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Gripped by Godliness

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Stephen Johns

on 1 May 2016

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Transcript of Gripped by Godliness

Gripped by Godliness
Gripped by Godliness
if you present yourselves to anyone as
Obedient from the Heart
Paul is emphasizing the actual change that occurs in all Believers at their salvation
A Massive Change
Slave to sin thinking believes that they know best what they need, what will make them happy, and what will satisfy them.
Who you were (Slaves to Sin)
“To obey “whole-heartedly” requires a willing abandonment to the truth of the message.” – Mounce
Affectionate Pursuit
Romans 8:38-39

"38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. ".
A Good Bruise
Slaves to Righteousness run with joy to Christ because they know that nothing and no one satisfies, fills with joy, or is as beautiful as God.
Who you are (Slaves to Righteousness)
Luke 14:27-30

“27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’”

Complete Submission
The Standard of Teaching
Romans 6:17
The Argument and Principle
Romans 6:1-2
Romans 6:15-16
The Principle Applied to the Christian
Romans 6:3-10
Romans 6:17
The Command from the Principle
Romans 6:11-14
Romans 6:18-23
Eve in the Garden of Eden
Noah after the flood
Proverbs 7 and the lusting fool
James 1: All Believers when they sin
Proverbs 3:7-8

“7 Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. 8 It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.”

Isaiah 55:7-9

“7 let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Luke 9:23-24

“23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.”

you are slaves of the one whom you
have become
or of
, which leads to righteousness?
The first half of Romans 6 emphasizes the broken power of our flesh.
The second half of Romans 6 emphasizes the establishment of the power of Righteousness over us.
It stands against sin - 1 Timothy 1:9-11
It is what Elders are to preach and protect - 2 Timothy 4:1-4
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