We begin a series on the seldom-considered subject of mortification of sin by looking at this important verse. We spend time examining the following issues:

  • What is meant by ‘the flesh’?
  • What is meant by living ‘according to the flesh’?
  • What is meant by the statement that those who live according to the flesh must die?

We see how serious sin is and how subtle - how easily it can entangle us, how it wars against our souls and seeks to destroy us. We are encouraged to recognize the sin that is in us and by all means to put it to death so we may serve the Lord more wholeheartedly.


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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