Romans 6:11-14 ~ The Life of the New Man ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

April 14, 2018

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

In the New Testament, the Christian life is often described as “putting off” and “putting on.” If we are to live as new creations in Jesus Christ, then we need to understand exactly how to put off the old self and put on the new self which has been recreated in Christ Jesus. Romans 6:11-14 tells us exactly how to do this.

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Romans 6:4-9 ~ The Resurrection Assurances of the Believer ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

April 14, 2018

President John Adams said, "Facts are subborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. 

In Romans 6:4-9, we discover four breathtaking facts about Jesus' resurrection from the dead: Christ rose from the dead; Christ will never die again and He reigns triumphant over death; Through faith, we are united to Christ and die with Him; and We shall rise like He rose and live with Him forever.

"He is Risen!" "He is Risen Indeed!"

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Romans 6:4-7 ~ Dying to Live ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

March 31, 2018

What does it mean to die to sin? It means dying to live.

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Romans 6:1-3 ~ God Is not Done with Us Yet ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

March 24, 2018

There is always hope because God doesn’t just make us better, He makes us new.  When God begins a work, He finishes it.  You and I may write people off as hopeless, but God never does. You might write yourself off as hopeless, but God never does. If you are in Christ, you are a new creation.

             A businessman once put a warehouse up for sale. As he took a prospective buyer around the warehouse, he pointed out the building’s flaws. “The place has been vacant for a while,” he said. “Vandals broke out the windows and kicked in the doors, but we’ll make those repairs. Don’t worry about the roof, we’ll take care of those holes. Oh, and we’ll clean up all this trash and paint over the graffiti and—” ...

            “Don’t say another word,” said the buyer. “You don’t have to fix the place up. I don’t want the structure. I just want the site. I’m going to remove this warehouse and put up a brand-new building.”

            That’s what God does in our lives. He doesn’t patch us up, fix us up, or paint us over. When He comes in, the old is gone and He makes everything new.

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Romans 5:18-21 ~ Super-Abundant Grace that Reigns ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

March 17, 2018

Why did God give His Law?  According to Romans 5:20, one of the purposes of the Law is so that sin increases. Knowledge of the Law actually causes more sin. But the good news is that where sin increased, God’s grace abounded all the more.  Donald Grey Barnhouse put it this way, “Where sin reached a high-water mark, grace completely flooded the world.” The abundant and sufficient grace of God is the answer to the evil in the world and the sin of our own lives.

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Romans 5:12-17 ~ Are You in Adam or in Christ? ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

March 10, 2018

Death is God’s penalty for Adam’s sin, imposed on all his posterity. Death reigns if you are still "in Adam." So how do you escape the curse? You must be "in Christ!"

 

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Romans 5:9-11 ~ Saved for Sure ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

February 26, 2018

If someone came to you and said they are having trouble in their marriage, how would you encourage them to be reconciled? If someone came to you and said that he was estranged from his parents, what would be your counsel? If someone came to you and said that they are far from God, what would you say? Romans 5:9-11 tells us how we can be actively involved in the ministry of reconciliation that God has entrusted to each one of us as believers in Christ.

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Romans 5:6-8 ~ God’s Amazing Love ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

February 19, 2018

Are you in anyway unsure that God really loves you?  Because of your circumstances and situation, do you ever doubt His love?  Paul’s letter to the Romans is packed deep with heavy theology. But in these verses in Romans 5:6-8, Paul wants you to feel and know and experience the great love of God that He has for you. You really can experience and feel the love of God.

 

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Romans 5_3-5 ~ Exulting in Trials ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

February 19, 2018

How can we be sure of God’s love?  How do we really know, not just in our heads, but in our hearts the love of God? These are important questions because the surety of God’s love is the major secret of joy, peace, freedom, hope, confidence, and a sense of well-being.

 

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Romans 5:1-2 ~ The Blessings of Justification ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

February 19, 2018

When we think of doctrine, particularly the doctrine of justification by faith alone, we tend to think of something that is dry, boring, maybe even irrelevant. But understanding and experiencing the Doctrine of Justification is the key to our peace, our perseverance, our ability to stand, and even our hope. In other words, we actually experience the blessings that are ours on account of being justified by faith.

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