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13 March 2011

Sermon: Lent 1A (Epistle)

Sermon Theme: Death through Adam, Life in Christ

Summary: Forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation are the gifts gifts given by Jesus Christ and the unifying theme of the Old and New Testaments. From Adam’s fall to the end of time, only His sacrificial suffering and death can atone for mankind’s sinfulness. Only His death destroys death and brings everlasting life to all who believe in Him. For while salvation is a free gift, it cost the Giver “His holy, precious blood and His innocent suffering and death. (Small Catechism, Explanation to the 2nd Article of the Apostles’ Creed)”

Satan Tempting JesusText: 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 — for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. 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.

But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. 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.

Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.
Romans 5:12-19

Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Audio: Click to hear MP3 of Death through Adam, Life in Christ, preached at Grace Lutheran Church, Lexington, Missouri.

Other Readings: Psalm 32:1-7; Genesis 3:1-21; Matthew 4:1-11

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