Hello all! Praying that you all had a blessed Easter weekend. We at Colona Community Church sure did: God provided beautiful weather for our Sunrise Service, the people of the church provided an abundance of yummy food for our breakfast, and we finished up with a wonderful lesson from Pastor Alan at the regular Sunday Service.
Unfortunately, we’re still having occasional problems with the recording, so the complete message audio is unavailable. God willing, we’ll get the issues resolved soon. 🙂 I do, however, have the closing prayer from Easter Sunday. I’ve also included Pastor Alan’s outline of his message with links to the verses he referenced. To listen to the prayer, simply click play on the audio player below.
The Much More Life: Christ Alive to Live in You Romans 5:1-17
I. The Starting Line: forgiven by the death of Christ in your place on the cross. “I’ve Been Saved”. The “theological” term is justified. Just as if you died. Romans 5:1-9, Romans 8:31-39
II. The Daily Life in Christ: the much more life. Romans 5:10, 17. Our forgiveness cleans the slate for his activity in us, through the Holy Spirit. “I’m being saved.” This is the much more life. It’s not about our doing for Him but his doing in us. The “theological” term is sanctification. 2 Corinthians 4:16, Philippians 2:1-11, Galatians 5:22-23. It’s not about us but Christ!
III. The Final Outcome. 1 Corinthians 15 is a chapter on the implications of the resurrection. “I will be saved.” In light of Easter, I urge you to read all of 1 Corinthians 15:13-28.
Summary: the major truth Paul drives home is that the life we are to live is a life grounded solely in the grace of God and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Contact info: Dr. Alan Brock, firstname.lastname@example.org www.Summit40.com