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1 THE CHRISTIAN’S BODY HOW IMPORTANT IS IT? WHOSE IS IT?

2 TWO PARTS 2 CORINTHIANS 4:16 OUTWARD PART [BODY] INWAND PART [PERSON] ROMANS 8:10 BODY DEAD BECAUSE OF SIN PERSON [SPIRIT] ALIVE BECAUSE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

3 SALVATION - NOW ONLY AFFECTS THE PERSON THE BODY MUST WAIT TILL THE RESURRECTION AT THE END OF MY LIFE ON EARTH A FUNERAL FOR MY BODY I [A CHRISTIAN] GO TO BE WITH THE LORD IN HEAVEN, WAITING FOR THE RESURRECTION

4 THE BODY - NOW ROMANS 6:6-7 CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST THAT THE BODY THAT SIN HAS BEEN USING MIGHT BE RENDERED INACTIVE SO I DO NOT HAVE TO SERVE SIN THE DEAD ARE FREED FROM SIN

5 SIN AND LAW – [SELF-EFFORT] ROMANS 7:4-6 SELF-EFFORT [LAW KEEPING] TIES ME TO SIN SIN WILL THEN USE ME TO FULFILL ITS DESIRES AND PASSIONS THE RESULT IS DEATH

6 TAKE CHARGE! COLOSSIANS 3:9 EPHESIANS 4:22 PUT OFF THE OLD CLOTHING PUT ON THE NEW ROMANS 6: STOP MAKING YOURSELF [YOUR PHYSICAL LIFE] AVAILABLE TO SIN FOR ITS USE MAKE YOUSELF [YOUR BODY] AVAILABLE TO GOD FOR HIS USE

7 SEE WHAT GOD SEES ROMANS 6:11 RELATIONSHIP WITH SIN HAS ENDED DIVORCED NOW THE CENTRAL RELATIONSHIP IS WITH GOD WORK FROM THIS POSITION

8 WAIT FOR THE FUTURE ROMANS 8:23 HALF-WAY HOME WAITING FOR THE REDEMPTION OF OUR BODIES REDEMPTION = TRANFER OF OWNERSHIP BODIES STILL BELONG TO DEATH AT THE RESURRECTION THEY WILL BECOME GOD’S PROPERTY – 100% AVAILABLE FOR HIS USE

9 IN THE MEAN TIME --- ROMANS 8:13 IF BY THE HOLY SPIRIT I CONTINULLY PUT TO DEATH THE PRACTISES OF THE BODY I WILL LIVE BUT IF I ALLOW THE LUSTS OF THE BODY TO HAVE THEIR WAY I WILL DIE

10 WHOSE DESIRES? WHO AM I LISTENING TO? THE WORLD, THE FLESH, THE DEVIL? [THEY ENCOURAGE SELF-PLEASING] OR THE GOOD SHEPHERD? JOHN 10:14, 27

11 DISCIPLINE IS NEEDED 1 CORINTHIANS 9:27 PAUL DISCIPLINED HIS BODY TO ENSURE THAT HE WOULD NOT MISS OUT ON GOD’S FUTURE AM I USING MY BODY TO INDULGE? OR TO SERVE?


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