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Summary: You are free from sin in Jesus Christ!

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1. The power of sin seems so strong at times doesn’t it?

• The tug, the pull, the pressure, the battle, the struggle!

• It can get to the point where it seems & feels overwhelming.

• BUT IN Jesus CHRIST, the power of sin has been broken.

THROUGH CH6 of Romans, Paul has been giving us TOOLS/TRUTHS to live a life that is consistent with our new natures…

• There are 4 words he uses. We’ve already seen 2 of them.

#1 – KNOW. There are certain things about our relationship with Jesus Christ that we need to KNOW & UNDERSTAND.

• Christian living is based on Christian learning.

1:3-6 – Know that we died in Jesus Christ. Our Old man was crucified. We now walk in the newness of life!

#2 – RECKON. With our new knowledge, we are to live that way.

1:11 – Reckon yourselves to be dead to sin. Consider it a done deal.

• Believe what God says Word about you as an accomplished fact!

• We pick up v12… THEREFORE.

1. (6:12-13) Do not let sin reign.

a. What do I do with this sin Ed? How do I overcome?

b. Don’t let it reign in you lives & PRESENT YOURSELF To God.

#3 – PRESENT. Present yourself to God for His direction & Strength.

• In a moment’s time, there is that need to pause & present.

• Even if you have to do it audibly & visibly. Excuse me while I go into the restroom or outside… and pray!

NOTE: The word ‘reign’ literally means to ‘REIGN as a king’!

• Don’t let it have the upper hand. Don’t feed it.

NOTE: Here’s what it looks like.

• Knowing that you are free from the power & penalty of Sin.

• Reckoning that you are dead to sin and alive to Jesus.

• WHEN you’re about to give into anger, when you’re about to share that juicy tidbit of gossip, when you’re about to go that way… PAUSE and present yourselves to God.

HERE GOD, I’m giving you my body, it’s Yours to use for Your glory!

• Notice in v13, the word ‘instruments’.

• Could also be translated weapons. Isn’t that great?!

• Don’t let the members of your body be weapons for the devil, but for the Lord!

• It’s so easy for our eyes to become weapons, our hands, our mouth… But presented to God.

• The same mouth that lied, now speaks the truth.

• The same hand that hit, now hugs.

• The same eyes that lusted, now look for ministry opportunities.

2. (6:14) Sin shall not have dominion over you!

a. These are some of the most powerful, life giving words to the Christian. You are free from sin in Jesus Christ?!

b. And so we now know and live in the truth that we have overcome sin by faith in Jesus!

c. Notice the freedom comes through GRACE not LAW.

THE LAW can only accuse us. It can’t save us.

• All it does all day is point out the wrongs in our life.

• And we’ll learn in CH7 how we’ve been released! (7:5-6)

BUT IN GRACE… sin shall not have dominion over you any longer!

• NASB: Sin shall not be master over you!

• Sin is master over those under the law, those who want a legal relationship with God based on their performance.

People who have a relationship with the law often think this way:

• What’s the least I can do to get to heaven!? OR

• How much can I get away with and still be A Christian.


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