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(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.
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- 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.
- What is the significance to you personally of being “united with Christ”?
- How do you view yourself? Is “the power of sin” in control—or not?
- What testimony can you give of God setting you free from slavery to sin?
- What does it mean to be “united with Him in His resurrection”?
- If we are “freed from sin”—why do we still battle it? How are believers to struggle against sin?