Chapter 6.

 

  1. Paul distinctly points out that just because God can turn bad (sin) into something good and that our testimony is shown how God brought us out of sin, that we are not to sin so that God’s grace may abound.
  2. When we die to sin, it should remain dead. Just like a snake cannot live in its dead skin, we as Christians should cast of our old dead skin (sin) and we cannot wear it again. Point: We all sin, we are humans, but I think Paul is saying those who proclaim to be Christians but still live in their old skin are at fault. It could also be that because we are humans and are doomed to sin that Paul is showing our need for continual repentance.
  3. Because Jesus died (therefore baptized into death) to cleanse us of sin, when we are baptized into Him we not only do so into His blood (His death) but also we “die” with Him.
  4. Since we “die” with Christ, we are also buried with Him. Christ was resurrected for God’s glory, so we also walk in our new lives for His glory!
  5. Again Paul says that since we died with Him we are resurrected! And that it happens no matter what.
  6. Our old self (i.e. In-slaved to sin) dies with Christ in-order that its power would no longer have a hold in our lives.
  7. Again through death we are free.
  8. Since we have died to sin, we are free to live with Jesus, both now and forever.
  9. Since Jesus died and rose again, He will NEVER die again. Death has no hold on Him, in fact He holds complete dominion over death!
  10. Christ took every sin that was ever committed, is committed, and will be committed and died to it. Because of this His eternity is for the Father (God).
  11. So we must die with Christ, so that we may live again. And through this life in Christ we now live for God.
  12. Paul offers a warning, if you truly died, we should not let sin have control over our decisions. Paul uses the word passions, probably one of the most dangerous words in existence. Most passions are spur of the moment decisions, with little thought or time spent on why we do it, passion rarely lasts for a while. It comes and goes, like the tide. God asks more than just passion out of us.
  13. (From what I’ve read members means your body, mostly mind, heart, and soul.) We Must remember that in this new life with God, our whole life is one big sacrifice or show. (By show I mean as in a play, the actors give it their all, the obey the director with all their being. The whole play is for the pleasure of the benefactor (The trinity)and the audience (the world)). Since God gave us this life we should not let our gift be wasted in sin but used as an instrument for the vessel of His glory.
  14. In a life fully given to God, sin really has no hold over us. The law showed we were lost to sin, we could never leave it, but God’s grace delivers us from sin and the law that condemns us.
  15. Paul takes away any argument that because we were delivered from the law and that we are completely cleansed from sin through grace, that we have a excuse of free ticket to sin.
  16. Paul illustrates this with being a slave, we as slaves choose our master. And there is ONLY TWO CHOICES. You can be a slave to sin and the spiritual damnation or a slave that is obedient to God, thus saving us eternally.
  17. Not only does completely dying to sin save us, but it instills in us a longing to obey, learn and serve God. And this type of heart makes us truly want to uphold God’s perfect law and serve His glory. Point: This may be why when I (and I should hope all Christians) sin that I feel so lost from God, my heart deviated from the heart God instilled in me.
  18. This passage reinforces Paul’s message.
  19. Paul makes the point that He is giving this message as plainly as possible, because of our growing faith in God and that we are after all still human. As we once showed the world our own written play (i.e. Our sinful and lawless side) we should now let God write and direct the play and that it would show His glory.
  20. Paul shows the reason so many deny Christ, when you are slaves to sin you are not righteous and therefore have no problem living in sin, you might have guilt but they will try to lock it way.
  21. For when we are living our new life, we become ashamed of our lives in sin, seeing as it produced no fruit only death.
  22. Now that we are saved we do produce fruit and God feeds us His holy fruit (His word and plan for our lives), which in turn leads to the sanctification of our lives and brings us to eternity with Him.
  23. Paul ends this part by hitting it completely out of the park. If our play is written in sin we will be payed with eternal damnation, but all it takes is the acceptance of God’s free gift to die with His son. He will the raise us up and give us a new life in which He will write and guide His play and we will be payed with eternal life with Him.
I write this as I read my bible, it is my own thoughts while reading. I strongly recommend reading Romans 6 yourself and seeing what the Lord will say to you.
Deus volente.
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