Group dating lesson 31

11 Jan

So Paul says that we need to know this fact and believe it: In Christ we died to sin, so we cannot still live in it.

The objection is (), “Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace?

” His response is the same as in 6:2, “May it never be! In 6:1-4, his main idea is: Our union with Christ in His death and resurrection is the foundation for separation from sin and walking in newness of life.

But he wants us to get it because apparently it is crucial when it comes to living a godly life.

And yet it’s very difficult to understand because I don’t feel very dead to sin! Although commentators differ, most agree that in Romans 6:1 Paul turns from the subject of justification (or salvation) to sanctification, or how we grow in holiness.

So if it seems like I’m repeating myself over the next couple of weeks, it’s because Paul repeats himself.

So when we come to Romans 6, where Paul doesn’t just say once (in 6:2) that we died to sin, but in some form he says it in 6:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, and 13.

I’m going to work through the text verse by verse to try to get our minds around what Paul is saying under four headings: Romans 6:1-2a: “What shall we say then?