Much more Part 4
Romans 6:1. So what shall we say? Do we continue in sin so that grace may become great?
2 Far from it! How shall we who have died to sin still live in it?
3 Or don’t you know that as many as have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?
4 Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so also we might walk in newness of life.
5 For if we are united with Him in the likeness of His death, we shall certainly also be united in the likeness of His resurrection,
6 since we know this: that our old man has been crucified with Him, in order that the body of sin might be nullified, so that we might no longer serve sin.
7 For he who has died is justified from sin.
8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,
9 because we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, He no longer dies; death no longer has authority over Him.
10 For with regard to the fact that He died, He died to sin once and for all; and with regard to the fact that He lives, He lives to God.
11 So also you should consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
4:5 To the person who does not work, but believes in the One who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness.
5:20Where sin became great, grace became superlatively great.
8:6 The mind set on the flesh is death.
Acts 1:5 John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.
I Corinthians 12:13 By one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.
Galatians 3:27…baptized into Christ… you are all one in Christ.
Matthew 28:19 …baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 2:1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins.
Romans 8:10-11 If Christ is in you, the body is dead becauseof sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
QUESTIONS FOR LIFE
1. Please read Paul’s words in these verses: Romans 3:8 And why not (as we are slandered and as some claim that we say): “Let us do wicked things so that good things may happen”? The judgment passed on such people is deserved.
Romans 6:1 So what shall we say? Do we continue in sin so that grace may become greater?
2. Why would people accuse Paul (or you) of saying such things?
3. Can you relate to Paul? Has anyone ever accused you of saying what Paul was accused of saying? Please explain.
4. Please read Romans 6:3-4.
6:3 Or don’t you know that as many as have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so also we might walk in newness of life.
5. Before today, have you been familiar with the words of Romans 6:3-4? If so, what did you think these words meant (or what were you taught that these words meant)?
6. If Paul was speaking of water baptism in 6:3-4, what would he be saying about the importance of water baptism?
7.The diagram summarizes Paul’s terms in Romans 6:1-11.
What do each of the terms under the man mean?
What do each of the terms to the left mean?
What do each of the terms to the right mean?
8. Can you tell your group if you have experienced what is on the right side of the diagram? Can you explain or give examples from your life using Paul’s terminology?
9. What difference can it make in your life in the future to think about and remember what is on the diagram?
10. Jesus taught us to pray according to the model (outline) of the Lord’s Prayer. What part of the Lord’s Prayer is related to the diagram?
11. In what ways can your daily prayer life be impacted by what is pictured in the diagram?