Romans 6:1-14 – August 26, 2007

August 19, 2007 at 8:12 pm Leave a comment

THROUGH FAITH WE CAN OBEY GOD (verses 1-14)

Each study will have an error in one of the questions. It is our duty as believers to test everything that we read or hear with the Bible. So this will be a mini exercise in testing what is being said in class.

Q1) What is verse 1 really saying to us?

Discussion)    It is really saying, along with verse 2, that we do not need to sin to have grace abound for us.  God, through Jesus Christ, gives us all the grace that we will ever need due to the fact that Jesus Christ died on the cross for us.  We do not have to sin to receive this grace.

Q2) Verses 3 and 4 give us a picture of Jesus’ death and resurrection. What else is this a picture of?

Discussion)    This is a picture of baptism.  Remember, like we covered several months ago, in today’s society we do not understand the significance that baptism meant.  When you were baptized in someone’s name that meant you followed every precept and teaching of theirs to the ends of the earth.  Paul is stating that not only are baptized into the life of Jesus we are also baptized into His death.
Verse 5 is beautiful in that it states since we are united in the death of Jesus then we are also in the likeness of His resurrection, or in other words we will have our earthly bodies transformed at a later time, but right now we are seated in heavenly places with Jesus Christ.

Q3) Verses 6 and 7 talks about the old man being crucified and Galatians 2:20 talks about someone being crucified. Who is the “old man” and how and why is he crucified?

Discussion)    The old man is our old fleshly nature.  It is crucified by us giving the fleshly desires over to Jesus and in turn He will give us His life.  It is crucified so that we can be more like Jesus Christ.

Q4) Verses 7 and 8 discuss that if we are dead we are free from sin. Of course!! If you’re dead, you’re free from everything, right?

Clues)    This is the trick question.

Discussion)    This is talking about that the old man is dead to sin.  It no longer has to reign in our bodies.

Q5) Verses 9 and 10 say that Jesus will never die again, that He died once and for all. It also says He rose to live unto God! How does this apply to the believer?

Discussion)    No matter what sin we may commit knowingly or unknowingly through the death of Jesus Christ we can realize that we can come to Jesus, ask forgiveness, repent and we are free of that sin.

Q6) What assurance and hope does verse 14 give a believer?

Discussion)    Sin no longer has dominance over me but that I now live under grace.

LIFE APPLICATION: Why is it important to recognize and live, NOT under the law, but under grace, as verse 14 says?

Discussion)    I no longer have to live under confusing laws or be in fear of doing something horrible.  I can live through Jesus Christ and be under the grace that He provides.

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Entry filed under: Time in the Word.

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