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Introductiona. Death and freedom from death is one
of the main themes in the Bible.b. Death is something that everyone
thinks about and can be frightening to consider, but if you are a Christian
then it doesn’t have to be a hopeless situation.c. There are two types of death:
spiritual and physical (I Timothy 5:6 and John 11:14).d. Physical death is something everyone
must endure, but spiritual death is something we can escape from today.a. Romans 6:23
sins: Romans 6:23b. Romans 1:26-32
Man says so? Christians are bigots? Intolerance of others? Or did God establish
John 3:4a. Genesis 2:16-17
that Adam was told he could eat of any tree except one.1. Why would Adam need to eat if he had
eternal physical life?2. This gives us a hint as to what God
meant by “in the day that you eat you will surely die.”
for in the day that thou eatest thereof
thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:17).1. Notice
what God did not saya. “thou
shalt surely one day die”b. “thou
shalt surely begin to die”2. He
said “for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die”
(emp. added).3. If
a literal interpretation causes God to lie, then the interpretation must be of
a different nature.b. Genesis
The Devil said
shall not surely die” (Genesis 3:4).1. From
a physical standpoint the Devil was right.2. From
a spiritual standpoint the Devil was a liar (John 8:44)
that eating of the tree brought forth a knowledge of good and evil.
3:22-241. Adam and Eve were kicked out of the
garden and lost fellowship with God.2. Therefore, sin = death = no
fellowship with God = by knowing the difference between good and evil and
choosing evil.a. Isaiah 59:1-4b. Deuteronomy 1:35-39
are not dead.1. Romans 7:92. Mark 16:16IV.
of Jesus’ sacrificea. Jesus came to die in our place.
53:4-5b. Jesus died a physical death and rose physically,
but was that the focus of the cross?
the focus of the cross was physical death then why do we still die physically
today? Why do children die?
the focus of the cross was spiritual death then we can have life today: John
death to a Christian is nothing but a graduation to Heaven.1. Philippians 1:212. Romans 8:37-393. II Peter 1:144. Matthew 10:28
had to be more to Jesus’ death than just the physical. Jesus had to endure the
pain of separation from God so that we would not have to endure that pain for
an eternity. What a sacrifice!1. Matthew 27:462. Isaiah 53:10-123. Romans 6:9-104. II Corinthians 5:215. Galatians 3:13
to choose good, overcome death that sin brings, and enter into fellowship with
Goda. By obeying what is declared: I John
1:3-7; II Timothy 1:9-10b. John 5:24-26c. John 11:25-26d. Romans 6:3-6VI.
we do not have to fear death if we overcome the sting of death (I Corinthians
15:55-57). We do this by obeying the gospel. Don’t be a “dead man walking.”