April 24, 2011

No Victory

 Because of the resurrection of Jesus, death has no victory over those who trust in him - no victory in this life or in our life eternal!

Romans 6:1-14

 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?  By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?  Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.   For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin -- because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.  Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.  For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.  The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.   In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.  Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.  For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.


  1. Thank you, Stephanie for this thought. I am so glad that I live under His grace and not the law! Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

  2. Great pics, Stephani.

    "For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his."


  3. Those were great shots, Stephani. Yes, I wonder about the stories hidden within the graves, and who will walk over our graves one day and wonder about our stories… We were actually taking pics at the cemetery on Good Friday, not planned for that day, but the significance of it was not lost on me.

  4. I always love your pics!!! :) They can truly capture and captivate a thought or a moment! How are you doing these days btw? Thinking of you and your parents and praying!

  5. Amen, praise God, we have power over sin, thanks for sharing this truth.


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