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Sunday School: Higher Life Theology and Biblical Sanctification (Pt. 9)

August 12, 2018 Speaker: Series: Sunday School: Higher Life Theology and Biblical Sanctification

BIG PICTURE: Believers who are united to Jesus participate in his victory over sin and the new life his resurrection inaugurated. Consequently, Christians are no longer “slaves to sin” (6:6) because we have been “set free” from sin and have become “slaves” to God and righteousness (6:17–22). Sin is no longer our “master” (6:14a). So be joyfully confident, Christian: God gives us hope for the future . . . but he also
transforms the way we live until we attain that hope!

• United with Jesus in death and resurrection (1–5)
• The results of dying with Jesus (6–7)
• The results of being raised with Jesus (8–10)
• Putting our new status into action (11–14)

The Basic Logic of Romans 6:1-11
1. Christ died to sin and rose to a new life (10)
2. Christians have died with Christ and will be raised with Christ (3, 5)
3. Therefore, Christians have died to sin and will be raised to a new life, a life that has begun already (2, 8, 11)

“Slaves to Righteousness” 6:15–23
Big Picture: In Christ, we are freed from the slavery of sin to become slaves to God. Our greatest freedom is to become slaves to Christ.
1. We become slaves to whom we obey (15-18)
• Either slaves of sin to death, or slaves of obedience to righteousness (15-16)
• Through obedience to God's Word, those who were slaves of sin become slaves of
righteousness (17-18