"To the messenger of the church in Sardis, write: "The one who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars says this:
You used to be dead because of your offenses and sins
even when we were dead because of our offenses, made us alive together with the Messiah (by grace you have been saved),
Even when you were dead because of your offenses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with him when he forgave us all of our offenses,
To focus our minds on the human nature leads to death, but to focus our minds on the Spirit leads to life and peace.
But if the Messiah is in you, your bodies are dead due to sin, but the spirit is alive due to righteousness.
But Jesus told him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."
But he told him, "Let the dead bury their own dead. But you go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, the time approaches, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear it will live.
Because my son was dead and has come back to life. He was lost and has been found.' And they began to celebrate.
But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come back to life. He was lost and has been found.'"
"When the tribe of Ephraim spoke, there was trembling; and it was exalted within Israel. But when they offended God by Baal, they died,
But sin seized the opportunity provided by this commandment and produced in me all kinds of sinful desires, since apart from the Law, sin is dead.
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the message about the cross is nonsense to those who are being destroyed, but it is God's power to us who are being saved.
1 John 3:14
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love one another. The person who does not love remains spiritually dead.
and I died. I found that the very rule that was intended to bring life actually brought death.
2 Corinthians 3:6
who has also qualified us to be ministers of a new covenant, which is not written but spiritual, because the written text brings death, but the Spirit gives life.
"You are to say to this people, "This is what the LORD says: "I'm about to set before you the way of life and the way of death.
At one time I was alive without any connection to the Law. But when the rule was revealed, sin sprang to life,
2 Corinthians 3:7
Now if the ministry of death that was inscribed in letters of stone came with such glory that the people of Israel could not gaze on Moses' face (because the glory was fading away from it),