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Sermon: How to Know if you are deadThis is a sample sermon that I preached in English in a Church in the United States in 2015. Note: The first 60 seconds is an update about us and our ministry. The actual sermon starts at about 57 seconds into the recording. I have a tract that it is preached from that is available here on coxtracts
Topics in How to Know if you are dead
What marks the difference?For the truly saved, there is a “dying” or burying with Christ (which is death to sin) and a resurrection from that death (which is the new life). Spiritual life is marked by a voluntary desire and will to live your life centered on pleasing God (doing His will), and a death to the old life, to your carnal and unspiritual desires.. As Paul observes or exhorts in Romans 6:4 we need to "walk in newness of life". If there is no spiritual change in a person then perhaps he has not fully understood the salvation message and is still spiritually dead. This is a package deal, and you turn from sin to righteousness (doing what is right in Jesus' eyes), and this produces spiritual life in you 1Cor 6:9-10. This "newness of life" is actually the other side of the coin of a dying or deadness to the old life and its attractions.
Live in the Likeness of ChristThe evidence that we have spiritual life (through Jesus Christ) is that we walk as Jesus our Savior walked. We strive to morally (in our character) become like Jesus Christ (as presented in the pages of Scripture).
Bearing Spiritual FruitThe bottom line is that you must have the indwelling Holy Spirit in you, causing holiness and a desire and interest in spiritual things. This “seal of God” is seen in holiness (not sinning, and doing the righteousness that God desires in us). This is not sinless perfection, but it is 100% engaging and trying to be holy and pious in truth and deed and spirit.
Do you have the Stink of Death?You see every person has a smell about them, some the sweet smell pleasing to God, and others the stinch of death. The concept here is simply that what the essence of the thing is gives off a way of identifying it to others. You life speaks of spiritual life or spiritual death. Which is it?
Other markers of spiritual life:(see tract to read entire tract)
Humility versus Pride
Subject to the Commandments of God
Love for their brothers in Christ
The Controlled Tongue
Not being the World's Friend
Follow the good, not the Bad But you can see from this exerpt from the tract that we preach the Bible straight. We tell things as God has said them. When you support our ministry and pray for us, you are supporting the Word of God going out "to the uttermost". Won't you join in with us for this ministry? These tracts are made available on the Internet both in Spanish and English because of donations from people like you.
Category Archives: Calvinism
Calvinist’s Error with Covenants is a discussion of what is a covenant, and how Calvinists fail with the concept Continue reading
Old Calvinist’s and their belief in free offer has quotes from old Calvinists representing their beliefs in the free offer of the gospel irrespective of election. Continue reading
In this study we examine the flaws and errors of Total Depravity (really total inability). Continue reading
Calvinism Enoch Pleased God. In this post on total depravity, we examine the Calvinist position of man’s total depravity. This is the first in a series. Continue reading
In this post, we examine the counter example to total depravity as seen in the life of Daniel. Continue reading
In this post we example how Job’s righteousness was declared by God to Satan, and Satan did not presume it to be “all of God”, but God attributed it to Job’s will and actions. Continue reading
In this post we example how Noah’s salvation was dependent on his righteousness. Continue reading
lie of Total Depravity is an analysis and refutation of Total Depravity. Continue reading
Study of “ordained” (τάσσω G5021) Act 13:48 – “and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed”
In this study we examine the words in Acts 13:48, “as many as were ordained unto eternal life”. Continue reading