JUST SAY “NO” (TO SIN)!

“When He died, He died once to break the power of sin. But now that He lives, He lives for the glory of God. So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.” (Romans 6:10-11, NLT)

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He lives, and so do we! Because of Christ’s sacrifice, sin no longer controls us. We now have the power to “just say no” to sin.

“Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.” (Romans 6:12-14, NLT)

That’s what the resurrection is all about! We have been redeemed! We have new lives! We are no longer controlled by the temptations of this world.

As believers, let’s join together and begin living like we belong to Jesus Christ and not to this sinful world. Let’s treat others with love and respect, with dignity, forgiveness, and grace – just as Christ Jesus treated those around Him.

This doesn’t just apply on the weekend when we attend church, but it also applies every day of the week when we are at work, school, or wherever we may find ourselves. It’s not our place to judge anyone. We don’t need to force Jesus Christ down anyone’s throat – not everyone is open or willing to accept Him. It’s not our job to “convert” those who won’t listen, but it is our job to live our lives as Jesus did so others may find Him through our words and actions.

Just as the Holy Spirit was Jesus’ strength, He is our strength, too. Pray that He will guide you from this day forward. He is the only Power we will ever need to defeat the many sins that continue to tempt us each and every day. Never forget, we now “live under the freedom of God’s grace.”

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Stay faithful, live for Him! Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

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14 Comments on “JUST SAY “NO” (TO SIN)!”

  1. Annie B Says:

    Love it! Thank you for bringing light to our lives, Dave!

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  2. Citizen Tom Says:

    Thanks for the link and the message.

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  3. I praise God that Jesus who began this work in me will faithfully complete it in me. He not only forgives. He sets me free.

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  4. A beautiful word for all of us Dave!

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  5. this is a 5 cupper for sure!!! Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

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  6. Ann Says:

    Hi Dave! Hope you are feeling better 🙂 Having been at my job for just over two weeks now I find myself wanting to jump ship! I have spent the last 7 months in a bubble surrounded by those who understand the ways of God and have just sort of been in a cocoon 🙂 I like the cocoon! But now I am out there where the “rubber meets the road” and it is a challenge! Sometimes it’s downright HARD to just let your little light shine in a place where darkness seems to rule but I suppose that’s why I was placed there. Prayers appreciated!

    Thanks, Ann
    (PS. I am so glad that I have been reading your blog and being reminded of all this BEFORE I started working)

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    • Don’t jump ship, Ann! It isn’t always apparent why God places us in our jobs, but He’ll let you know if and when to “jump”. Worldly jobs are always going to be a challenge, but God never gives us more than we can handle. Keep the faith. I’m praying! 🙂

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