Romans 5-7 Week 4 – A Peculiar Kind of Freedom

Dave Riddle – 2/04/2018

Key passage: Romans 6:11-23

Recognize your identity in Jesus

  • Romans 6:11
  • “Consider”
    • logizomai (Greek: λογζομαι) – to take into account, to make an account of, to reckon…
  • Romans 6:12
    • First recognize your identity in Christ, then live it out.

Align your lifestyle with the new you

  • This is only possible through the power of God.
  • Romans 6:14

The question, restated.

  • Romans 6:15 – What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? (HCSB)

The answer repeated

  • Romans 6:15 – Absolutely not!

The explanation reiterated

  • Who you were:
    • Romans 6:16
    • doulos (Greek: δολος) – Slaves
  • Who you are:
    • Roman 6:18
    • Slaves to righteousness
      • A peculiar kind of freedom
    • Romans 6:22
      • Free to be His.
  • The sum of it all:
    • Romans 6:23 the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (HCSB)