I have been blogging about this for a large portion of 2017. Quick look at the main points of what I have blogged:
God is MAJESTIC! God is MESSIAH! God wants to be MASTER! God wants us to live on MISSION!
Last week we looked at this:
If Jesus is our MASTER, then we will walk in a worthy manner. Colossians 1:10 tells us this: “Live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.” If He is MASTER, then we will indeed walk in a worthy manner. We will please Him. We will bear fruit. We will grow in knowledge of Him. How do we walk in a worthy manner? Answer=By Grace Through Faith Ephesians 2:8 tells us we received Jesus by grace through faith, and Colossians 2:6 tells us that just as received Jesus, continue to walk in Him. If I want to walk in a worthy manner of Jesus (MY MASTER), then I must do it by grace through faith. What happened to us when we received Jesus by grace through faith? Understanding this helps me let grace reign and rule in my life. When grace reigns, Jesus will be My MASTER.
Romans 6, 7, and 8 helps us understand this. Romans 6 is the believer’s new identity in Christ. Romans 7 is the believer trying to live out their new identity in Christ on their own. Romans 8 is the believer letting grace reign as the Spirit empowers them to live out their new identity in Christ. Instead of me writing more about this, just read Romans 5:20-6:14 and Romans 7:1-8:13 on your own, and you can listen to a sermon I did on this recently.
Here is the message:
If you just want to look at the Roman’s passages, I provided links for them below: