Friday, March 27, 2015

Homiletics: Romans 6

Contents (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture):  Where?                                                                Who?

Shall we go on sinning that grace may increase? No.  Those who died to sin, how can we live in it?  Don’t you know all baptized into Christ baptized into His death?  We buried w/Him in order that as Christ raised from dead, we too live new life; we united w/Him in death, we certainly united in resurrection.
Our old self crucified w/Him so we no longer slaves to sin bec anyone who died =free from sin;  if we died w/Christ, we believe we live w/Him; since Christ raised, he cannot die again; He died once for all, He lives to God; in same way, count selves dead to sin, alive to God in Christ.
Do not let sin reign in your body so you obey evil; do not offer self as instrument of wickedness, offer selves to God as those brought from death to life; offer self as instrument of righteousness.
Sin no longer your master, you not under law but grace; shall we sin bec we not under law?  No!
When you offer selves as obedient slaves, you slaves of one you obey – sin leads to death, obedience leads to righteousness; thanks to God though you used to be slaves to sin, you come to obey from heart pattern of teaching that claimed your allegiance; you set free from sin, slaves to righteousness.
I use ex from life bec of human limitations; just as you offer selves as slaves to impurity & wickedness, now offer selves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness.
When you slaves to sin, you free from control of righteousness; what benefit you reap @ time from things you now ashamed of? Those result in death; now you set free from sin & slaves to God, benefit you reap leads to holiness, result=eternal life; for wages of sin=death, gift of God=eternal life in Christ.


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

We have been crucified with Christ
Christ’s death counts as our death if we put our faith in Him.
We are slaves to God and righteousness in Christ
We are slaves to what we obey.


Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

Christ makes us dead to sin and slaves to righteousness.


Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):




If the practice of sin allows grace to increase, why would we not want to live a life of sin?
In what way have you experienced or witnessed death to sin?
How might you pray for or encourage those who haven’t experienced death to sin?
How are believers baptized into Christ’s death?
At what point do believers die to sin?
What hope do you have as a believer because of Christ’s resurrection?
Explain how the dead are free from sin.  How do we experience this as a living member of the body of Christ?
What action are you taking to offer yourself as an instrument of righteousness?
What does it mean to you that you are under grace, not the law?
To what are you a slave?  How will you encourage or break this habit?
How are you offering yourself as a slave to righteousness with the same fervor you used to offer yourself as a slave to sin?
How is the control of righteousness over your life different from being enslaved to sin?
Describe the differences between being a slave to sin and being a slave to God.


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