"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs on your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows."
Matthew 10:29

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dead to Sin

"Therefore, we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life...Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive in Christ Jesus."   Romans 6:4;11

"Paul expresses in the most decisive and emphatic way the truth of our having died with Christ; for burial is the seal set to the fact of death- it is when a man's relatives and friends leave his body in a grave and return home without him that the fact that he no longer shares their life is exposed with inescapable conclusiveness. So the death which we died in baptism was a death ratified and sealed by burial, an altogether unambiguous death."  C.E.B Cranfield

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