The Circumcision of Christ (Part 1)

SERMON CV21

15/05/2019 | The Circumcision of Christ [1/3] | 00:40:44


KEY SCRIPTURE

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
For as many of you as have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ.

Galatians 3:26-27

But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:17

For by one Spirit are we all baptised into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:13

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Romans 5:1-2

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Romans 1:16

But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
For there is no respect of persons with God.

Romans 2:5-11

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

Romans 3:23

[Christ Jesus] whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

Romans 3:25-28

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Romans 8:7

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Romans 8:1-4

So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

Romans 8:8-9

But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

Ephesians 4:7

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Romans 12:3

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

Romans 6:14

Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Romans 6:6

For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

Romans 7:18-20

I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.

Romans 7:21

O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Romans 7:24-25a

In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

Colossians 2:11-12

KEY PHRASES

The gospel of the grace of God

The centre of your person is your spirit

When you believed Christ died for your sin, your spirit was baptised into Christ

You were baptised into Christ

When you believed Christ died for your sin, your spirit got made in union with Christ

You have a spiritual union with Christ

The union between your spirit and Christ, was made on the cross

Your spirit died with Christ

You died with Christ

Your spirit got raised with Christ

You were raised with Christ

Your spirit got born again of God

You got born again of God

You are born again of God

When you believed Christ died for your sin, the Holy Spirit baptised you into Christ

A spiritual union was made between your spirit and Christ

Your spirit is in Christ

You are in Christ

The milk of the gospel

Christ got your sin

You got Christ’s righteousness

You got the righteousness of God

You are righteous before God

You are righteous

God has declared you to be righteous

You got the Holy Spirit to dwell within your flesh, because you are righteous

You got the Holy Spirit to dwell within your flesh

A propitiation is a sacrifice which appeases the wrath of God

Christ Jesus became a propitiation to you, through faith in His blood

Christ purchased the church with His blood

When you got declared righteous by God, you got peace with God

God declared you to be righteous, when you had faith in Christ

You have peace with God

You are no longer separated from God because of your sin

You are no longer at war with God because of the sinfulness of your flesh

You have received the gift of righteousness by faith

You have received the gift of righteousness

You have righteousness of God

Once you become a Christian, you stay righteous

There is a faith that makes you righteous

Once you become a Christian, there is also a faith that you are righteous

When you stand upon the righteousness of God, you glorify God

The meat of the gospel

Those in Christ Jesus walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit

Your default setting is ‘in the Spirit’

The Holy Spirit bears His fruit in you

There is no guilty judgement for those in Christ Jesus

God does not judge those in Christ Jesus to be guilty

God does not judge a Christian to be guilty

A Christian is not guilty of sin before God

A Christian is not guilty of sin

The Law could not make you righteous, because you have sinful flesh

The Law could not give you righteousness, because it was weak through your flesh

God made you righteous through Christ

God made you righteous

God gave you Christ’s righteousness

There is no guilty judgement for you, because God gave you Christ’s righteousness

There is no guilty judgement for you, because God made you righteous

There is no guilty judgement from God to you, irrespective of what you do, because God gave you Christ’s righteousness and you stay righteous

There is no guilty judgement from God to you, irrespective of what you do, because God made you righteous and you stay righteous

Your righteousness is sealed

You can’t spoil your righteousness

Your sin is forgiven

Christ fully kept the Law

You have Christ’s righteousness

When God sent Christ onto the cross, He declared the sin in your flesh to be guilty

When Christ died on the cross, God executed judgement on your flesh

When Christ died on the cross, God executed the judgement of death on your flesh

When Christ died on the cross, God effectively killed your flesh

When Christ died on the cross, your flesh effectively died with Christ

Your flesh effectively died with Christ

When your spirit died with Christ, your spirit died to your sinful flesh

Your spirit got cut off from your sinful flesh

You died to your sinful flesh

Effectively, your sinful flesh died to you

Your sinful flesh effectively died to you

Your body of sin has been destroyed to you

Acts of your sinful flesh are not accredited to your account by God, because you died to your sinful flesh

Acts of your sinful flesh are not accredited to your account, because you died to your sinful flesh

Any acts of breaking the Law by your sinful flesh are not accredited to your account by God, because you died to your sinful flesh

Any acts of breaking the Law by your sinful flesh are not accredited to your account, because you died to your sinful flesh

Your righteousness is sealed because you died to your sinful flesh

You stay righteous before God

There is no guilty judgement for those in Christ Jesus, because God has made you righteous and He has sealed your righteousness by destroying your body of sin

There is no guilty judgement from God to you, because God has made you righteous and He has sealed your righteousness by destroying your body of sin

Effectively, your body of sin has been destroyed

Your body of death has been destroyed to you

Effectively, your body of death has been destroyed

You have died to your sinful flesh

You have had a spiritual circumcision

You have had the circumcision of Christ

You have put off your body of the sins of the flesh

You have put off your sinful flesh

The sin in your sinful flesh is not accredited to your account by God, because you died to your sinful flesh

The sin in your sinful flesh is not accredited to your account, because you died to your sinful flesh

The sin in your flesh is not you any more

God does not accredit the sin in your flesh to your account, because the sin in your flesh is not you any more

God does not accredit the sin in your flesh to your account

You stay righteous before God, irrespective of what you do, because God does not accredit the sin in your flesh to your account

You stay righteous before God irrespective of what you do

When you trust that you stay righteous before God, irrespective of what you do, you glorify God

Trusting that you stay righteous before God, is standing upon the righteousness of God


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