian, is no longer walking in trespasses and sins. On the other hand, we are moved and motivated by it—we supremely value it. What does it mean? In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—to the praise of his glorious … When we become converted the questions that we ask ourselves are far more deep and important than what the people in the world ask themselves, because they do not have the spirit of God to assist them in asking the correct questions. We were controlled by the lusts of the flesh, showing themselves as desires of the flesh and of the mind. We are saved, by Christ’s life, not by His death. It is our union with Christ that makes us true Christians. Titus 3:4-7 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
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