Freed from Sin's Rule

April 19, 2015 Speaker: Pastor Gary Smith Series: Romans: The Gospel for God's Glory

Scripture: Romans 6:1–6:14

Romans: The Gospel for God’s glory
Romans 6:1-14
Freed from sin’s rule
Don’t let sin rule you for you have been freed from it through union with Christ

1) Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 6:1.
Why does Paul ask this question at this point? (see 5:20)

2) We are not to continue in sin! How shall we who died to sin still live in it? 6:2.
What is the reason Paul gives that justified people must not willfully continue in sin?

3) Believers were united with Christ in his death and resurrection to live a new life, 6:3-5.
How does 6:3-5 further explain why believers cannot continue living sin-dominated lives?

4) The old person was crucified with Christ who died to sin and lives to God, 6:6-10.
In what ways does 6:6-10 describe how believers have been decisively freed from sin’s dominion?

5) Consider yourself dead to sin and alive to God in Christ, 6:11.
Why is it important to “consider yourself dead to sin…” as the foundation to obeying 6:12-13?

6) Don’t let sin rule in you that you obey its desires, 6:12.

7) Don’t present yourself to sin but to God for righteousness, 6:13.
How does 6:12-13 tell us to fight sin? (note: the word for “instruments” is literally “weapons”)

8) Sin will not have dominion over you for you are not under law but under grace, 6:14.
How does 6:14 connect with 6:12-13? What does Paul mean by being “under law” vs being “under grace”?

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