Alive and Dead all at once!

The very concept of the title confuses us! How can it be that 2 opposites can co-exist in us? Yet Paul writes in Romans 8:10 about just such a state.
“But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.”
After considering why Paul would wrestle so strongly in this chapter about this I realise that although it isn’t an easy idea, it actually gives us the key to victorious living.
This is great news for the Christian who has experienced setback after setback. Here before us is the way through addictions, destructive habits and the sheer frustrations of feeling like you are failing all the time.
May I remind folk that even Jesus still used qualified folk to validate that the lepers were healed, so if you have a serious struggle take on board today’s message and also link in with the help services that assist in recovery. (Counselling, Doctors, Prayer groups, Pastoral Care, Community Health etc.)
So let’s get started on unlocking the dead yet alive puzzle.