Romans 5:17: > For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.

1. You are united with Christ in his cross (You don’t have to sin)

2. You are united with Christ in His resurrection (You have new power to live holy)

3. You must believe that what’s true about you is actually true (Think like you are)

Hendrikson: > What has been established, namely, that believers are principally dead to sin and alive to Christ, must become the abiding conviction of their hearts and minds, the take-off point for all their thinking, planning, rejoicing, speaking, doing. They must constantly bear in mind that they are no longer what they used to be. Their lives from day to day must show that they have not forgotten this.

4. Stop sinning and live righteously! (Live like you are)

John Piper: > “But what is this (presenting)? It is preferring. To choose is to prefer one thing over another thing. If God is to get the glory in our choosing against sin, it must be because we regard God and what He is and promises as preferable. Choosing is finding one thing preferable to another thing. So you can describe the battle at this point in negative terms: Say no to the Judas-desires of sin on the basis of what God has done and who you are in Christ. You are dead to sin and its desires; they do not look preferable. Or you can describe the battle positively: When sin sends in his Judas-desires to tempt you, prefer God and his work and his ways and promises. See God as preferable to the fleeting pleasures of sin. You are alive to God and He looks preferable. If Satan attacks with deceitful desires, counter them with reliable desires that will not let you down, and that lead to everlasting joy”

Do not present your members to sin

### Present yourselves to God

Chris Daukas

Chris grew up in a moral home, but didn’t find the grace of Christ until he was a sophomore in college. He began to devour the Word and was soon helping to lead bible studies, outreaches, and worship at church. He married his beautiful wife, Tara, in the summer of 2002.

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