Freed to Serve Righteousness

April 26, 2015 Speaker: Pastor Gary Smith Series: Romans: The Gospel for God's Glory

Scripture: Romans 6:15–6:23

Romans: The Gospel for God’s glory
Romans 6:15-23
Freed to serve righteousness
Believers have been freed from sin for righteousness resulting in eternal life

1) It is wrong to think we can sin because we are not under law but under grace, 6:15.
In light of 6:14, why does Paul propose this question in 6:15?

2) You become a slave of whatever you obey, whether sin or obedience, 6:16.
How does 6:16 answer the question raised in 6:15? What does Paul mean by a person being a “slave” to sin or to righteousness?

3) You were slaves of sin but thank God you became obedient from the heart, 6:17.

4) You have been set free from sin and have become slaves of righteousness, 6:18.
From 6:17-18, how do people change from being slaves of sin to slaves of righteousness?

5) Paul uses slavery to illustrate due to limited human understanding, 6:19a.
Why does Paul qualify his use of slavery to illustrate what he is teaching?

6) As you used to live as sin’s slaves, so now live as slaves to righteousness, 6:19b.
What is sanctification? How do we increase living in righteousness which leads to sanctification?

7) When you were slaves of sin, you felt no desire for righteousness, 6:20.

8) You got no fruit from things you’re now ashamed of, which result in death, 6:21.
What kind of living results in eternal death?

9) Being freed from sin and enslaved to God, results in sanctification and eternal life, 6:22.
What does Paul say is the way people get eternal life? How does this answer the question from 6:15?

10) Sin’s pay is death, but God’s free gift is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord, 6:23.
What does “the wages of sin is death” mean? In light of 6:18 and 6:22, how can Paul say eternal life is a free gift? (consider his teaching on what grace is in 6:2-14).

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