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Paul’s Letter to the Romans<br />The Gospel’s Way to Holy Living (Romans 6)<br />
Your Questions?<br />Any Questions from last topic or from preparation for today?<br />
Review<br />The Gospel Introduced (Romans 1:1 – 1:15)<br />The Gospel Defined (Romans 1:16-17)<br />The Good News of God-R...
Review (continued)<br />The Basis and Terms of the Gospel (Romans 3:21-31)<br />RIGHTEOUSNESS, JUSTIFICATION, REDEMPTION, ...
The Gospel’s Way to Holy Living (Romans 6)<br />Question – Can a person who has been saved by grace continue to live a sin...
A Christian cannot continue in a sinful life – he is united to Christ (Romans 6:1-11)<br />The Symbol of Baptism<br />Read...
A Christian cannot continue in a sinful life – he is united to Christ (Romans 6:1-11)<br />Crucified with Christ<br />Read...
A Christian cannot continue in a sinful life – he is united to Christ (Romans 6:1-11)<br />Read Romans 6:8-11<br />What do...
A Christian does not need to continue in a sinful life – sin’s power has been broken (Rom 6:12-14)<br />Read Romans 6:12-1...
A Christian must not continue in a sinful life – he has a new Master (Romans 6:15-19)<br />Read Romans 6:15-19<br />What d...
A Christian dare not continue in a sinful life – the end of that is disaster (Romans 6:20-23)<br />Read Romans 6:20-23<br ...
For next time:<br />The Place of the Law in the Believer's Life (Chap. 7)<br />Try to read the passage two or three times ...
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08. Paul’s Letter To The Romans - Chapter 6

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08. Paul’s Letter To The Romans - Chapter 6

  1. 1. Paul’s Letter to the Romans<br />The Gospel’s Way to Holy Living (Romans 6)<br />
  2. 2. Your Questions?<br />Any Questions from last topic or from preparation for today?<br />
  3. 3. Review<br />The Gospel Introduced (Romans 1:1 – 1:15)<br />The Gospel Defined (Romans 1:16-17)<br />The Good News of God-Righteousness to all who believe on Christ<br />The Universal Need for Righteousness (Romans 1:18 – 3:20)<br />
  4. 4. Review (continued)<br />The Basis and Terms of the Gospel (Romans 3:21-31)<br />RIGHTEOUSNESS, JUSTIFICATION, REDEMPTION, PROPITIATION, GRACE, FAITH<br />The Agreement of the Gospel with the Old Testament (Romans 4)<br />The Practical Benefits of the Gospel (Romans 5:1-11)<br />7 great blessings which flow from Justification –<br />Peace with God, Access into God’s Grace, Rejoicing in Hope of the Glory of God, Glorying in Tribulations, Eternal Security in Christ, Rejoicing in God, Reconciliation <br />The Victory of Christ’s Work over Adam’s Sin (Romans 5:12-21)<br />Adam: Disobedience – Sin – Condemnation – Death<br />Christ: Obedience – Grace – Justification – Life<br />
  5. 5. The Gospel’s Way to Holy Living (Romans 6)<br />Question – Can a person who has been saved by grace continue to live a sinful life?<br />Romans 6 gives 4 important reasons why the answer must be “NO!”<br />A Christian cannot continue in a sinful life – he is united to Christ (Romans 6:1-11)<br />A Christian does not need to continue in a sinful life – sin’s power has been broken (Romans 6:12-14)<br />A Christian must not continue in a sinful life – he has a new Master (Romans 6:15-19)<br />A Christian dare not continue in a sinful life – the end of that is disaster (Romans 6:20-23)<br />
  6. 6. A Christian cannot continue in a sinful life – he is united to Christ (Romans 6:1-11)<br />The Symbol of Baptism<br />Read Romans 6:1-5<br />What do verses 3-5 say is the meaning of Christian baptism?<br />It symbolizes being be united with Christ <br />In His death<br />In His resurrection (v4-5)<br />What does verse 2 say about our new relationship with sin?<br />When we were saved we died to sin – so we should not live in it any longer. <br />
  7. 7. A Christian cannot continue in a sinful life – he is united to Christ (Romans 6:1-11)<br />Crucified with Christ<br />Read Romans 6:6-7<br />What does verse 6 say happened to our old self when we were saved?<br />It was crucified with Christ<br />What does verse 7 say has happened to the claims and penalty of sin against the one who is united with Christ?<br />He is now freed – justified from sin<br />What does verse 6 say about the control of sin in a believer’s life?<br />The body of sin (the Master who used to control us) has been paralysed – its power removed.<br />The Believer is no longer a slave of sin.<br />
  8. 8. A Christian cannot continue in a sinful life – he is united to Christ (Romans 6:1-11)<br />Read Romans 6:8-11<br />What does verse 10 say about the reason for Christ’s death?<br />It broke the control sin had through death<br />What does verse 10 say about the nature of resurrection life?<br />It is life entirely for God!<br />What do verses 8 & 11 say about the effect this has for us?<br />We have the assurance of future resurrection life with Christ (v8)<br />We should presently live as those dead with Christ to sin, and alive with Him to God. (v11)<br />
  9. 9. A Christian does not need to continue in a sinful life – sin’s power has been broken (Rom 6:12-14)<br />Read Romans 6:12-14<br />What three things should a Christian choose not do (v12-13)?<br />Allow sin to reign in their body (v12)<br />Obey sinful lusts (v12)<br />Not present their body as instruments (tools) for unrighteousness (v13)<br />What ought they to choose to do instead (v13)?<br />Present themselves to God as instruments for righteousness.<br />Why does a Christian not need to choose to serve sin (v14)?<br />Sin is no longer their Master – they are now under Grace.<br />
  10. 10. A Christian must not continue in a sinful life – he has a new Master (Romans 6:15-19)<br />Read Romans 6:15-19<br />What does v17-18 say about an unsaved person’s relationship to sin, and what happens when they obey the Gospel?<br />First, they are slaves to sin.<br />When they obey the Gospel, they are set free from sin<br />Now they are slaves of righteousness<br />What does v16 say about someone who continues in a sinful life, even though they claim to be a Christian?<br />Their obedience to sin shows they are still sin’s slave, and not truly saved – otherwise they would be free from sin’s control.<br />What does v19 say should be the attitude of someone truly saved?<br />He must present Himself to God as a slave of righteousness – that will produce a holy life<br />
  11. 11. A Christian dare not continue in a sinful life – the end of that is disaster (Romans 6:20-23)<br />Read Romans 6:20-23<br />What do verses 20-22 say about a person’s life before salvation?<br />Righteousness had no control over them<br />Their lives were fruitless and shameful<br />The result of that life is death – eternal death<br />What does verse 22 say about the life of a person, now saved by grace?<br />They are free from sin and under God’s control<br />Their lives are fruitful<br />The result is eternal life<br />What does v23 say about the difference between sin and salvation?<br />Sin produces deserved wages – death and judgement<br />Salvation is the undeserved gift of God – eternal life<br />
  12. 12. For next time:<br />The Place of the Law in the Believer's Life (Chap. 7)<br />Try to read the passage two or three times before our next meeting<br />Think about what the passage says about <br />Law<br />Spirit<br />Flesh<br />Think carefully about your position before God<br />Read pages 58 - 64in Alive and Free<br />Write down any QUESTIONS YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK<br />

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