Sin Doesn’t Make Us Bad, It Makes Us Dead.

Inspiration and portions of today’s post were inspired by and taken from, The Rising: 7 Ways the Resurrection Changes Everything -day 3 (http://bible.com/r/4dx) and from God’s Word.

The Resurrected Life

Spiritually speaking, sin doesn’t make you bad, it makes you dead.

The good news of the Gospel isn’t that Jesus makes you good, it’s that He makes you ALIVE!

How? Not by you trying hard or following all the rules perfectly. No, the Gospel brings life when you trust the central promise that Jesus died in your place to give you eternal life with Him.

That faith changes you. I mean think about it, dead people and living people don’t engage in the same activities. That would be weird.

No, when you’ve been made alive in Jesus, you begin to live differently.

As Paul writes here in Colossians, you put off old ways and put on new ways because you aren’t dead anymore, you’re alive.

And yet too often, we may find ourselves doing what we used to do and being where we used to be before our rising. We take naps in our old coffins.

But Jesus’ Rising calls us to wake up and live! One way we can begin is simply by doing what you’re doing right now.

Meditating on the profound simplicity of the Gospel.

If the Rising is just an event that you occasionally look back on, you’ll never find the power to walk it out. But when the Rising becomes so real that it’s not behind you, but in front of you, and

CHRIST’S SPIRIT IS inside of you, that’s where the power lies to really live!

Look up! After all, we’re rising.

Inspiration and portions of today’s post were inspired by and taken from: The Rising: 7 Ways the Resurrection Changes Everything -day 3 (http://bible.com/r/4dx) and God’s Word.

Ya may also enjoy the post I wrote using the movie 👉”Weekend At Burnie’s“👈 as an illustration. Go to: https://tombeetlebailey.wordpress.com/2020/11/25/weekend-at-burnies-revisit/


God’s Word

Colossians 3:1‭-‬11 GNB

You have been raised to life with Christ, so set your hearts on the things that are in heaven, where Christ sits on his throne at the right-hand side of God. Keep your minds fixed on things there, not on things here on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Your real life is Christ and when he appears, then you too will appear with him and share his glory!

You must put to death, then, the earthly desires at work in you, such as sexual immorality, indecency, lust, evil passions, and greed (for greed is a form of idolatry).

Because of such things God’s anger will come upon those who do not obey him.

At one time you yourselves used to live according to such desires, when your life was dominated by them.

But now you must get rid of all these things: anger, passion, and hateful feelings. No insults or obscene talk must ever come from your lips. Do not lie to one another, for you have taken off the old self with its habits and have put on the new self.

This is the new being which God, its Creator, is constantly renewing in his own image, in order to bring you to a full knowledge of himself.

As a result, there is no longer any distinction between Gentiles and Jews, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarians, savages, slaves, and free, but Christ is all, Christ is in all.
Colossians 3:1‭-‬11 GNB


Classic Christian Rock song, “Come Alive” by Ruscha:

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