Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Romans 6:5-7
"No Longer Slaves to Sin"

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The text:

(NET) Romans 6:5 For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will certainly also be united in the likeness of his resurrection.2 6 We know that3 our old man was crucified with him so that the body of sin would no longer dominate us,4 so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7 (For someone who has died has been freed from sin.)5


2 tn Grk “we will certainly also of his resurrection.”

3 tn Grk “knowing this, that.” Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.

4 tn Grk “may be rendered ineffective, inoperative,” or possibly “may be destroyed.” The term καταργέω (katargeō) has various nuances. In
Rom 7:2 the wife whose husband has died is freed from the law (i.e., the law of marriage no longer has any power over her, in spite of what she may feel). A similar point seems to be made here (note v. 7).

5 sn Verse 7 forms something of a parenthetical comment in Paul’s argument.

Biblical Studies Press. (2006; 2006). The NET Bible First Edition; Bible. English. NET Bible.; The NET Bible. Biblical Studies Press.
Sermon Notes:
  • Reviewing Romans 6:1-4
    • We cannot continue living like we did—because God has changed our basic relationship to the power of sin that previously dominated our lives.
    • God has “baptized us into Christ”—uniting us together with Him in His death—joining Him in His victory over the power of sin and death.
    • God’s work transforms people into a new humanity that is no longer enslaved to the power of sin—and therefore able to “live a new life” in the victory Christ has won.

  • Now Romans 6:5-7. It is my suggestion that, the notes being extensive, that you simply print the notesheet to follow the sermon audio with.
Going Deeper into the Word:
  1. What is the significance to you personally of being “united with Christ”?
  2. How do you view yourself? Is “the power of sin” in control—or not?
  3. What testimony can you give of God setting you free from slavery to sin?
  4. What does it mean to be “united with Him in His resurrection”?
  5. If we are “freed from sin”—why do we still battle it? How are believers to struggle against sin?
Next: 6:8-11 -- "Identity: What Paul and Clark Kent Have to Say"

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