Getting the upper hand on sin 01-05-17

(CLICK THE TITLE) Good morning and praise God for the wonders of life He bestows on us. Did you know that if you are saved and let the devil be uppermost in your life today, it is by your choice? Before you were saved, you had no choice. You were a slave to sin. Now, you don’t have to let sin have the upper hand in your life. There is absolutely no power that says you must sin. When you entered into union with Christ, you no longer have to let sin reign in your mortal body. You have dethroned sin and enthroned Jesus Christ as Lord of your life.

Today’s Prayer

Father, I come before you this morning on behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ to ask you to help us cooperate with You, so You won’t have to operate on us. Temptation is all around in these trying times and the ways of sin are all around for easy access to those that a weak. Strengthen us to move forward in what you have ordained for us so that we may glorify your name. In the matchless name of Jesus I pray and give thanks, Amen and Amen.

Let’s eat.

Getting the upper hand on sin

Romans 6:1-13

1 Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? 2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? 3 Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? 4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. 5 Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was.6 We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. 7 For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. 8 And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him. 9 We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him. 10 When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God. 11 So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus. 12 Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. 13 Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.

Quote of the Day

The Christian is more than an empty vessel. He has…Someone within. We have a treasure in the earthen vessel, and not only a treasure – a transcendent power! That is humanity as God intended it to be. The vessel is not much in itself, but it holds an inestimable treasure, beyond price, and a transcendent power, greater than any other power known to men. 

Ray C. Stedman





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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