Gal 2:19-21; Rom 6:6-7; Rom 1:28-32; Col 2:6-7; Heb 11:1
ROMANS-339-120129 - length: 79:57 - taught on Jan, 29 2012
We simply need to learn how to live on the basis of who and what Christ is.
There is no question about whether Christ can do it because He has already done it.
The law condemned me, and sentenced me, and put me to death. That is the end of what the law can do.
For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;
Here in GAL 2:20 “have been crucified with” is in the perfect passive indicative.
Perfect tense means action completed in the past [at the cross] with results that keep on continuing forever. A past completed action having present finished results.\
Perfect tense means action completed in the past [at the cross] with results that keep on continuing forever.
It is the self-righteous, self-centered, self-absorbed, self-seeking ego. It was the rebellious unbelieving self. The religious you.
All the action,
all the focus,
all the concern is CENTERED on self.
The old man is an entity who thinks and behaves a certain way.
The new life that we receive at the moment of our rebirth is a life that has Christ as its center.
Because we are still capable of forgetting and wandering off into the old ways that lead to death.
We are to give our sin nature the same rights as a corpse.