Romans Lesson 4: Dead to Sin: Romans 6 & 7

posted Sep 12, 2014, 9:09 PM by Media Ministry   [ updated Dec 2, 2014, 3:04 PM ]




Dead to Sin -- the Reality of It (Romans 6:1-7)

•Does grace produce a light view of sin?
•Me and my earthly father in his old age.
•Much forgiveness = much love (Luke 7:36-50)
•Grace is designed to help us grow stronger in our battle against sin (2 Timothy 2:1)

Death to Sin in Baptism

•There is but one acceptable baptism to God (Ephesians 4:4-6).
•The JW’s have a lot right about the one Lord, but they don’t believe in the one Lord of the Scripture.
•Three questions: What? Who? Why?
•Is baptism a work? (Can it be that?)

Dead to Sin - the Conviction Behind It (Romans 6:8-14)

•Verses 8-10: one time for all time death (Jesus and us).
•Verse 11: Consider yourself dead to sin.
•Verses 12-13: Feed the right dog!
•Verse 14: Not under law (but in another sense, we are under law -- 1 Corinthians 9:20-21.

Dead to Sin - the Righteous Life Following It (Romans 6:15-23)

•Verses 15-18: Whose slave are you?
•Note the progression in verse 17.
•Verses 19-23: No one can stay the same.
•How do you view your past? (verse 21)
•Paul’s example--1 Corinthians 15:10 and 1 Timothy 1:15-16.

Dead to Sin - the Freedom From Legalism Behind It (Romans 7:1-25)

•Dead to law - It’s official (vv1-6).
•Dead to law - It’s essential (vv7-13).
•Dead to law - It’s paradoxical (vv14-25).
–We are not saved by works (Ephesians 2:8-9), yet we are not saved without works (James 2:14-26).
–We cannot work to earn our salvation, yet we must work out our salvation with fear and trembling! (Philippians 2:12)

Will Somebody Help the Two of Me? Romans 7:14-25

•Who is being described here?
–Paul as a Christian?
–Paul as a Jew?
–Why first person used if not the former?
•Do you feel this tension? Often? When?
•It should not be descriptive of the life of a disciple.

Sustained Frustration is Not What the Bible Teaches

•We are under bondage to Christ, not to sin (Romans 6:16)
•We sin, but we do not practice sin (1 John 3:7-9).
•Christ dwells in us, not sin (Galatians 2:20).
•We can follow through in faithful obedience with God’s power (1 Corinthians 10:13; Philippians 2:12-13; 4:13).

Frustration (continued)

•Although there is a struggle between flesh and spirit (Galatians 5:17), the Spirit wins (1 Corinthians 4:16-17; 11:1; Philippians 3:15-17; 4:9; 1 Thessalonians 2:10-12).
•The law of the Spirit frees us from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).
•We are filled with rejoicing (Philippians 4:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:16), not with the kind of frustration and failure described in this chapter!
Media Ministry,
Sep 12, 2014, 9:17 PM