Dead To Sin, Alive To God ~ Romans 6:1-14 ~ 16 April 2016
Does the death and resurrection of Christ affect how you live today? Paul tells it should!
In Romans 6:1-14 Paul tells us three ‘effects’ of Christ’s death and resurrection for all who have been united with him through faith: we have died to sin and are no longer enslaved by it; we have been raised with him and now live to God, walking in newness of life; and we will be united with him in a resurrection like his.
Because of these gospel truths, we must consider ourselves dead to sin and alive to God, not letting sin reign in our mortal bodies but presenting ourselves to God as instruments for righteousness. This we can do, only because, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we are not under law, but under grace, and sin no longer has dominion over us.
Shall we go on sinning in this life, so that grace may abound? By no means! We have died to sin, how we can we still live in it?