These scriptures are key for what I will share this week. When our
kids were younger we memorized them but neither the parents
nor the children had a clue what they meant!
1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace
2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer
3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus
Christ were baptized into His death?
4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism in death:
that as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of
the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of
his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the
body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should
not serve sin.
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also
live with him:
9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more;
death hath no more dominion over him.
10 For in Him all died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth
he liveth unto God.
11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves dead indeed unto sin, but
alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.