So much to talk about today, but so little time. So, I will talk just about what the sermon was about today. Pastor wanted to give us a bit of an introduction to his next series of sermons. He will be doing a set of talks on four biblical truths to understand and experience. He gave us a preview with listing the four:
But he started us out with a bit of an English lesson. What is a preposition? Dictionary.com defines it as follows:
1 http://sp.dictionary.com/dictstatic/d/g/speaker.swf [prep-uh-zish-uhn] Show IPA
22For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
“For as IN Adam all die,” refers to Adam and Eve Adam and is referencing when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. We are all born IN Adam, naturally. This, I think of as, the world. We are all born of original sin. We are not innocent. Because of this, our bodies when we die, turn back to dust, and our souls, should we stay IN Adam, go to Hell. We are enslaved in sin. And worst off, we don’t have fellowship, a relationship with God.
“… even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” This refers to Jesus’ sacrifice for us on the cross. By being IN Christ, in a relationship with Him, being identified with Him, fellowshipping with Him, we will have the everlasting life with Him. We are born again through Him.
So, how do we get there? Well, we were born a natural birth into Adam/the world, so to make that jump, it is supernatural. Many aren’t willing to do this. They refuse to listen to the Holy Spirit, and it takes the Holy Spirit to fill you with that need to not be all about you, but about others, and more specifically, all about God. Once you are IN Christ, you can’t go anywhere without Him. If you are, you are still IN Adam. Make your choice.