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Bible Study on Romans: Does Grace Promote Sin? Pt. 2: Romans 6:12-14

Summary: Based on the knowledge that grace reigns in us, so that we are no longer enslaved to sin, we are commanded to consider ourselves dead to sin and alive to Christ. We are to take ownership of this and submit ourselves to God.

1. A. In Romans 6:1-11, how many times does Paul appeal to our knowledge, and in what verses?

B. What is that knowledge, and why is it significant to the grace of God? (Rom. 6:4; Titus 2:11-12; Col. 1:9-13; Eph. 1:15-20; Ps. 9:10)

C. Are you taking the time each day to grow in the knowledge of Christ? How has knowledge of Christ changed you life?

2. A. What is the command given in Rom. 6:11?

B. What are the words “even so” related to, and why? What does Paul mean when he says to “consider yourselves?” (Rom. 6:10) Also see “reckon”, Rom. 4:3-24

C. Are you living for Christ “once for all” as Rom. 6:10 states?

3. A. What is the command given in Rom. 6:12?

B. Notice the words, “do not let”. On what basis do we have any choice? Explain your answer with Scriptures (Start with Rom. 6:2-7, 6:10-11, 2 Cor. 5:17)

C. Are you exercising your freedom of choice to live a righteous life? (Dan. 1:8; Job 1:1-5; Josh. 24:15)

4. A. What are the do’s and dont’s of Rom. 6:13?

B. How are these commands the same, and what does it mean to present yourselves to God?

C. Between you and the Lord, what are those “instruments of unrighteousness” you have yet to yeild over to God? Will you submit these to Him right now, and let Him take control? (I Cor. 6:18-20, 7:22-24, I Jn. 2:15-17)

5. A. What is the “master” mentioned in Rom. 6:14 (trick question!)

B. Based on the context of Rom. 5 & 6, explain the superiority GRACE, what it frees us from, and what it gives us the freedom to do. Why is sin not master over us?

C. Is your self-centeredness fading away more as you pursue making God-centered decisions in your life? (Joshua 24:15, John 3:30)

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


April 3, 2010 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Book of Romans, Christian, Christianity, God, Jesus, New Testament, Religon, Romans, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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