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Dead to the World/At Peace with God

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Dead to the World

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I. Put to death Worldly nature – vs 5 - 6

A. Compare and contrast between vs 3-4
i.
a. Limb turns black
b. Eventually dies off
c. Has to be given life given blood to survive
d. Blood has to go to vital organs
i. fruits of the Spirit
ii. Things of Christ
iii. Focus on things above
3. Don’t let them be your identity
a. But that’s who I am!
i.
B. Walked in these things - vs 7-8
iii. Was your choice
b. Born this way
i. woman at the well
ii. Tell my wife
c. Putting God in a box
i. Telling Him not big enough
ii. Can’t change me
B. Walked in these things - vs 7-8
i.
a. Great
b. Result?
1. Do we despise sin?
a. Not all inclusive but sums up sins in life
b. All are self-serving
c. But all are self-destroying
i. Skateboard/bike story
2. Sin destroys –

b. Destroys families
c. Destroys relationships

3. Only serves bring the wrath of God upon me
a. Separation from God

b. Separation from what is good
c. Separation from what is right

d. Separation from peace
e. subject to the elements of this world

II. Seek the New life – vs 9

II. Seek the New life – vs 9
A. Do not lie to each other
i.
a. Keeping up with Jones’s
b. We got it together
c. We have all the answers
d. Don’t want to appear weak
2. People look to us, shades are closed
a.
B. Don’t be self-serving but graceful
C. Renewed to the knowledge – vs 10
2. Seeing the people Jesus saw
3. Why do we do anything we do
4. Are we active or passive
C. Renewed to the knowledge – vs 10
i.
D. Be something new/think something different –
2. Use some structuring
3. Being renewed to the knowledge of Creator
Example:
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. (NIV)
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him, (KJV)
and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him (NASB)
and you are freshly clothed, coming to a new understanding of the creator’s image.
Kai Anthropos Endyo Neos eis anakainoó epignōsin ktizo eikon
D. Be something new/think something different –
E. No Jew or Gentile – Vs 11
2. Must rely upon Christ
3. Cannot rely on our own knowledge
4. Always comes back to the word
E. No Jew or Gentile – Vs 11
1. New concept for them
2. Goes against the Law
3. Totally alien
a. Think about changes here
b. Some are totally alien
c. However, they confirm to Christ
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