Thoughts of John

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Bible Study on Romans: Two Slaveries: Romans 6:15-23

Summary: Paul makes the case that all people, religious or not, are condemned in their sin, (1:18-3:20). Then he develops the case for justification by grace through faith in Christ, (3:21-5:21). Now in Chapter 6, Paul develops the case for presenting ourselves to God in the obedience of that faith. The greatest freedom we can enjoy in life is enslavement to God.

1. A. By way of review, what are we to know, to consider and to present to God according to Rom. 6:1-14? (Rom. 6:3, 6, 9, 11, 13)

B. What is the basis for this according to Paul? (Rom. 6:2-6, 14)

C. What is your mindset? Do you see your identity as dead to sin and alive to God? Do you make decisions throughout your day accordingly?

2. A. Please identify the two slaveries in Rom. 6:16-18. Is all slavery wrong? Why or why not?

B. Explain what determines the two masters, and which one is in charge. (I Cor. 7:21-23; I Peter 2:15; Ps. 103:19). Satan wants people to think they’re free to sin. How does he attempt this today?

C. Are you following the right master? What about tomorrow?

3. A. What is the motivation for obedience according to Rom. 6:17? Where does it come from?

B. How is this a trademark of true saving faith? Do all believers want to obey the Lord Jesus from the Heart? (Jn. 10:27; 2 Cor. 5:14-21, Titus 2:11-15; John 3:36)

C. The word “committed” in Rom. 6:17 means “given over to.” Are you committed to living for Christ so that you are completely given over to Him? Do you “present your members as slaves to righteousness?” (Rom. 6:19)

4. A. What opposites does Paul contrast in Rom. 6:19-22?

B. What is sanctification? Why is it the result of enslaving ourselves to God? (Rom. 1:1; I Thess. 4:1-8; Deut. 10:8; Ps. 4:3; Rom. 12:1-2)

C. Is everything about you set apart for God? Do you see yourself as His property? (I Cor. 6:18-20)

5. A. What are the three opposites given to us in Rom. 6:23?

B. Explain how this verse is a summary of true freedom, for both the beginning as well as the continuation of our salvation. (Rom. 6:4; Gal. 5:1, 3:2-3; John 8:12; Eph. 2:8-10; Col. 2:6-7)

C. What is the chief difference between the way death and life are received?

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