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April 23rd, 2009
Categorized under: Newness of Life

The Newness of Life Part 1

Text: Romans 6:4

Objective: To help you understand the quality of life that is available through the redemption that was obtained in the blood of Jesus Christ.

The foundation of Redemption must be well laid before the new life in Christ can be real to every believer.

Redemption story:
Redemption is the act or the process of rescuing a lost possession. This involves deliverance, emancipation, restoration and liberation through the payment of a ransom. Ephesians 1:7, Ephesians 3:13, Romans 3:24

Four major areas of Victory that believers’ have through the redemption in Christ Jesus.

1. Victory over Sin
2. Victory over Sickness
3. Victory over Poverty & Lack
4. Victory over fear

7 things you must know concerning victory over sin

1. Jesus bore your sins. He willingly took your place in death just to provide victory over sin. He was your substitute. Since sin has been defeated, death has been subjected. Matthew 8:17, John 10:17-18

2. Sin has been defeated. Jesus dealt an eternal blow on sin in His work of redemption. Sin has lost its ability to rule over you. In fact, sin is no longer a problem. 1 Corinthians 15:55-57, Rom 6:6

3. Jesus gave you the gift of righteousness in place of sin nature at new birth. You became the righteousness of God so that sin can be neutralized in your life. You are back in control. Romans 5:17, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 10:10

4. You can choose not to yield your members to sin. After all, sin has been defeated. Romans 6:12-13, Ephesians 4:22, Colossians 3:9, 1 Corinthians 9:27

5. It is not natural for a believer to live in sin. Christians don’t make a practice of sin. They sin because their unruly flesh overwhelms their spirit. Romans 6:1, 1 John 3:9

6. At new birth, believer’s past sins are remitted (wiped away). He starts his new life without any record of past sin. God has also made provision to restore fellowship when a believer misses the mark . The blood of Jesus provides forgiveness when a believer confesses his sin. Matthew 26:28, Hebrews 10:18, 1 John 1:7, 1 John 2:1

7. A believer needs to consistently renew his mind to the revelation of dominion over sin. The understanding of the truth of redemption from sin establishes freedom over sin. You must consciously reset your mind through meditation, study and confession of the Word to exercise authority over sin. Romans 12:1-2, Ephesians 4:23

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