Outgoing – Session 7
20 October 2011
Buried - part two
We’re enslaved to our passions: Ephesians 2:1-10
In Adam we are dead, dominated and damned.
Sinners are as open to the gospel as Lazarus to Christ’s word!
In what ways are we free?
In what ways are we enslaved?
We do what we want to do – that is our freedom and our slavery!
“What the heart loves the will chooses and the mind justifies.”
The alcoholic can choose beer, wine or spirits
The sinner can choose a thousand ways to reject Christ
But we can’t simply choose to love God
We must be regenerated, recreated, resurrected!
Our best is rubbish: Isaiah 64:4
Romans 3:19-20; Romans 5:20-21
What is the place of the law? Galatians 3:15-25
Common Objection: “I can be a good person without Jesus.”
Recommended Reading: Romans 5-8
How is the believer connected to Christ?
What is our relationship to sin, law, sinful nature, condemnation?
Next Week: Raised
Good news! Christ comes to dead and buried sinners. He takes our predicament on Himself, puts it to death and rises up new. Best of all, He takes us with Him!