Christian

Dead or Alive

We come to the Communion Table today to celebrate the fact that we are alive.  Not just alive now, but alive eternally.

(Romans 8: 10 NKJV) And if Christ [is] in you, the body [is] dead because of sin, but the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness.

The use of the terms “body is dead” and “Spirit is life” refers to:

(Romans 6:3-4 NKJV) 3Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

(Matthew 26:28 NKJV) “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

There’s no “sinner’s prayer here.  Just a graphic display of what and when Baptism and the “new birth” takes place.

Jesus told the Pharisee Nicodemus in: (John 3:3, 6 NKJV) 3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” … 6 “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Our attendance at church or our taking of communion does not make us a Christian, a person who is born again; but the fact that we ARE Christians is why we attend church and partake of Communion.

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