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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

The Death and Life of Christ Sermon Notes and Outine

Preaching at Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in 2011

Preaching at First Baptist Church in Altoona, Kansas in 1983
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How God Turned Lemons into Lemonade
Charles e Whisnant May 01, 2011 45.73

ROMANS 6:8 TO 10
1What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 9Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.


Colossians 3:1-4; 1 Peter 4:1-3 Died to sin Romans 6:2; self 2 Corinthians 5:14-15; the law Romans 7:4, 6; Galatians 2:19; the world Galatians 6:14

What happens when you died?

· To die means to be separated or to be free of something. What would the Colossians be free of in context of the present discussion? The Law. Believers "are not under law, but under grace."

So what is his point?

· Paul's reasoning is that because of these great liberating truths, a believer does not have to live like a spiritually dead man but can now live as one alive in Christ, empowered with His resurrection power), energized by the indwelling Holy Spirit as in Ephesians 3:16 and 5:18.).

Dying with Christ means not only identification with Him but dying to (from) something =

· In Galatians 6:14 , although the verb is different (crucified instead of died) the truth is similar, Paul reiterating that believers are also dead to the world for through...the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ... the world has been crucified to [us], and [we] to the world..

· Here crucified the perfect tense indicates a past completed action at a specific point in time with continuing effect, and pictures the lasting effect of our death to the world. Why do so many believers continue to make friends with the world? James 4:4



· We believe we have been justified.
· We believe we have died to the sin with Hm.
· We believe we have been baptized into His death.
· We believe we have been raised to walk in the newness of His life in us.
· We believe this very moment, every day.
· We believe each morning we get up that Christ lives in me, which in reality keeps my life from sin day by day.
· We believe with conviction that as I see the reality of a changed life, that I have died to the power of sin in my life.


· Here is exactly what Paul is trying to relate to us. Christ has put His DNA in us. (Bob Temple last Sunday)

· We shall also live with Christ: Christ lives in us in the Person of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ. His life is in us His DNA as it were.
· We believe his and are persuaded by it to the point that we are enabled and willing to alter our lifestyle (empowered even in this act by His grace. Christ gives us the “want to.)

· John MacArthur writes that
o The assurance that we shall also live with Him obviously applies to the believer’s ultimate and eternal presence with Christ in heaven. But the context, which focuses on holy living, strongly suggests that Paul is here speaking primarily about our living with Him in righteousness in this present life. In Greek, as in English, future tenses often carry the idea of certainty

· We shall also live with Him: again the idea is that we live by means of Hm. Sin’s dominion over us has been shattered. We now share Christ’s resurrection life here and now. And we of course shall share it for all eternity, praise the Lord. I believe Paul is speaking of the sours of our spiritual life from Christ Here Paul is saying that we as believers will be sustained in spiritual life for time now and for eternity since Christ is our life.

o We see this clearly in Philippians 1:21 and in Galatians 2:20