The Best News Ever: Strategies for Battling Sin
The Best News Ever
Strategies for Battling Sin
Pastor Mike Rippy
June 26, 2022
➢ When a person understands justification and peace with God, they know that when they sin it doesn't cancel out their relationship with God.
6 Strategies for Battling Sin
1. Remember you have been justified.
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1
2. Realize you have been united with Christ.
• Because He died - we died.
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Romans 6:3
• Because He was buried - we were buried.
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death. Rom. 6:4
• Because He was raised from the dead - we were raised from the dead.
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. Romans 6:4-5
3. Resolve in your mind that the old you is gone.
For we know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. Rom 6:6
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. Romans 6:10
4. Reckon yourself dead to sin.
For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So, you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Romans 6:7-11
Truth Principle: Considering sin to be dead in our lives is the beginning of experiencing God’s power in overcoming sin in our lives.
5. Refuse to offer your body to sin.
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. Rom 6:12-13
6. Rejoice in the fact that you are under grace.
For sin will have no dominion over you since you are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14
MY NEXT STEP:
➢ Begin a relationship with Jesus today.
➢ Be baptized at the end of service.
➢ Take the NEXT STEPS class on July 10.
➢ Save-the-date – Vacation Bible School, July 11th-13th