New Life Found In Christ
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
January 5, 2020
Central Passage
Ephesians 2:1-10
Subject
AM Sermon
Description

JANUARY 5, 2020 A.M. SERVICE

“NEW LIFE FOUND IN CHRIST”

EPHESIANS 2:1-10

INTRODUCTION:

A.  Death has always been a part of living; Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

1.  Physical death separates the body from the spirit; Ecclesiastes 12:7

2.  Spiritual death is separation from God and happens when sin enters into one’s life; Ephesians 2:1

3.  Spiritual death is eternal when one dies in sin; Revelation 20:14

B.  Jesus makes it possible for all to be renewed (made alive) to God and escape the second death;                    Ephesians 2:1, 4-5

C.  Our lesson “New Life Found In Christ”

I.  THE BIBLE SPEAKS ON DEATH AND RESURRECTION:

A.  All die (separate themselves from God) through sin; Romans 3:23

1.  It then becomes necessary for all to be made alive unto God so that he can be with God in eternity;             Ephesians 2:1, 5

2.  The Roman writer reveals the process of this spiritual resurrection; Romans 6:1-6

B.  Those in Christ have chosen to die to sin that they might live for God; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:7-14

II.  THE SINNER IS GIVEN NEW LIFE IN CHRIST; Ephesians 2:2-5

A.  The Christian has been made alive with Christ; Ephesians 2:6

B.  Man cannot earn his salvation:

1.  Paul stated; Ephesians 2:4-9

2.  Man can (has the God-given right to) choose his path of life; Deuteronomy 30:19-20

3.  Man can do no work worthy of salvation, yet obedience is not an option if one is to make heaven his         home; II Thessalonians 1:7-8

III.  “YE ARE GOD’S WORKMANSHIP”; Ephesians 2:10

A.  By grace, the old man is crucified and made new through obeying the gospel; Romans 6:6; Ephesians        1:3-7

B.  Those who have been made new are created to do good works;

      II Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:10

CONCLUSION:

A.  Outside the body of Christ, there is no salvation; Acts 2:47

B.  Are you a creature made new through the blood of Jesus; Ephesians 1:7

C.  “Would you be free from your burden of sin? There’s power in the blood”