This fourteenth message from Romans explains the transition from being justified (declared righteous) in Romans 3:21-5:21 to that of being sanctified (separated to God) in Romans 6:1-8:39. Being sanctified is a maturing process that is required of all true believers and involves three aspects: (1) our DEATH to the old man (provided in our justification) - this includes both our identification with Christ (separated from sin and renovated to a new walk) and our transformation in Christ (being a new man and having a new Master); (2) making DECISIONS that regard ourselves to be dead to sin (practically released from our evil nature) and alive to God (spiritually resurrected with our new nature); and (3) showing our DEVOTION to God by dethroning sin in our bodies (saying no to the old reign of sin), dominating the use of our bodies (saying no to our bodies being used for sin) and dedicating our lives to God alone (saying yes to His will at all times).
Great Sermon! So great to hear a pastor tell the truth. Yes much harder times are coming therefore cling to your Bible, and stay under the care of your pastor who actually believes the Bible is true.
Accurately teaching God's Word verse by verse for the purpose of equipping believers, Jack G. Ebner has served as pastor-teacher at Cascade Bible Church since 1990. Jack and his wife, Bev, have six children and two grandchildren.