Are you dying? If not, then you have not yet begun to live.
The Bible teaches us that when God forgives a person by the death of Jesus Christ, He starts a process in him of dying daily—putting his sinful habits to death as he lives in union with Christ. Though being born again brings fundamental changes in a person’s soul, every Christian has sin remaining in him. Pastor Geoffrey Thomas explains how Christians can fight and conquer sin in their lives by the grace of Christ so that they grow to be more like Jesus, living wholeheartedly for the Lord one day at a time.
Every Unbeliever is Dead in Trespasses and Sins
Every Christian is Dead to the Dominion of Sin and Death
Every Christian Has to Deal with the Constant Presence of the Flesh
Every Christian is to be Constantly Killing Remaining Sin
Putting to Death Remaining Sin Must Always be Accompanied by Looking unto Jesus
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones once said that what the church needs to do most all is “to begin herself to live the Christian life. If she did that, men and women would be crowding into our buildings. They would say, ‘What is the secret of this?’” As Christians, one of our greatest needs is for the Spirit of God to cultivate biblical godliness in us in order to put the beauty of Christ on display through us, all to the glory of the triune God. With this goal in mind, this series of booklets treats matters vital to Christian experience at a basic level. Each booklet addresses a specific question in order to inform the mind, warm the affections, and transform the whole person by the Spirit’s grace, so that the church may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.
Geoffrey Thomas is pastor of Alfred Place Baptist Church in Aberystwyth, Wales.
“In this booklet on mortification, Geoff Thomas does what he does best: he lays down clear biblical principles and guidelines for Christian living and then gives them a real face and a practical application. This small work will be of great help to God’s people as they live as sons and daughters of God on sin’s battleground.” — Iain Campbell, senior minister, Point Free Church, Isle of Lewis, Scotland