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Bible Study on Romans: Does Grace Promote Sin?: Romans 6:1-11

Summary: Grace reigns! It has the permanent power to save us from the judgment of sin. But if also has the transforming power to save us from the slavery of sin.

1. A. It was said that Romans 3-5 emphasized justification by substitution, while chapters 6-8 emphasize righteousness by transformation. What key verses would you use to support Paul’s main point in chapters 3-5?

B. Explain why it is so critical that righteousness be imparted – or given to us – as a gift. (Rom. 3:19,20; 3:23; 4:6-8; 5:6; 5:12).

C. Have you received the righteousness of Christ, and hence His forgiveness for your sins? If so, do you take this for granted? (I Thess. 5:16-18; Rom. 5:11; Ps. 111; Ps. 103:1-5, 10-14)

2. A. What is wrong with the question posed in Rom. 6:1? Is it God-centered or is it self-centered?

B. Explain why this is so wrong. (Rom. 6:2-4; John 3:36)

C. Are you using the grace of God as an excuse to indulge in sin? What is the right thing to do? (Ps. 66:18; Prov. 28:13-14; I Jn. 1:8-9)

3. A. How many times is “know” or “knowing” used in these verses?

B. What is the linking idea or concept connected with each of these truths?

C. Why is what we know so important?

4. A. What is the “purpose” clause in Rom. 6:4?

B. Explain the relationship between “walk in newness of life” in Rom. 6:4 and “in the likeness of His resurrection” in Rom. 6:5. Is this for today or the future, and why?

C. Are you walking with Christ more consistently today than you were a year ago? Why or why not?

5. A. What is the “old self” that “was crucified” in Rom. 6:6?

B. What is the freedom that results from this, and on what is it based? Rom. 6:7-10

C. How has bondage to sin been broken in your life?

6. A. What is the first command in the entire book of Romans? (Rom. 6:11)

B. Explain what it means to “consider yourselves.”

C. How can we grow into this mindset? (Col. 3:16; Josh. 1:8; Ps. 119:9-11)

For a discussion on this Bible Study go to the discussion forum: Active Bible Study or leave a comment.


March 27, 2010 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Book of Romans, Christian, Christianity, God, Jesus, New Testament, Religon, Romans, Theology

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