Friday, January 11, 2008

Disposing Sin's Dominion

"Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts." (Romans 6:12, NKJV)

This Sunday morning I will be preaching on Disposing Sin’s Dominion. Paul’s argument in Romans chapter six is that because we are new creations in Christ we do not have to be captivated by sin. Sin no longer should rule in the believer’s life.

While most of us would agree with this statement in theory, practicing holiness is quite another story. The Puritan preacher John Owen said, “be killing sin or it will be killing you.” It is the Christian’s duty and delight to mortify their sins. It is a duty because we are commanded to be holy (1 Peter 1:16). It is a delight because holiness yields blessings (Psalm 1).

To get the most out of the Sunday morning service prepare your heart for Sunday morning by reading Romans chapter 6. If you are really adventurous consider reading the first six chapters of Romans.

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