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Dead Man Walking

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Understand the Gentiles condition outside of Christ

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INTRODUCTION

PROPOSITION

Today we will learn that prior to our conversion we were truly “the walking dead,” and to appreciate God’s grace and power

DEAD IN TRESPASSES AND SINS

A. “DEAD IN WHAT WAY”?

Not in the sense of being devoid of any good or godly desires as taught by some who believe in “Total Hereditary Depravity”.
Most of the people whose conversions are described in Acts were God-fearing, Bible-believing” people BEFORE their conversion!
1) The thousands of "devout men" in Jerusalem for Pentecost -
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2) The Ethiopian Eunuch, who had traveled great distances to worship God and was reading Isaiah when Philip found him -
worship God and was reading Isaiah when Philip found him
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3) Cornelius, a devout God-fearing Gentile who "prayed to God always" -
God always" -
4) Lydia, a prayerful woman "who worshipped God" -
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5) The "fair-minded" Bereans -
6) Saul of Tarsus (i.e., the apostle Paul) - ;
Rather, “dead” in the sense of being “separated” from God
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a. Just as “physical death” is a separation of body and spirit-cf. John 2:26
b. So “ spiritual death” exists when we are sepparated from God-cf. ; Is. 59:1-2.

“WALKING ACCORDING TO THE COURSE OF THIS WORLD”

FULFILLING THE DESIRES OF THE FLESH AND MIND

CONCLUSION

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