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April 7, 2022 8:00 am
You been crucified with Christ. Listen close to Adrian Rogers because of aggressive fiction of Jesus Christ and your faith when Jesus died. The old person that you were was nailed to the cross with Jesus Christ you see Calvary not only deals with said it also deals with seven criminal and is in jail waiting for the crime. Seven. The man dies and Facebook Prosecuted that man can bring. I don't know what charges the devil is one thing when you died upon Calvary.
The case is to love between the dynamic teaching pastor and Bible teacher, Rogers, as we just heard from Pastor Rogers the cross of Calvary not only deals with sin. It also deals with the sooner the grace of God enables us to live godly lives in Christ Jesus and empowers us to live in liberation. Romans six gives three basic principles for living the life of freedom in Christ. If you have your Bible turn there now as Adrian Rogers explains more about liberated living. Are you ready for some liberated living as part of a message to my liberated living. Being a slave to the world the flesh and the devil's you can be emancipated.
You can be separate out before you say I heard that before.
I want you to open the Bible and I want you to learn some of the greatest basic prose of the Christian life that are in the word of God we talk about the passion Bible and Savior Jesus Christ and the passion we talked about his substitutionary death, that he gave himself for us that is redemption we going to learn our purpose as related to his passion and how the one who gave himself for us, gave himself also to us that you understand that you don't understand the full meaning of the passion look, if you will hear in Romans chapter 6 and look at will. In verse one, what shall we say then shall we continue in sin that grace may abound he's been talking about God's amazing, wonderful grace that is greater than all said and friend. If you live the Christian life. It will be because you received the grace of God. God's riches that Christ expands.
If you come to God swaggering to God. If you come as apprentice.
You always a better but if you come as a beggar in my handle price I bring simply to buy cross I cling. If you come as a beggar you will go away as a print. Now the milligram of his day was a man named Whitehill Moody and if you have been to seminary study the Bible. It always studied the history of evangelism. You know that Whitehill Moody was one of the greatest Christian's greatest preachers ever live Moody Bible Institute is named after Whitehill Moody, but light only set on one occasion, I heard a man say I have been 42 years learning three things Moody said to himself as learn three things I better listen and hear what they all three things that man said that it took him 42 years to learn number one I learned that I could do nothing to earn salvation. Number two I learned that God does not require me to do anything. Number three I learned that Jesus Christ did it all. Moody said, well, it took that man 42 years to learn that a friend. You will have to take 42 years to learn those three things. If you're going to be saved and if you are say you have are going to be our you are saved by grace, but I what is Paul saying here in Romans chapter 6 in verse one.
The fact that were saved by grace that we can do nothing to save ourselves. God doesn't expect us to do anything in crisis that all is not is not is not an excuse for sin offer living in defeat. As a matter fact. Grace is an inducement to live a righteous and holy life.
Would you agree with that odor grace how great a better daily unconstrained beef.
But not only is grace and inducement.
Listen to live a holy life, grace also supplies the power to live a holy life, what you say then shall we continue in sin and grace may abound, God will be God's plan for you is victory constant victory conscious victory conspicuous victory. I don't answer out loud Damascus? Are you living day by day in constant victory.
Is it conspicuous victory can oversee is a conscious victory. You know that you living that way, that in the sixth chapter of Romans. There are three key words I want to rivet them into your heart. I want to end delicately by the grace of God stamp them upon your consciousness that you will never ever again. Look at Romans chapter 6 and not have these three words become your mind. If you know these three words, if you understand the important of these three words, if you can let these three words come into your heart and mind and understand all that is involved in. I guarantee you live in big know if Sandra Butts's daughter knows them no equivocation, no fine print, you will live in victory, the first word is the word no.
K and O. W. Look, if you will, in verse six. Knowing this knowingness that our old man is crucified with him that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. That is, we should not be slaves of sin.
That's wonderful. All right, there's something to note the second word is reckoned RECKO in reckoned look in verse 11. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed understand the life of the God through Jesus Christ our Lord. But never mind the rest. That verse will get to that moment, all I'm doing right now is pointing out the words first word no second word reckoned third word is yield yield Y i.e. LD look now in verse 13 neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness understand, but he'll enjoy ourselves to God as those that are alive from the dead, and your members talk about the members of your body your eyes your ears your feet your hands as instruments of righteousness under God.
Now these three things these three words, no reckon and yield deal with that fate and function as a fact to note there is a reckoning to put your faith in there is a function as you yield. Now I want to say this confession is good man said it took me 42 years to learn about salvation by grace I was pastoring a church before I learned what I'm going to teach you tonight. Now I love God, but I did not know how to live in victory.
So Lindsay your ears and let's break it down to three major categories under the heading of no reckon and you first of all, there is something to know and what is it you want to know you to know your identification with Jesus who gave himself for you. Your identification the keyword identification delicately will now beginning in verse six. Knowing this, this is what you to know knowingness that our old man is crucified with him, did you hear that crucified with him, that when Jesus died, I die with him. Your old man is crucified with him that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin longer slaves of sin, for he that is dead is freed from sin that we be dead with Christ. We believe that we shall also live with him, knowing that Christ being raised from the dead, dies normal death had no more dominion over him ran that he died. He died on the sin once, but in that he liveth the live on the God. Now what is the doctrine of identification.
Know your identification with Jesus who gave himself for you. That means that when Jesus was crucified when Jesus had that agony that passion upon the cross. Not only was Christ on the cross. But since he was your substitute you roll macro since he died for you. The only person you used to be.
Died with him. And now you have become one with him in his bed. You are no longer in ad now you are in Christ.
You are now identified with Christ everybody in the world is either in Adam are in Christ because of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in your faith and that when Jesus died.
The old man that you used to be. Died.
Now think of the significance of the first of all first of all that we have died with him. Look again in verse six knowingness that our old man is crucified with him that the body of sin might be destroyed. He died for me.
Therefore, his death had my name is death had your name built person that you were was nailed to the cross with Jesus Christ you see Calvary not only deals with the sin. It also deals with the center you see all you did was to forgive my sin and doesn't deal with me. He is not delivered me from my worst enemy. Calvary deals with the sin Calvary deals with the center. We were crucified with the Lord Jesus Christ and ancillary verse that makes this clear is Galatians 220 I am crucified with Christ.
Nevertheless I live yet not I but Christ liveth in me. You see, Adrian was nailed lacrosse when Jesus was nailed there, why because he was taking my place again is that was for me. It had my name on I love to tell the story of one of the former pastor of our church. A great man I loved and admired so very much. Dr. Robert Julie Dr. Lee visited Israel. He was so in anticipation of going there to play seductively wanted to see was Calvary. It never been to the holy land before and he said there was a little group at Calvary and the God was talking to God, ask the question any of you ever been hit with Dr. Lee lifted design is when were you here so he said 2000 years ago give him talk this way.
Talk 2000 years ago. What enemy when Jesus died upon the cross, he was there and so you he was cross for you and the old man that you used to be was crucified with him.
What does that mean he that his dad is freed from Sam Sam past.
No more dominion over him that if a criminal is guilty.
I mean guilty adjudicated guilty proven to be guilty. Prima facie evidence he is guilty and is in jail waiting for the crime to be sentenced and the man dies in jail. What happens case close. It's all there Prosecuted at man can bring. I don't know what charges the devil has against you, but I tell you one thing when you died upon Calvary. The case is closed cases close as no more dominion over a dead man. Suppose a man is a slave owned by someone slavery as was practiced in the United States was unspeakably long, but suppose a man had a slave master tells them when you go to bed when you get up what to eat how to grasp what to do, where to go, to come slave what is master key is you no longer Satan slave because of Calvary that you have to understand that you see the death of Jesus Christ change that we have been crucified with Christ now. Not only did we die with him. But I listen.
We were also buried with him now in verses three and 4 million. Not that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his dad. Therefore we are buried with him_that we are buried with him by baptism into death, that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the all, even so we also should walk in newness of life. We been planning to get in the likeness of his death. We should also be in the likeness of his resurrection buried with him. Not only have you died with Jesus but you were buried with Jesus. Did you know there is an emphasis in the Bible upon the burial of Jesus Christ. Did you know that's part of the gospel, but in your margin and ancillary verse first Corinthians chapter 15 verses three through four. Paul is talking about the gospel he says, for I delivered you. First of all that which I also received was at first of all, give me first and only means of first importance. This is number one this apartment.
First of all, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that he was and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, the burial of Jesus Christ as part of the gospel. Not only did his death have your name on it. Burial had your name on this see. He died for you and the old man that you used to be. Died when he died for you and now you are buried with him in Bible times, the Jews put the dead quickly out of sight. They buried the day they did not involve as we evolve the day and keep them around. They were quickly bearing. Alas, what baptism symbolizes that the old person you used to be is no longer you have been buried in a liquid to and your sins are in the grave of God's forgetfulness, not listen when you die with Christ. The devil would love to hold you with the bones of your own life but you need to understand that he can't do that you will not only have died with Christ, given buried with Christ comes looking for.
The only grim I can say is not here, where is it these buried weren't you there to steal. You see, my funeral was my baptism.
I hope you had a few. I hope you have been baptized by immersion dead and buried. We are buried with him by baptism on the day now look again. Not only did we die with Jesus not only all week buried with Jesus and our sins and the old man in the grave of God's forgetfulness, but the lesson with him.
Look again verses 15, therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death, that like as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the father, even so we also miss_we also should walk in newness of life.
We been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall also be in the likeness of his resurrection. Now when he died I died when he was married I was there, but I'm not with him in the grave because he's no longer immigrating. He came up out of the tomb, yes the life of the great can I keep and he is given that life to me. I am a new person. Now that's the significance of what is the symbolism of the symbolism of it is baptism look again verses three and 4 million on that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death. Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into their bed like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the fall, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his dad.
We shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.
What is baptism is a picture of a death, burial and resurrection. That's the reason is by immersion. That's the reason we put this baptistery up there now. Some people call sprinkling Baptist Greg required potential means to dip to Mars. Brandon baptism pictures as reason why believe in baptism by immersion and by the way, if you were the devil and wanted receipt will remove any message from the church, what would be the gospel.
The death burial and resurrection of Jesus every time somebody goes into that watery grave every time somebody is baptized, they picture the glorious gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is the gospel we preach Christ died for sins, according to Scripture, it was buried and raised again the third day that my friend is the gospel truth. That's the gospel and that's a picture of the gospel. That's the symbolism of doesn't save you give me that I sometimes at that both have your Social Security number and not be say what Weatherspoon for taking authentic sin out of your heart out of your life, but it is a symbol of I may have told you about menus were part of nomination his family to Washington to the Smithsonian. They went in that section of the Smithsonian Institute where the ladies bear American history where the first ladies of our country have wax figures there dressed in their beautiful gowns and special down maybe one of the state dinner on the inauguration or something like that. This was back when Lyndon Johnson was president of the United States and Lady Bird Johnson was being feature they just put wax figure of Lady Bird Johnson there and this man and his children were there in the Smithsonian looking at Lady Bird Johnson and Lisa let's figure and a lady came up alongside of them and begin to talk and said will have you like it when you think it's awful what you believe it was Lady Bird basin while wait to we get and she was so nice to them, they call and discussed they had the pictures made. They said this is the greatest thing we never dreamed this would happen while they were talking another photographer came up and he had all the sinks) you now these photographers are the got all the stuff and he came up and he said to them, people would you mind standing aside, I want to get a picture of Lady Bird and so the wife of the president stepped aside and he took a picture of that wax figuring there she was standing right you think about this. The reality and just centered on listen, don't do that with Baptist baptism is a wonderful symbol but that's all it is.
Jesus is the reality. Hope you understand that, but what is the significance of this that I died with Jesus. I was barely Jesus. I've been raised when Jesus symbolism of it is baptism coming up tomorrow will you part two of this important message but maybe today you have questions about who Jesus is what he means to you. How to begin a relationship with God through Christ. Go to LWF.org/radio and click find God's love that the top of the page are resources and materials that will answer questions you may have about your faith effort like to order a copy of today's message. You can call us at 1877 love God request the title liberated living when you order this message is also part of the insightful series victory in Jesus for the complete collection all seven powerful messages: 877 love God or you can order online it LWF.org/radio or write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183.
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