Romans 6: 8-14
Step # 1: Know- If you want victory, you must know certain things. Christian living is always dependent upon Christian learning. Duty follows from doctrine. If Satan can keep us ignorant, he can keep us impotent. So, if you want victory, it’s got to start in the mind with knowing certain truths. Verses 1-10in Chapter 6 of Romans tell us that that you need to know what you were, what you are, and what you now have.
A. What You Were - Crucified with Christ, Buried with Christ, Raised with Christ, United with Christ
B. What you are - Dead to sin, Freed from sin
C. What you have - A brand-new life, Resurrection life (Verses 5, 8-10)
Step # 2: Reckon
“In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.” Once you lived for sin; now you’ve been transferred into the kingdom of God. – Verse 11
· You have a new King.
· You have a new Master.
· You have a new Lord.
· You have a new citizenship.
· You have a new way of looking at things.
· You have new boundaries for your conduct.
Step # 3: Yield
“Therefore, do not let sin reign in your mortal body so you obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace. – Verse 13 & 14
Yield your Lips, Eyes, Ears, Mind, Hands, Feet, Heart, and Intimate parts to God. Be specific, definite and decisive. Yield them all to Him. May we become men and women of God so that through us God can minister His healing grace to a world in need.
Be people of WORSHIP, WORK, and WARFARE.