March 2015

Following Jesus: The Quest Begins 3

A disciple of Jesus was first of all a follower. Literally! He would walk when Jesus walked, sat when Jesus sat, ate when Jesus ate, and slept where and when Jesus slept. A disciple then, and today, is a believer and close follower of Jesus; though other less committed relationships are indicated (Matthew 8:21; 10:1; 12:49; Luke 14:27; Acts 6:1).

Blog #440

Following Jesus: The Quest Begins. 

What Kind of Follower are you? Who is it that you follow? What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus: a disciple? 

A disciple of Jesus was first of all a follower. Literally! He would walk when Jesus walked, sat when Jesus sat, ate when Jesus ate, and slept where and when Jesus slept. A disciple then, and today, is a believer and close follower of Jesus; though other less committed relationships are indicated (Matthew 8:21; 10:1; 12:49; Luke 14:27; Acts 6:1). 

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Following Jesus: The Quest Begins 2

A disciple of Jesus was first of all a follower. Literally! He would walk when Jesus walked, sat when Jesus sat, ate when Jesus ate, and slept where and when Jesus slept. A disciple then, and today, is a believer and close follower of Jesus; though other less committed relationships are indicated (Matthew 8:21; 10:1; 12:49; Luke 14:27; Acts 6:1).

What Kind of Follower are you? Who is it that you follow? What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus: a disciple? 

A disciple of Jesus was first of all a follower. Literally! He would walk when Jesus walked, sat when Jesus sat, ate when Jesus ate, and slept where and when Jesus slept. A disciple then, and today, is a believer and close follower of Jesus; though other less committed relationships are indicated (Matthew 8:21; 10:1; 12:49; Luke 14:27; Acts 6:1). 

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is member supported and operates only by your faithful support. Thank you.

Reformation Societies is a fraternal of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. It is supported only by its readers and gracious Christians like you. Please prayerfully consider supporting Reformation Societies and the mission of the Alliance.

Following Jesus: The Quest Begins

What Kind of Follower are you? Who is it that you follow? What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus: a disciple?

What Kind of Follower are you? Who is it that you follow? What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus: a disciple? 

A disciple of Jesus was first of all a follower. Literally! He would walk when Jesus walked, sat when Jesus sat, ate when Jesus ate, and slept where and when Jesus slept. A disciple then, and today, is a believer and close follower of Jesus; though other less committed relationships are indicated (Matthew 8:21; 10:1; 12:49; Luke 14:27; Acts 6:1). 

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is member supported and operates only by your faithful support. Thank you.

Reformation Societies is a fraternal of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. It is supported only by its readers and gracious Christians like you. Please prayerfully consider supporting Reformation Societies and the mission of the Alliance.

Killing your Sin 6

The first requirement for killing your sin is conversion unto Christ. The second requirement is having a daily commitment to live for Christ. This begins, and is maintained by the following disciplines, with the Holy Spirit’s assistance.

The first requirement for killing your sin is conversion unto Christ. The second requirement is having a daily commitment to live for Christ. This begins, and is maintained by the following disciplines, with the Holy Spirit’s assistance. 

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is member supported and operates only by your faithful support. Thank you.

Reformation Societies is a fraternal of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. It is supported only by its readers and gracious Christians like you. Please prayerfully consider supporting Reformation Societies and the mission of the Alliance.

Killing your Sin 5

The Bible is clear regarding what the phrase “killing your sin” means. It is equally clear why we are to kill our sin. But how does the follower of Christ carry out this important and noteworthy responsibility and command from God? Do the Scriptures give any practical direction as to how believers kill their sin? The answer is a hearty yes.

The Bible is clear regarding what the phrase “killing your sin” means. It is equally clear why we are to kill our sin. But how does the follower of Christ carry out this important and noteworthy responsibility and command from God? Do the Scriptures give any practical direction as to how believers kill their sin? The answer is a hearty yes. 

Killing your Sin 4

Freedom from the dominion or domination of sin is not the same thing as freedom from sin’s presence and influence. The presence and influence, or power of sin, remains where God has banished sin’s dominion authority and control. Although the power of sin has been weakened, yet its nature has not changed.

Freedom from the dominion or domination of sin is not the same thing as freedom from sin’s presence and influence. The presence and influence, or power of sin, remains where God has banished sin’s dominion authority and control. Although the power of sin has been weakened, yet its nature has not changed.

Killing your Sin 3

As the Apostle Paul explains further, the sins the Christian must kill within their life were sins in which when unconverted they used to fulfill. We used to belong to them and used to live in them. However, since conversion to Christ we must put them all away. We must kill them.

As the Apostle Paul explains further, the sins the Christian must kill within their life were sins in which when unconverted they used to fulfill. We used to belong to them and used to live in them. However, since conversion to Christ we must put them all away. We must kill them. 

Paul expands his list. To include:

Killing your Sin 2

Regarding the subject of killing your sin, Colossians 3:5-17 says, “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all” (Colossians 3:5-17, ESV).

Regarding the subject of killing your sin, Colossians 3:5-17 says, “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Killing your Sin

When a person becomes a Christian the dominion (power; control; authority) of sin has been broken. However, sin’s presence and influence can never be totally abolished in this life. While the nature of sin does not change in salvation, its status in us is radically altered. Sin no longer controls the believer. However, we must be ever on our guard in fighting our sin with the daily goal of killing our sin with every fiber of our mind, emotions and will. What does it mean to be killing our sin and why are we do it?

When a person becomes a Christian the dominion (power; control; authority) of sin has been broken. However, sin’s presence and influence can never be totally abolished in this life. While the nature of sin does not change in salvation, its status in us is radically altered. Sin no longer controls the believer. However, we must be ever on our guard in fighting our sin with the daily goal of killing our sin with every fiber of our mind, emotions and will. What does it mean to be killing our sin and why are we do it?

Influential Forgiveness 4

Forgiveness means to carry, to take up, to pardon, and to be lenient. It also means to make amends, to be merciful, to put away a hurt. Finally, it means to show favor, to send away a grievance and to disregard the same.

I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints, and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ. For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you. (Philemon 1:4-7 ESV)

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