Christianese WK 6, Sinner Saved By Grace
Andrew wrapped up the Christianese series this week with Sinner Saved by Grace. As Andrew pointed out, just skimming over the statement, it can sound wholesome and humble, but at the core of it, it’s just not truth.
We talk about identity a lot at Heritage and are unapologetic in that. It’s a crucial thing you have to get a grasp of, without knowing who you are, you will always miss the mark.
For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Romans 6:5-11At belief our old self is dead, we are raised IN Christ, no longer slaves to sin, no longer identified as a sinner.
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20That’s huge! It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. That’s a lot more than a sinner saved by grace. We are the righteousness of Christ, I’d like to encourage anyone that may struggle in this area, to search the scripture for yourselves and see this is truth, and walk in the freedom and victory that Christ has given us.