Friday, April 23, 2010

Romans - Chap 6 The Necessity of Sanctification #8

Continuing on with the NECESSITY OF SANCTIFICATION while borrowing from the outline found in Matthew Henry's Commentary:

1. Rom 6:2 We are dead to sin, to sin is a contradiction of our profession.
2. Rom 6:3 Baptized into his death so it is necessary to conform to Christ's death.
3. Rom 6:9-10 Buried with him It is necessary also to conform unto Christ's RESURRECTION
4. Rom 6:14 we have new covenant promises, effectual and mighty, shall we sin against such love and grace.
5. Rom 6:15 to think we have license with such promises of encouragment is to "suck poison from them."
6. Rom 6:16 Our state is known by that to which we yield obedience.
7. Rom 6:17 THE CHANGE CAME ABOUT BY CONVERSION necessitates it

8. Rom 6:18 Conversion is the freedom from the service of sin to the service of GOD.

We are not our own masters.

Rom 6:21 What was the service of sin?
What fruit then?
Think about it!
It is such a fruit unbecoming to our shame.
Why willingly do what sooner or later will bring SHAME.

Looking forward, what is the end of this service to sin?
Blessing or cursing?
Good or evil?

Sin Leads to death - that's the end where it leads. Rom 6:21

Rom 6:23 The wages of sin is death.

But Grace for the servants of righteousness has the end being EVERLASTING LIFE, which is the gift of God.

Death is the dessert of sin.
Life is the gift of God.
Sinners merit hell but saints DO NOT merit heaven.

We must thank God and not ourselves if ever we get to heaven.

Christ purchased it, prepares it and prepares us for it, preserves us to it.

Christ is the alpha and omega, all in all in our salvation.

(Thanks be to God for faithful teachers like Matthew Henry who aided me in the series on Romans 6.)

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