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EXTREME MAKEOVER: THE JESUS EDITION

Galatians 2:20 (ESV)
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I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but
Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by
faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

This sign was seen hanging in the window of a dry-cleaning and
dyeing business.
We dye to live, we live to dye;
the more we dye, the more we live;
and the more we live, the more we dye.
[Posted by Pastor David Hart at sermons.logos.com]

This is how believers are encouraged to view the Christian life: daily
dying to the enemies of our soul: the world, the flesh and the devil.
As we come to the Lord’s Table this morning, let’s reflect on the
radical nature of the gospel – the extreme makeover that Jesus is
accomplishing in our lives because of the cross and what that means
for us. In doing so, we will focus on Paul’s powerful words in
Galatians 2:20.
Whatever Paul meant about having died in Christ, the point is
that his death severed him from the requirements of the law.
Therefore, for Peter and the Judaizers to go back to the law is to
visit the graveyard. Paul goes on to say that he can live for God
because Christ lives in him. Finally, Paul says that faith is the
principle that unlocks the life of Christ in the believer. The
more we exercise faith in Christ the more he is free to live
through us. The more we are obedient to the Scripture and the
leading of the Holy Spirit, the more our life approximates what
Jesus would do if he were in our shoes. In that sense, the life he
lives, he lives by faith in the Son of God.1
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Anders, M. (1999). Galatians-Colossians (Vol. 8, pp. 24–25). Nashville, TN:
Broadman & Holman Publishers.
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“I have been crucified with Christ.” 1.1 Jesus died in our place. and the devil – our three great enemies. (Gal 2:20 ESV) – Extreme Makeover: The Jesus Edition 2014-05-04 2 . we are called to die daily to the world.Sermon Notes Galatians 2:20 Introduction 1. Relinquishing all trust in our own goodness.2 The radical truth here is that we also died with him! 1. 1.3 Because of dying in Christ. the flesh.

Embracing our Holy Spirit-given new life in Christ. “It is no longer I who live. but Christ who lives in me.” 2. 2.2 Christ’s life flows through us as we yield to the Holy Spirit.1 No one is able to live the Christian life on his or her own. 3. Entrusting our entire life to Christ alone.” Conclusion (Gal 2:20 ESV) – Extreme Makeover: The Jesus Edition 2014-05-04 3 . “And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God. who loved me and gave himself for me.2.

5:17). 2 Cor. In light of the change that the Scripture describes coming into a person’s life when they are born again (Eph. Briefly summarize your experience of salvation:  What was my life like before I repented and trusted in Jesus Christ as Saviour?  What were the circumstances that led me to salvation? (Who shared the gospel with you? What was going on in your life at the time? What verses of Scripture helped you see that you need a Saviour. What other texts of Scripture speak about this radical change? 2.Questions for Reflection 1. 2:1-10. but gave no evidence of having been changed? (Gal 2:20 ESV) – Extreme Makeover: The Jesus Edition 2014-05-04 4 . Galatians 2:20 indicates a significant change has occurred in those who have trust Jesus Christ for salvation. and that this Saviour was Jesus Christ?)  How has my life changed since becoming a Christian? 3. how would you counsel someone who claimed to be a Christian.