Summary: Salvation is free for us, but came at a great price for Jesus.
March 22, 2015 Evening Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: Salvation is free for us, but came at a great price for Jesus.
Focus Passage: Romans 6:1-19
Introduction: God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense GRACE. Have you ever been disappointed with someone who, after you gave them a gift, didn’t appreciate the value of the gift and abused it? We can think about children purposefully breaking a toy or destroying a bicycle or an in-law who borrows your car and drives like a bat out of you-know-where. Or someone who doesn’t appreciate the value of a dollar and wants to spend, spend, spend. But when they finally get a job for $7.25 an hour, they look at how many hours they will have to work just to buy that pair of shoes…
I. We have died to sin
a. Shall we continue to sin so that grace can increase? (v1)
b. We are no longer slaves to sin (v6)
c. Those who have died are freed from sin. (v7)
d. Sin is no longer our master (v14)
II. We are raised to walk in a new life
a. Christ died to free us from sin (v6)
b. We live with Christ (v8)
c. Consider yourself to be dead to sin but alive to God (v11)
d. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10 NASB)
III. Present yourself as a righteous instrument to God
a. Do not continue to sin (v1, 15)
b. Do not let sin reign in your earthly body (v12)
c. Do not present yourselves to sin (v13)
d. Present yourself to God to be used by Him (v13)
e. Become a servant to righteousness (v18)
Application/Invitation: Remember that Christ gave his life in agonizing suffering to pay the debt of sin that you could never pay. Remember that the next time you CHOOSE to sin.