Wake Up, Dead Man | Wake Up Sleeper Week 1 | Pastor Andrew Cromwell

July 30, 2023   /   Koinonia Church

Wake Up, Dead Man

Series: Wake Up Sleeper

Pastor Andrew Cromwell

 

Series Theme Verse:

Ephesians 5:14 ESV

“Awake, O sleeper,

    and arise from the dead,

and Christ will shine on you.”

Wake Up Sleeper

Week 1 | Wake Up, Dead Man

Week 2 | Wake Up, Believer

Week 3 | Wake Up, Church

Week 4 | Wake Up, Lord

 

First wake up call: Death to Life

1 Corinthians 11:23 ESV

For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you…

 

  1. The world is .

 

Ephesians 2 ESV

1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

What is Sin?

    • Definition of Sin: .

 

1 John 3:4 ESV

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 

 

    • Sin is a question of .

 

John 14:15 ESV

If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

 

Love without obedience isn’t love at all.

 

    • The essence of sin is and .

 

When did sin start?

    • In heaven with Lucifer

      Isaiah 14:12-14 ESV

12 “How you are fallen from heaven,

    O Day Star, son of Dawn!

How you are cut down to the ground,

    you who laid the nations low!

13 You said in your heart,

    ‘I will ascend to heaven;

above the stars of God

    I will set my throne on high;

I will sit on the mount of assembly

    in the far reaches of the north;

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;

    I will make myself like the Most High.’

    • In the garden with Adam & Eve

The state of Original Sin

 

Romans 5:12-14 ESV
12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— 13 for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. 14 Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come.

 

James 1:14-15 ESV

14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

 

2. Sin has real consequences

 

    • Sin corrupts our .

 

1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

 

    • Sin us from God.

 

Isaiah 59:2 ESV

but your iniquities have made a separation

    between you and your God,

and your sins have hidden his face from you

    so that he does not hear.

 

    • Sin causes (Gen. 3:1-19).

 

    • Sin leads to .

 

Romans 5:12 ESV

12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned

 

3. Sin has a

 

Romans 6:23 ESV

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

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