MAY 31, 2020
SUNDAY SERMON: LIVING THE RESURRECTED LIFE
Romans 6:11 – 14
Introduction: If you are living the resurrected life, consider yourself a saint and commit yourself to God.
Several years ago, (March 19, 2005), medical personnel did what they usually did when a resident at an extended care facility in British Columbia, Canada died. They placed a call to Fraser Health Authority, who then sent a driver to pick up the deceased woman. The driver dutifully transported an elderly woman to the hospital morgue.
Unfortunately, the driver failed to check the wristband for identification and carried off the wrong woman. The 87-year old resident he wheeled away was simply sleeping. And even after the driver left her on a gurney in the hospital’s corridor, she was still fast asleep.
Meanwhile, an employee at the extended care facility noticed the deceased resident was still in her room, but her living roommate was gone. The employee alerted the hospital, which promptly returned the woman to the facility in an ambulance.
Today, we have many believers who look like they’re still dead in their sins when they are very much alive in Christ. Those who trust in Christ with their lives can live a resurrected life. They can operate with the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. We all can live a new life free from the power of sin every day!
LIVING THE RESURRECTED LIFE; How can we do that? I want to invite your attention to Romans 6:11 – 14. We have three movements:
SPEAKS OF A RECKONING
(Reckon): to credit; to set to one’s account; to lay to one’s charge; to judge; to consider; to count; to compute)
SPEAKS OF A RELINQUISHING
(To give up or cease from a habit, plan, or belief)
These verses tell us we have to give up some things. Instead of allowing the flesh to have its way all the time, we are to yield control of our lives to the Lord Jesus. We are to allow Jesus to reign in our mortal body. Romans 12:1 – 2
SPEAKS OF A RELEASING
(Deliverance or liberation from a restriction – deliverance from the power and penalty of sin.)