Saturday, December 21, 2013
Victory in Christ - Summary
Here is a summary of the principles developed during the Victory in Christ series.
Principle 1: Sin abounds but grace abounds more!
Principle 2: Our identity is Christ and our position is 'in Christ'.
Principle 3: Because we died with Christ, we have been released from sin's power and authority.
Principle 4: Based on the truth we should reckon ourselves dead to sin and alive to God.
Principle 5: Consciously take your eyes off of earthly, sinful ways and focus them on righteous heavenly things because you died with Christ and have been raised with Him.
Principle 6: Since you have died to sin, do not allow it to reign by giving your members to sin to be used as weapons against you.
Principle 7: You are not under the law but under grace.
Principle 8: In effect you are a slave to who you obey--either sin which leads to death or righteousness which leads to life.
Principle 9: Remember yielding to sin leads to ever increasing lawlessness and ultimately to death.
Principle 10: When you died with Christ you died to the jurisdiction of the law and are set free to bear fruit for God.
Principle 11: We serve now with the Spirit being the motivator of our actions rather than the external command of the law.
Principle 12: The law gives sin its power.
Principle 13: Sin in me is the problem.
Principle 14: It is not me but sin in me.
Principle 15: There is a war between me and the sin in my members.
Principle 16: God through Jesus Christ is our deliverer.
Principle 17: There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.
Principle 18: The Spirit has released me from the law of sin and death.
Principle 19: Sin in the flesh has been condemned even though you are not.
Principle 20: The righteousness of the law is fulfilled in us as we walk in the spirit.
Principle 21: To live according to the Spirit we must set our minds on the things of the Spirit.
Principle 22: To be carnally (fleshly) minded is a destructive, death-producing way to live.
Principle 23: If the Spirit of God dwells in you, then you are in the spirit and not in the flesh. So don't spend time being what you're not.
Principle 24: Even though we struggle with sin and it's physical consequences in our bodies, we can be assured that this mortal body will be fully redeemed and raised as a new body.
Principle 25: Use the power of the Spirit to put to death the deeds of the body.
Principle 26: Remember that as a Christian you've been adopted into God's family and are a son of God and brother to Jesus Christ.
Principle 27: As a son of God, you are a brother and joint-heir with Jesus and will appear with Him in glory when He returns. (See also 2 Thess 1:10)
Principle 28: We wait with patience for our complete redemption when our body will be made new to match our spirit that was made new when we were saved.
Principle 29: God is working all things together for our good.
Principle 30: Nothing will ever separate us from the love of God in Christ!