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"Knowing Who Jesus is From The Cross"

Matt 16:20-26

I. 20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things
of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.

23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the
things that be of God, but those that be of men.

24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow
me.

25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange
for his soul?

"You must know who you are from your cross"

II.

A..    The believer reckons or counts himself crucified with Christ.



"Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin" (Romans 6:11a).

"Knowing this, that our old man is [was] crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we
should not serve sin" (Romans 6:6).

"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live
by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me" (Galatians 2:20).

"And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts" (Galatians 5:24).



B.    The believer reckons or counts himself dead to sin, but alive to God.



"Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans
6:11).

"That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God" (1 Peter 4:2).



C.    The believer does not let sin reign in his body.



"Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof" (Romans 6:12).

"Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence,
and covetousness, which is idolatry" (Col. 3:5).



D.    The believer does not yield his bodily members as instruments of sin.



"Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin" (Romans 6:13a).

"For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live" (Romans
8:13).



E.    The believer yields himself to God—as much as those who are alive from the dead
are yielded to God
.



"But yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead" (Romans 6:13b).

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable
unto God, which is your reasonable service" (Romans 12:1).

"But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof" (Romans 13:14).



F.   The believer yields his bodily members as instruments of righteousness.



"But yield...your members as instruments of righteousness unto God" (Romans 6:13c).

"This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh" (Galatians 5:16).