Four Distinctives of Sin 1. Its origin 2. Its effect
Four Distinctives of Sin 1. Its origin 2. Its effect 3. Its scope
Four Distinctives of Sin 1. Its origin 2. Its effect 3. Its scope 4. Its guilt
Point 9. The choices you have made show you have also made Adam’s choice.
The Way Sin Works 1. Sin entered the world through the door of one man 2. Death entered the world through the door of sin, Gen 2:17 3. All people have contracted death through sin 4. Sin was in existence even before the law of Exod 20, Gen 6:5
The Way Sin Works 5. Sin, even if it exists, is not imputed if there is no law 6. Prior to the giving of the law, people were condemned only for what they knew but did not obey, not for a law they were ignorant of
Point 13. The things in the Old Testament were a shadow cast by the coming body of truth in New Testament teaching.
Point 14. Salvation is a gift offered freely, which means it is offered without obligation for you to take it.
Point 15. Since eternity in Hell cannot make up for what Jesus Christ endured, Hell is not an equal punishment for an infinite crime.
Point 16. God had to interrupt his own existence to make a way for you into heaven.
Conclusion: Christians don’t serve God properly because they don’t appreciate what happened on Calvary.
Point 17. Righteousness and salvation is available to all, but it is obtainable only by those who exercise faith in Jesus Christ.
Definition: Life as defined in the Bible is the possession and experience of the knowledge of God.
Point 18. For the Christian, the only difference between heaven and earth is that on earth our experience of God is subject to interruption and in heaven it is not.
Point 19. The death of Christ so satisfied the demands of God that God is not holding people’s sins against them now; what God is now holding against men and women is their rejection of the gift of his Son.
Point 20. Since disobedience is inherited but obedience is always a choice, it is my identification with Christ that gives me the righteousness of God and transfers me from my identification with Adam.
Thesis: Sanctification is the natural expression of your consecration to a God that is morally perfect.
definition: Sanctification is God’s Spirit at work in the believer to make real in his experience on a daily basis the reality of his new position in Christ.
Point 1: You were given God’s nature so that you could do Christ’s tasks.
definition: The unsaved person has a live body and a dead spirit; the believer has a live spirit and a body dead to sin.
Point 2: Our identity changed as a result of conversion, and our reality changes progressively as a result of consecration.
definition: Death to sin refers to separation from sin’s power, not to the eradication of sin’s presence.
Point 3: A Christian can always commit sins (Gal 5:1,16; 1 Cor 6:7-8), but a Christian cannot live in the same state of sin as before he was born again.
Point 4: When you got saved—because he is not bound by time—God took the past and brought it up to the present and identified you with Christ on the cross.
Point 5: The purpose of the process of sanctification is to impart to you in a progressive format everything you became by identification with Christ in the cross.
Three attacks on water baptism as a way to attack the body of Christ 1. The hyper-dispensationalist says baptism is not for this age 2. The hyper-ritualist says baptism regenerates 3. The hyper-spiritualist says baptism must be accompanied by speaking in tongues
Three Counterattacks 1. The believer "reckons" (6:11) on the fullness of his life from God apart from the sign-gifts of the Spirit 2. The believer realizes the vitality of his sanctification apart from any legalistic keeping of rituals 3. The believer recognizes water baptism is a necessary ordinance guarding the door of the church from those who did not get saved according to the terms of 1 Cor 15:1-4
POINT 6. The purpose of the resurrection was simply to accomplish the original mission.
POINT 7. Walking in the Spirit is always a replacement process—you replace the sins of the flesh with the fruit of the Spirit.
DEFINITION: To be destroyed means to be rendered utterly useless.
POINT 8. The purpose of God in putting the old man on the cross is so the body that now harbors the sin principle will have to take orders from a glorified man who has more power than the old man.
DEFINITON: Reckon means to take an inventory, estimate and conclude; it means to account for and lay a number to.
POINT 9. The problem is not that we don’t have what God says we have, it’s that we don’t consider it in our daily actions.
POINT 10. What you have to do to be sanctified is follow the facts in faith, not follow feelings, because as long as you aren’t thinking straight you’ll never have victory over the flesh.
POINT 11. Positional sanctification is based on the attitude of reckoning, whereas progressive sanctification is based on the attitude of yielding.
POINT 12. Since the decision was made when you got saved, then the course of action when tempted is to
mentally meditate on Christ and what he has done for you
spiritually resort to God in prayer for him to strengthen you
physically submit your members to doing something in ministry that will occupy you
POINT 13. There is nothing more effective in changing your state than renewing your mind.
POINT 14. Sin is really good at covering-up your lack of life.
POINT 15. The near benefit of being a slave to righteousness is progressive holiness.
POINT 16. The wages of sin is death, even if you are a Christian.