Summary of passage: We are no longer slaves to sin since Christ’s death has freed us from sin. Since Christ rose from the dead, he lives! As do we.
12) Part personal Question. My answer: Jesus was raised from the dead. He cannot die again since he defeated death through this act. He died to sin and its power forever. He lives now to God. Sin now no longer has power over us either and we are now alive to God in Christ (righteous and sanctified and justified).
13) Personal Question. My answer: In my home, community, work, and church, my life is the same: sin’s power is broken. I live for God. He rules. The end.
Conclusions: There is nothing new here and BSF is obviously out of questions to ask since we just regurgitated yesterday’s lesson. Now I see how answering only 6 questions has come about: because of the repetitive nature of these questions!
End Notes: [Pulled from YESTERDAY]
Jesus’s death broke our slavery to sin and death since now we have eternal life.
Our new life is a life we live to God–we live the life God wants not the life we want. Ezekiel predicted this in Ezekiel 36:26: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
We now want to do God’s will and with practice and perseverance we will overcome!
We are dead to sin but alive in Jesus.
Summation of Romans 6:1-11: Spirit baptism brings the regenerated person into a redemptive relationship through his participation in and identification with the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ and the subsequent infusion of the merit of that death and resurrection into the life of the believer, by which he may live as one dead to sin but alive to God.
Fun Fact: The first occurrence in Romans of “in Christ”, which is often found in Paul’s writings. True believers are “in Christ” because they have died with Christ and have been raised to new life in union with him.