Saturday, May 31, 2014

Because of the Truth, I'm Responsible to

Because of these truths, I am responsible to:
1. Reckon (count, act as though) yourself to be dead to sin and alive to God. (Romans 6:11)
2. Do not allow sin to reign because its reign has been terminated. (Romans 6:12)
3. Do not present the members of your body to sin as weapons of unrighteousness, but to God as weapons of righteousness. (Romans 6:13)
4. Serve God in the newness of the Spirit and not in the old way of the letter of the law. (Romans 7:6)
...because the letter kills but the Spirit gives life. (2 Corinthians 3:6)
5. Walk according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:4)
6. Set your mind on the things of the Spirit, things above. (Romans 8:5, Colossians 3:2)
7. Put to death your members (the deeds of the body) on the earth. (Romans 8:13; Colossians 3:5, 8)
8. Resist the devil and he will flee. (James 4:7 1 Peter 5:9)
9. Take the way of escape. (1 Cor 10:13)
10. Put off the old man (see #5 in the first section). (Ephesians 4:22)
11. Put on the new man. (Colossians 3:10; Eph 4:24)
See Ephesians 4:25- 5:21 and Colossians 3:5-24 for what to put off and put on.
Galatians 5:19-26 for the deeds of the flesh vs. the fruit of the Spirit
adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, wrath, selfish ambition, dissension, heresy, envy, murder, drunkenness, revelry, passion, covetousness, malice,blasphemy, filthy language, lying, stealing, corrupt speech, bitterness, clamor, foolish talking, coarse jesting, pride, boaster, strife, whisperers, backbiting, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful, disobedience to parents, violence
love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, tender mercies, humility, meekness, forbearance, forgiveness, thankfulness, truthfulness, work, edifying speech, grace, righteousness, redeeming time, spirit-filled, speaking/singing/teaching one another with various songs, submitting appropriately, obey and honor parents, prefer and honor others, selflessness, compassion
12. Lay aside every weight and the sin that easily trips me up. (Hebrews 12:1)
13. Be renewed in your minds. (Ephesians 4:23; Romans 2:2) spending time memorizing and meditating on the Scriptures. (Psalm 1:1-3; Joshua 1:8)
14. Exercise and practice your powers of discernment. (Hebrews 5:14)
Train yourself in godliness. (1 Timothy 4:7)
Because breaking bad sinful habits requires the practice of new habits.

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