Summary: We must present ourselves in obedience to God.
Old Life - New Life Pt 3
August 25, 2013 Morning Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: We must present ourselves in obedience to God.
Focus Passage: Romans 6:15-23
Introduction: A cotillion or débutante ball in the United States is a formal presentation of young ladies, débutantes, to "polite society". The ladies introduced can vary from the ages of 16 to 19; in some areas 15 and 16-year-olds are called "junior débutantes." Débutantes are usually recommended by a distinguished committee or sponsored by an established member of élite society. Wearing white gowns and satin or kid gloves, the débutantes stand in a receiving line, and then are introduced individually to the audience. The débutante is announced and then is walked around the stage, guided by her father who then presents her. Her younger male escort then joins her and escorts her away. Each débutante brings at least one escort, sometimes two. Many débutante balls select escorts and then pair them with the debs to promote good social pairings. Cotillions may be elaborate formal affairs and involve not only "debs" but junior débutantes, escorts and ushers, flower girls and pages as well. Every débutante must perform a curtsy also known as the St. James Bow or a full court bow. This gesture is made as the young woman is formally presented.
I. Presenting Yourself
a. we all present ourselves to sin or to God
b. whoever we present ourselves to is who we obey
c. if it is to anyone other than God, there are no good results
II. Obedient to Sin
a. results in death
b. results in disappointment
c. results in detriment
III. Obedient to God
a. results in life
b. results in sanctification
c. results in freedom
Invitation: Shall we sin that grace may increase? GOD FORBID!!! Present yourselves in obedience to God as those alive from the dead, resulting in sanctification.