Scripture: Romans 6

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Dead To Sin, Alive In Christ

Romans 6:1-14 (WEB) What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? May it never be! We who died to sin, how could we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were buried therefore with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life. For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, we will also be part of His resurrection; knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be in bondage to sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. But if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him; knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him! 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin one time; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Thus consider yourselves also to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12 Therefore don’t let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. 13 Also, do not present your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14 For sin will not have dominion over you. For you are not under law, but under grace.

Questions and Answers:

1. Should we go on sinning so grace may abound (Romans 6:1-2)? No, we shouldn’t go on sinning so grace will abound.

2. As we were baptized into Jesus Christ into what were we baptized (Romans 6:3-4)? As we were baptized into Jesus Christ we were baptized into His death.  Therefore, we were buried with Him by baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

3. Since we have been planted (united) together in His death, in what will we also be united with Him (Romans 6:5)? Since we have been united with Christ in His death, we will also be united with Him in His resurrection.

4. Who was crucified with Christ and why (Romans 6:6)? The old man (old self) was crucified with Christ so that the body of sin might be destroyed so we would not serve (no longer be slaves to) sin.

5. Who is freed from sin (Romans 6:7)? He who is dead (he who has died) is freed from sin.

6. If we died with Christ what can we also believe (Romans 6:8)? If we died with Christ, we can believe that we will also live with Him. 

7. How can we be assured of this (Romans 6:9-10)? Because if we know Christ has been raised from the dead and will never die again, death has no more dominion over Him. The death He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life He lives, He lives to God.

8. How are we to view ourselves in regard to sin (Romans 6:11)? We are to reckon (consider) ourselves dead indeed to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

9. What are we not to allow to reign in our body (Romans 6:12)? We are not to allow sin to reign in our mortal body and we’re to not obey its evil draw.

10. To what are we not to yield and to who are we to yield (Romans 6:13)? We are not to yield ourselves to sin as instruments of wickedness, but we are to offer ourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer ourselves to Him as instruments of righteousness.

11. What should not have dominion (master) over us and why shouldn’t it (Romans 6:14)? Sin should not have dominion over us, for we are not under the law, but under grace.

Slaves To Righteousness

Romans 6:15-23 (WEB) 15 What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? May it never be! 16 Don’t you know that when you present yourselves as servants and obey someone, you are the servants of whomever you obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God, that, whereas you were bondservants of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were delivered. 18 Being made free from sin, you became bondservants of righteousness. 19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh, for as you presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to wickedness upon wickedness, even so now present your members as servants to righteousness for sanctification. 20 For when you were servants of sin, you were free from righteousness. 21 What fruit then did you have at that time in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 But now, being made free from sin and having become servants of God, you have your fruit of sanctification and the result of eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Questions and Answers:

1. Should we sin because we’re not under the law but under grace (Romans 6:15)? No, God forbid. By no means should we sin.

2. From what two masters must we choose to serve (Romans 6:16)? We can serve (be servants of) either sin, which leads to death or we can serve obedience, which leads to righteousness.

3. For what should we thank God (Romans 6:17)? We should thank God that though we used to be servants of sin, we wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which we were entrusted.

4. From what have we been set free (Romans 6:18)? We have been made free from sin and become the servants of righteousness.

5. To what did we at one time yield our members (Romans 6:19a)? We at one time yielded our members (our body) servants to uncleanness (impurity) and to iniquity (wickedness).

6. To what are we now yielding our members (Romans 6:19b)? We are now yielding our members (our body) to righteousness leading to holiness.  

7. What is the wages of sin (Romans 6:23a)? The wages of sin is death.

8. What is the gift of God (Romans 6:23b)? The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

HEAR the WORD

Romans 6:20-23 (AMP) 20 When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness [you had no desire to conform to God’s will]. 21 So what benefit did you get at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? [None!] For the outcome of those things is death! 22 But now since you have been set free from sin and have become [willing] slaves to God, you have your benefit, resulting in sanctification [being made holy and set apart for God’s purpose], and the outcome [of this] is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God [that is, His remarkable, overwhelming gift of grace to believers] is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

MEDITATE on the WORD

Ponder the above verses.  Are there any benefit to sinning?  What is the end game for sin.  Are there any benefits to being set free from sin? What is the end reward of turning from sin and turning to God? My Bible notes: Every person has a master – either God or sin.  A Christian is not someone who cannot sin, but someone who is no longer a slave to sin.  He or she belongs to God.

MEMORIZE the WORD

Romans 6:23 (NIV) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

LOVE and LIVE the WORD

If we love God and want to live our life according to His will we must choose to follow Him.

TEACH and SHARE the WORD

And we must share with others there is no neutral place for the rest of mankind either.

PRAY the WORD

Lord, thank You for giving us a way to receive eternal life through Christ Jesus (Romans 6:4).  Lord, thank You for uniting us with Your Son (Romans 6:5).  Lord, thank You for making a way for us to die to sin and live with You (Romans 6:6-10). Lord, I pray we will count ourselves alive to You in Christ Jesus and will not allow sin to reign in our body (Romans 6:11-12).  Lord, I pray we will offer ourselves to You, as those who have been brought from death to life. And we offer the parts of our body to You as instruments of righteousness.  Lord, I pray sin will not be our master, because we are not under the law, but under grace (Romans 6:13-14). Lord, thank You for setting us free from sin and leading us to obey Your teachings (Romans 6:17-18). Lord, I pray we will offer ourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. Lord, thank You for the giving us the gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:22-23). In His name I pray.  AMEN.

ENCOURAGEMENT

“May you and I stay faithful to our Lord and our Savior, Christ Jesus.” <>< Dona