30
Mar
2016

ROMANS 6:6-10 WE SHOULD NO LONGER BE SLAVES OF SIN

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Romans 6:6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.  7 For he who has died has been freed from sin. 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.

 

V6 crucified with Him,

Galatians 5:24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Eph 4:22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,

Col 3:9-10 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,

that the body of sin might be done away with…the body is the instrument used for carrying out sin What is it that has those desires?  When you fulfill a desire it is the body that gets the pleasure.

John MacArthur says that Paul uses the terms body and flesh to refer to sinful tendencies that are tangled up with physical weakness and pleasures. We have one new nature that is incarcerated in unredeemed flesh. 

Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

V7 no longer slaves of sin, but freed from sin

John 8:36 "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

There are times when knowing a few facts can have great impact on our decisions and our actions. Most of us have “gone off half-cocked,” only to discover later that we acted without some very important information. In our text, Paul is pointing out to his Roman readers some very important facts they must know, which will serve as the basis for their lifestyle.

 Dead to sin, they are now free to live as instruments of righteousness for God (8-14).

1Thess 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:

 Phil 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: {perform: or, finish}

In verses 8-14 we will see 2 keys to victory

Paul says that we need to know some things about our life in Christ to become like Christ

6:3 Do you not know

6:6 Knowing this

6:8 We believe

6:9 Knowing that

B. DEAD TO SIN, ALIVE TO GOD (8-14)

·       Know

·       We need to become in practice, what we are already positionally

v8 Having died with Christ, we may live with Him

Rev 1:18  "I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.

1Corinth 15:17-26

v9 Knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion

Hebrews 10:10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Col 3:1 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.

v10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

He died, to the penalty of sin forever breaking its dominion

2Corinth 5:21  For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Heb 7:26-27 26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; 27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

Heb 9:12-14 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. 13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? {spot: or, fault}

Heb 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

1Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

He also died, to the power of sin forever breaking its dominion

Hebrews 2:14-15 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

Consumed by Their Own Lust

Radio personality Paul Harvey tells the story of how an Eskimo kills a wolf. The account is grisly, yet it offers fresh insight into the consuming, self-destructive nature of sin.

First, the Eskimo coats his knife blade with animal blood and allows it to freeze. Then he adds another layer of blood, and another, until the blade is completely concealed by frozen blood.

Next, the hunter fixes his knife in the ground with the blade up. When a wolf follows his sensitive nose to the source of the scent and discovers the bait, he licks it, tasting the fresh frozen blood. He begins to lick faster, more and more vigorously, lapping the blade until the keen edge is bare. Feverishly now, harder and harder the wolf licks the blade in the arctic night. So great becomes his craving for blood that the wolf does not notice the razor-sharp sting of the naked blade on his own tongue, nor does he recognize the instant at which his insatiable thirst is being satisfied by his OWN warm blood. His carnivorous appetite just craves more—until the dawn finds him dead in the snow!”

              Dr. George Sweeting wrote in Special Sermons For Special Days It is a fearful thing that people can be “consumed by their own lusts.” Only God’s grace keeps us from the wolf’s fate.

23
Mar
2016

ROMANS 6:3-5 WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP OF BAPTISM TO SALVATION

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Romans 6:3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?  4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,

 V3 Do you not know……..Mark 2:25 But He said to them, "Have you never read what David did when he was in need and hungry, he and those with him:

In baptism we were baptized into Christ's death

Baptized into Christ

 1Co 12:13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body——whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free——and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.

1 Corinthians 1:30  But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God——and righteousness and sanctification and redemption

Romans 8:10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

2Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? ——unless indeed you are disqualified.

Water baptism is a symbol of the reality of salvation, not the means of it

1Co 1:17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.

1Corinth 6:17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

Gal 3:27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Eph 4:4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; 5  one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6  one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

We have died to the power of sin

Jn 8:34-36 Jesus answered them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 "And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36 "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

1John 3:9-10 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. 10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.

Romans 6:14

Words free from sin occur 3 times in Chapter 6:7,18, 22

Gal 2:20

2Corinthians 5:15

V4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death

Colossians 2:12 buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.

That just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father,

We should walk in newness of life,

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.

Ezekiel 36:26, Ezekiel 18:31 A new heart and a new spirit

Psalm 40:3 He has put a new song in my mouth

Rev 2:17 And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it."‘

2Cor 5:17 a new creation

Gal 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Eph 4:24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

V5 having been united together in the likeness of His death,

certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,

Ro 5:10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.

 

16
Mar
2016

ROMANS 6:1-2 HOW SHALL WE WHO DIED TO SIN LIVE ANY LONGER IN IT?

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Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?

 In the first 5 chapters Paul has only spoken of salvation and our security, but has said little or nothing about Christian life, growth, or discipleship.  So far he has exposed himself to the critics who misquote him (Rom 3:8) And why not say, "Let us do evil that good may come"? ——as we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say. Their condemnation is just.  But now he is going to disprove their slander.

So what do we have to say about once saved always saved or as I like to call it the Eternal Security of the Believer.

Some were saying that the idea of “free grace” ( it cost God everything) actually encouraged sin as it promised sinners the best of both worlds since it supposedly allowed a man to indulge himself freely in sin in this world without forfeiting heaven

 In  Chapters 6-8 Paul moves from the doctrine of Justification (God declaring a man righteous based on Belief) to Sanctification (God producing actual righteousness in the believer).

1.     Justification is an act; Sanctification is a process

2.     Justification is for us; Sanctification is in us

3.     Justification is a transaction; Sanctification is a transformation

4.     Justification is the means; Sanctification is the end

5.     Justification declares the sinner righteous; Sanctification makes the sinner righteous

6.     Justification removes the guilt and penalty of sin; Sanctification removes the growth and power of sin

7.     Justification is the straight gate through which we enter the narrow way of Holiness; Sanctification is the way of holiness

1Corinth 6:9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10  nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. 12 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

1Tim 1:12-13 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, 13 although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

 

In chapter five, Paul made the statement "where sin abounded, grace abounded much more" (5:20).   Aware that some readers might misconstrue what he said, Paul quickly points out that grace is no excuse to sin since through grace they have died to sin (1-2).  To emphasize this, he reminds them of their baptism into Christ, in which they experienced a burial into the death of Christ and rose to walk in newness of life, having died to sin (3-7). 

 God delivered the Jews out of Egypt which is a picture of sin.

Jude 1:5  But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.

Moses was a type of Jesus who was to lead them out of sin and into the promised land which is a type of heaven.

1Corinthians 10:2  all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,

Heb 3:11 So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest.’"

1Corinthians 10:5  But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. 6 Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted.

When we are delivered out of Egypt, shall we talk of going back to it again?  And go back to the cruel slavemaster of sin.

I.            WE ARE DEAD TO SIN, ALIVE TO GOD (1-14)

 Christ died for Sin, we die to sin

1.  V1 Shall we sin, that grace may abound? Ro 5:20 

Antinomians  anti means against, nomos means law …so it means against the law

Jude 4 For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Rasputin said being an ordinary sinner does not give God an opportunity to show His glory so be an extroardinary sinner

2.  V2 No, we died to sin! We ought to even be ashamed to ask such a question

Jesus came to deliver us from all unrighteousness, so how can continuing in Sin glorify a God who came to deliver us from it?

 Romans 5:6-8

9 times in this chapter it says we died to sin, v2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13,

Heb 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. 14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

Death for the Christian is like the shadow of a truck rather than being hit by it

What does it mean when Paul says we have died to sin

Ro 6:12, 6:13, 8:13

Galatians 5:16  I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Gal 2:17-21 "But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not! 18 "For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. 19 "For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God. 20 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 21 "I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain."

Col 2:20 Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations——

Col 3:1-5

1Peter 2:24-25 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness——by whose stripes you were healed. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Died is in the past or aorist tense which speaks of something that was done once for all in the past.  Just as in Romans 5:1 Having been justified.

It was done when Jesus died on the cross

Romans 5:21 reign of sin in death,

Grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life

Col 1:13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,

Acts 26:18 ‘to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’

 Lessons

1.     It is impossible to separate Justification from Sanctification Salvation is not only a transaction to make you legally righteous, but is a transformation

Once we are saved God makes you into a new creation and because of that you will begin to change, it is impossible that it cannot happen

Dr. Donald Grey Barnhouse wrote, “Holiness starts where justification finishes, and if holiness does not start, we have the right to suspect that justification never started either” (Romans, vol. 3 [Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1961], 2:12).[1]

2.     It is possible to slow down the sanctification process – Do we willfully sin because we know that God will forgive us since 1John 1:9 says If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

2Pe 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

9
Mar
2016

ROMANS 5:15-21 THE CONTRASTS BETWEEN ADAM’S CONDEMNING ACTS AND THE REDEEMING ACT AND GIFT OF CHRIST

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Romans 5:15 But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man's offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.  16 And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification. 17 For if by the one man's offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore, as through one man's offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man's righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. 19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man's obedience many will be made righteous. 20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, 21 so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 V15-21 Contrasts Adam's condemning acts and the redeeming act or gift of Christ

In this section Paul uses the word much more 3 times to describe Christ's works.

V15 Christ's one act of redemption was so much greater than Adams one act of Condemnation ---much more

It has been said that the fact that one single misdeed should be answered by judgement, this is perfectly understandable: That the accumulated sins and guilt of all the ages should be answered by God's free gift, this is the miracle of miracles, totally beyond human understanding.

V16 one offense by Adam resulted in the condemnation

Christ's free gift resulted in justification-- to be declared righteous

V17 one offense death reigned-- Adam

Adam thought he would be like God knowing good and evil like the devil said, but exactly the opposite happened. That one act separated him from God.

Ge 2:17 "but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."

Christ --much more those who receive abundance or the super abundance will reign in life

V18 one offense came judgement

Christ-- one's righteous act came the free gift

V19 disobedience --made sinners

Christ's -Obedience made righteous

V20 Sin-- abounded because of the Law  the law was a tutor

Psalms 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Grace super abounded

V21 death or condemnation--through sin

Grace or Eternal life through righteousness of Jesus Christ

Decision of death or life

1st Adam

Last Adam--Christ 

1Corinthians 15:53-58

Rev 1:5-6

2
Mar
2016

ROMANS 5:12-14 THROUGH ONE MAN SIN ENTERED THE WORLD, AND DEATH THROUGH SIN

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Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned-- 13 (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.

Romans 5:12-21 shows us Man's Ruin and Christ's Redemption

3 times Paul uses the words free gift and twice he uses the word gift in this section.

Paul talks about original sin in this passage

Put in one sentence: By the sin of Adam all men became sinners and were alienated from God; by the righteousness of Jesus Christ men have the opportunity become righteous and be restored to a right relationship with God

Sin originated with the devil, but

V12 Through one-man sin entered the world the word Adam means mankind

1Cor 15:21-22, 45 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 45 And so it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

Acts 17:26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings,

Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.

We were all in the loins of Adam or his seed. Remember Jesus Christ was born of a woman, but could not have a man's seed mixed with hers or else the man Jesus could not be perfect. The seed had to come from the Holy Spirit.

1. Idea of solidarity --- Jews are a clan or a nation

Achan - Joshua 7:1,     He sinned, and Israel lost what should have been an easy battle at Ai

His whole family was killed because of his sin

Joshua 7:1 But the children of Israel committed a trespass regarding the accursed things, for Achan the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed things; so the anger of the LORD burned against the children of Israel. 11 "Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. For they have even taken some of the accursed things, and have both stolen and deceived; and they have also put it among their own stuff. 12 "Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they have become doomed to destruction. Neither will I be with you anymore, unless you destroy the accursed from among you. 20 And Achan answered Joshua and said, "Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and this is what I have done: 21 "When I saw among the spoils a beautiful Babylonian garment, two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. And there they are, hidden in the earth in the midst of my tent, with the silver under it." 25 And Joshua said, "Why have you troubled us? The LORD will trouble you this day." So all Israel stoned him with stones; and they burned them with fire after they had stoned them with stones.

A person does not become a sinner because he sins; he sins because he is a sinner

2. Death is a direct consequence of sin:

The devil said in Genesis 3:5 "For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

God gave a direct commandment not to eat of the fruit of the tree

V13 sin not imputed or accounted  Specific acts of sin were not charged to men until the law came

V14 but death came because of Adam's sin

Luther put it this way: As Adam caused death to his descendants even though they did not eat of the forbidden fruit, so Christ has become the Dispenser of righteousness to those who are of Him even though they have not earned any righteousness