Welcome to “Learning and Living the God-centered life” Carmel Baptist Church www.learningandlivingtheword.com April 18, 2010
Practical Christian Living from the doctrines Justification Regeneration Resurrection
Question #1 - How do we arrive at Romans 6? Romans 1:16 This is where Paul starts to expound the gospel. Paul says he was not ashamed because it is the power of God unto salvation for all who believe… Well how can the gospel be so powerful? Romans 1:17 The way the gospel is so powerful is because it offers us righteousness from God. Why do I need this righteousness? Romans 1:18 Because all men are under the wrath of God.
<ul><li>Overview Chapters 1-3 - All men are under sin </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 3:20- end of Chapter 4 - justification by faith </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 5:1- end of Chapter 8 - the certainty and the fullness of salvation in Christ Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 5:1-2 - Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, </li></ul><ul><li>through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand ; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. </li></ul><ul><li>Rom. 8:38 - For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, </li></ul><ul><li>Rom. 8:39 - nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Question #2 -What observations can we make about “how” Paul writes Romans ? </li></ul><ul><li>Paul in Romans 1-6 gives us a series of indicatives which present us with one truth after the other regarding the Christian life. </li></ul><ul><li>And then in Romans 6:11-13 Paul gives us for the first time 4 imperatives that exhort us to act in a way that is consistent with who we are in Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>What should we learn about the ways of God from the word of God in the book of Romans? </li></ul><ul><li>Doctrine always precedes application </li></ul><ul><li>Believing correctly precedes behaving correctly </li></ul><ul><li>The root of truth planted that brings forth the fruit of truth </li></ul><ul><li>Turn to Ephesians 4:1 </li></ul>
<ul><li>Question #3 - How should Romans 6 be titled and outlined? </li></ul><ul><li>Divides into two sections </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 6:1-14 - new person in Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 6:15-23 - freed from sin and enslaved to righteousness </li></ul><ul><li>Check the pattern that the apostle Paul uses in these 2 sections </li></ul><ul><li>Question </li></ul><ul><li>Response </li></ul><ul><li>Reason </li></ul><ul><li>Explanation </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul><ul><li>The question that first comes up in Romans 6:1 has to do with grace which springs forth from what Paul teaches about justification . </li></ul><ul><li>And the answer that Paul gives in Romans 6:2-10 has to do with the doctrine of regeneration and resurrection . </li></ul>
Outline for Romans 6 Question “should we continue in sin that grace abound?” Response “may it never be” Reason “you have died to sin” Explanation union with Christ Application the four imperatives (Romans 6:11-14)
Outline for Romans 6 Romans 6:1-2 Question, Response and Reason Romans 6:3-10 Explanation Romans 6:11-14 Application
The FOUR IMPERATIVES in Romans 6:11-13 REALIZE WHO YOU ARE : Romans 6:11 Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Consider - reckon, conclude or count upon the fact that you are dead to sin and live unto God. This is absolutely true whether you feel it or not. Grace is now reigning and sin no longer fits into your life because you are a new person. What is true for Christ is now what becomes true for us!
The FOUR IMPERATIVES in Romans 6:11-13 BE WHO YOU ARE: Romans 6:12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, The desire of sin is to rule and reign but now because of Christ it has been rendered powerless Romans 6:13 and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
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