Romans 6:1-14 – September 13

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

What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through 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.

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.

11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

 

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Posted on September 13, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I am a big fan of this theme. As a victim of sexual abuse as a child, I picked up many sin habits that God has spent years freeing me from. (My most recent struggle that God has freed me from is my unhealthy obsession with food. I’m not gonna lie, I thought that would haunt me the rest of my days on earth!)

    There is so much packed into these verses! But I think what most gets me today is LIFE. The price for sin is death. When stuck in a habitual sin, it can feel like a death sentence. Or even worse, it’s possible to not even realize you’re drowning. One of the hardest things to do is convince an individual that there is LIFE…. FULL LIFE…..on the side of Christ. I love the word picture of being buried with him in death. That’s where habitual sin belongs. Dig a hole, pitch the sin and come into LIFE. It’s not easy. And God’s showing me He’s not done with me yet. But with each chain of bondage and struggle that I lose, the lighter my load and the easier it is to keep moving forward and closer to God!

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  2. Can I get a Hallelujah for verse 7? All because He died and rose again!!

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  3. Amen, sister! You’re post is so alive so it fits this theme perfectly!! I like that word picture too – I’m ready to get to digging, I have lots I would like to chuck into that hole. I do like the work He is doing in you though, I relate very well to your post. I’m thankful you share; very encouraging.

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