“Even So, Consider Yourselves…” Because You Really Are!

I’ve been looking at the book of Romans a lot the past couple of weeks, specifically chapter 6.  Studying it and listening to some teaching on this chapter has been a great blessing!  Here is a quote out of a message by Paul Washer on Romans 6…

“And so he goes on and says this – verse 11, “Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.”  And why is that? BECAUSE YOU REALLY ARE DEAD TO SIN AND ALIVE TO CHRIST JESUS!  That’s the whole purpose of the first six verses…It’s a reality.  He says in the first part of the text you are dead to sin.  Look what he says “How shall we who died to sin still live in it?” And then he talks about being baptized unto His death and raised to newness of life and that’s why he can come back in verse 11 and says “Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus”  BECAUSE YOU REALLY ARE!  You are living now in a new reality, in a new realm”

What a glorious reality for those of us who are new creatures in Christ, through the saving power of God.  Praise Him!!

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  1. Amy,
    thanks for your comments :)
    And yes! Of course you may do a quote from the books Tuesday :) I’d love to hear what you are reading! :)
    Miss you!

    1. Thanks, Hannah! I’m excited about doing a quote from the books Tuesday…glad you don’t mind ;) Oh, and you’re welcome for the comments :)

      I miss you too! Hope school is going well!

  2. Amy,
    Thank you for the encouraging letter. I had a great time celebrating and I would love for you all to see my book! Hope your father is well!
    Love,
    Abby

    1. You’re very welcome, Abby :) I’m glad that you had such a good time. And yes, it would be so fun to be able to see your book some time. That’s so special that your parents did that for you.

      Also, my dad is doing very well!!

      ~Blessings~
      Amy

  3. Thats nice, I lovely thought… I am alive to Christ and dead to sin! :) Also like the quote in the above post, even though we are not God’s chosen people, we can be dead to sin, through Christ.

    Praise God!
    Meggie

    1. I’m glad you liked this post, Meggie, and the one above it…they have both been a blessing to me! Isn’t it wonderful to consider who we truly are in Christ?! Yes, Praise God!!

      ~Blessings~
      Amy

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