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1 Dead to Sin Alive in Christ Romans 6:1-14

2 A Question Romans 6:1 Romans 6:1

3 The Train of Thought Does God delight in forgiving and justifying ungodly sinners through the atoning sacrifice of Christ? Does God delight in forgiving and justifying ungodly sinners through the atoning sacrifice of Christ? Does God receive glory when He displays His mercy and grace in saving ungodly and undeserving sinners? Does God receive glory when He displays His mercy and grace in saving ungodly and undeserving sinners?

4 The Train of Thought Does God find pleasure in exercising His limitless mercy and grace? Does God find pleasure in exercising His limitless mercy and grace? Does Gods mercy and grace abound where sin abounds? Does Gods mercy and grace abound where sin abounds?

5 The Train of Thought The Final Step Well, if all of these are true, and they are, should we continue in a life of sin so that Gods mercy and grace might abound and be gloriously displayed? Well, if all of these are true, and they are, should we continue in a life of sin so that Gods mercy and grace might abound and be gloriously displayed?

6 Pauls Response Romans 6:2 Romans 6:2

7 Slavery in a Garbage Heap Someone commits a crime. Someone commits a crime. He is sentenced to slavery under a slave master in a garbage heap. He is sentenced to slavery under a slave master in a garbage heap. The king notices the slave. The king notices the slave. He pays the penalty of the crimes committed, an atoning sacrifice. He pays the penalty of the crimes committed, an atoning sacrifice. The slave is redeemed and set free. The slave is redeemed and set free. He is made a child of the king. He is made a child of the king.

8 Slavery in a Garbage Heap Should the son continue in the garbage heap under the abuse of the slave master so that the king would need to show ever increasing levels of mercy and grace, and thus, receive additional praise? Should the son continue in the garbage heap under the abuse of the slave master so that the king would need to show ever increasing levels of mercy and grace, and thus, receive additional praise? BY NO MEANS! BY NO MEANS!

9 Pauls Argument We Have a New Life in Christ Romans 6:3-10 Romans 6:3-10

10 The Background to Pauls Argument We were slaves to sin. We were slaves to sin. Sin was our master. Sin was our master. Sin commanded and we obeyed. Sin commanded and we obeyed. The relationship was abusive. The relationship was abusive. Only death could break the master-slave relationship. Only death could break the master-slave relationship.

11 The Background to Pauls Argument We died with Christ. We died with Christ. We were raised to a new life. We were raised to a new life. The master-slave relationship was broken. The master-slave relationship was broken. Sin may still demand that we obey, but we dont need to listen because the relationship has been broken and we have a new and perfect master, Jesus Christ. Sin may still demand that we obey, but we dont need to listen because the relationship has been broken and we have a new and perfect master, Jesus Christ.

12 1 Argument / 3 Statements Verses 3-4 Verses 3-4 Verses 5-7 Verses 5-7 Verses 8-10 Verses 8-10

13 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old (the master-slave relationship with sin) has gone, the new (freedom and relationship with Christ) has come!

14 Our Response Romans 6:11-13 Romans 6:11-13

15 Our Response Concerning Sin Count yourselves dead to sin. Count yourselves dead to sin. Dont let sin reign in your mortal bodies so that you obey its evil desires. Dont let sin reign in your mortal bodies so that you obey its evil desires. Dont offer any part of your body to sin as an instrument for wickedness. Dont offer any part of your body to sin as an instrument for wickedness.

16 Our Response Concerning Christ Count yourselves alive to God in Christ. Count yourselves alive to God in Christ. Offer yourselves to God as those brought from death in sin to life in Christ. Offer yourselves to God as those brought from death in sin to life in Christ. Offer every part of your body as instruments of righteousness. Offer every part of your body as instruments of righteousness.

17 Pauls Conclusion Romans 6:14 Romans 6:14

18 Summary Exhortation Colossians 3:1-14 Colossians 3:1-14

19 Dead to Sin Alive in Christ Romans 6:1-14


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