Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Romans - Chapter Six Mortification & Vivification

Memory Verses:
Rom 6:1-2
Rom 6:11

Expanded memory verses: Also Rom 6:22-23

Keywords:

Dying and living
Or
Dying to Sin and Living to God (or Living to Righteousness as Matthew Henry has it)
Or
Mortification and Vivification (if you like big words)

THE NATURE OF SANCTIFICATION:



Matthew Henry:
For the first, we may hence observe the nature of sanctification, what it is, and wherein it consists. In general it has two things in it, mortification and vivification - dying to sin and living to righteousness, elsewhere expressed by putting off the old man and putting on the new, ceasing to do evil and learning to do well.



FIRST MORTIFICATION - DYING:
MORTIFICATION EXPRESSED IN SEVERAL WAYS (Note the Following FIVE)
Romans 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Not living without sin --- but not living IN sin.

Matthew Henry:
1. Mortification, putting off the old man; several ways this is expressed. (1.) We must live no longer in sin (Rom_6:2), we must not be as we have been nor do as we have done. The time past of our life must suffice, 1Pe_4:3. Though there are none that live without sin, yet, blessed be God, there are those that do not live in sin, do not live in it as their element, do not make a trade of it: this is to be sanctified.

3 comments:

Elisabeth said...

I love it when you blog about Romans.
It reminds me of all that we learned while studying through it.

Great review! Thanks.

Gregg said...

Excellent post! I can't be reminder enough that though my sins have been crucified they still need to be mortified!

Scott said...

Thanks Gregg. Me to. It is needful for me to be reminded. Very much so.