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Summary: Sin is not our master; we have a victorious life in Jesus.

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Old Life - New Life Pt 2

August 18, 2013 Morning Service

Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK

Rick Boyne

Message Point: Sin is not our master; we have a victorious life in Jesus.

Focus Passage: Romans 6:9-14

Supplemental Passage: But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16 NASB)

Introduction: Radio personality Paul Harvey tells the story of how an Eskimo kills a wolf. The account is grisly, yet it offers fresh insight into the consuming, self-destructive nature of sin. "First, the Eskimo coats his knife blade with animal blood and allows it to freeze. Then he adds another layer of blood, and another, until the blade is completely concealed by frozen blood. "Next, the hunter fixes his knife in the ground with the blade up. When a wolf follows his sensitive nose to the source of the scent and discovers the bait, he licks it, tasting the fresh frozen blood. He begins to lick faster, more and more vigorously, lapping the blade until the keen edge is bare. Feverishly now, harder and harder the wolf licks the blade in the arctic night.

So great becomes his craving for blood that the wolf does not notice the razor-sharp sting of the naked blade on his own tongue, nor does he recognize the instant at which his insatiable thirst is being satisfied by his OWN warm blood. His carnivorous appetite just craves more--until the dawn finds him dead in the snow!"

It is a fearful thing that people can be "consumed by their own lusts." Only God's grace keeps us from the wolf's fate.

Chris T. Zwingelberg.

I. Sin is not your master

a. Christ died to sin once for all

b. Death and sin is not master over Jesus

c. We, too, are dead to sin if we are in Christ Jesus

d. We should be slaves to righteousness not sin

II. Do not let sin reign over you

a. Do not obey your lusts

b. Do not walk in the flesh

c. Walk in the Spirit

III. Do not present yourself to sin

a. Do not make yourself available to sin

b. Take yourself out of places that make it easy to sin

c. Put yourself in places that make it easy to be holy

Invitation:

POWER OF THE CROSS

And oh to see the dawn of the darkest day

Christ on the road to Calvary

Tried by sinful men, torn and beaten

Then nailed to a cross of wood

This the power of the cross

Christ became sin for us

Took the blame, bore the wrath

We stand forgiven at the cross

And oh to see the pain written on Your face

Bearing the awesome weight of sin

And every bitter thought, every evil deed

Crowning Your bloodstained brow

This the power of the cross

Christ became sin for us

Took the blame, bore the wrath

We stand forgiven at the cross

And oh to see my name written in the wounds

For through Your suffering I am free

And death is crushed to death and life is mine to live

Won through Your selfless love

This the power of the cross

Son of God slain for us

What a life, what a cost

We stand forgiven at the cross

Songwriters

Stuart Christopher Townend;Julian Keith Getty

[The audio of this sermon preached can be downloaded at http://sermon.net/rboyne/sermonid/1200084413]


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