ROMANS 6

10 Outlines

 

LIVING VICTORIOUSLY – SERIES ON ROMANS 6

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#1 – WHAT WE NEED - Introduction

 

#2 – DO YOU BELIEVE IT? – Romans 6:1-4

 

#3 - SOLIDARITY – Romans 6:5-10

 

#4 – IMPACT WORD – Romans 6:11-14

 

#5 – WHAT AN IMPROVEMENT! – Romans 6:16-19

 

#6 – THE CHOICE IS YOURS! – Romans 6:20-23

 

 

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Romans 6

THE FOR’S OF ROMANS 6

 

THE “FOR” OF LIKENESS – Vs. 5

For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

 

THE “FOR” OF FREEDOM – Vs. 7

For he that is dead is freed from sin.

 

THE “FOR” OF LIVING – Vs. 10

For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

 

THE “FOR” OF VICTORY – Vs. 14   

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

 

THE “FOR” OF REALIZATION – Vs. 20   

For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

 

THE “FOR” OF PROMISE – Vs. 23   

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

 

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Romans 6:1-11

UNITED WITH CHRIST

 

WE ARE UNITED WITH HIM IN DEATH - Vss. 1-3

WE ARE UNITED WITH HIM IN RESURRECTION - Vss. 4-6

WE ARE UNITED WITH HIM IN FREEDOM - Vss. 7-11

 

 

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Romans 6:11-14

A NEW WAY OF LIVING

 

One of the great problems for the born again Christian is living a life that is victorious over sin.  Romans 6 introduces us to a new way of living, which is the crucified life. Romans 6:1-10 shows us that when Christ died we died, when Christ was buried we were buried, when Christ rose from the dead we rose to a new life in Him.  Based on verses 1-10, the next verses show us how to live a victorious life.

 

RECKON YOUR NEW POSITION Vs. 10

We are dead to sin and alive to God through Christ.

 

REJECT THE OLD PATH Vs. 12

Decide that sin will no longer reign in your life.

 

RELINQUISH TO THE NEW PREMIERE Vs. 13

Yield yourself and all your "members" to God.

 

RELY ON THE NEW PROMISE Vs. 14

 

 

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Romans 6:15-23

WHOSE FOOL ARE YOU?

 

There was a very popular song many years ago that included the lines,

"Everybody is somebody's fool. There is no exception to the rule. Everybody

is somebody's fool." I think the intent of the song was to convey that when

in love one tends to do what that person expects them to do. Hence you

become their fool.

 

I remember reading about a man who carried one of those double placards with

messages on the front and the back. The front said, "I am a fool for

Christ's sake." The back asked, "Whose fool are you?" (I may have gotten

this illustration from Warren Wiersbe, but I'm not sure.)

 

When you are someone's fool, you are his or her servant or slave. You do

what that person wants you to do. In Romans 6:15-23 we discover that

whoever's leadership we follow, or yield to, we are their servant. There are

two choices. You will either be the servant of sin or you will be the

servant of righteousness. If you are the servant of sin, you are Satan's

fool. If you are the servant of righteousness, you are God's fool. When we

are God's fools we are in good company. Paul was a fool for Christ's sake (1

Corinthians 4:10)

 

So, whose fool are you? You might respond, "I'm a Christian, I guess that

makes me God's fool. If you are really a Christian, you are partially right.

But if you are really God's fool as a Christian, you should be living a life

that serves God and not yourself, somebody else, and not something else.

 

Whose fool are you? There are:

 

TWO POSSIBILITIES - Vs. 16

Think of yourself as a slave. That's what the word "servant" means in this

verse. As a slave, you have a choice to make. You can chose to surrender

yourself as a slave to sin, or you can chose to surrender yourself to be a

slave of "obedience unto righteousness." When you surrender to sin you

surrender to Satan. When you surrender to obedience unto righteousness you

surrender to God.

 

TWO POSITIONS - Vss. 17-18

Paul is talking about standing or position in these verses. Before being

saved your position was servant to sin. Ephesians 2:1-3

If you are a true Christian, you have obeyed from the heart the doctrine of

salvation that has delivered you and changed your life. Your position in

God's eyes is "servant of righteousness."

 

TWO PRACTICES - Vs. 19

A person should practice a behavior in line with the position he or she

holds.

A schoolteacher should act like a schoolteacher.

A policeman should act like a policeman.

A pastor should act like a pastor.

It is possible for each of these to not act the way they should. And when a

policeman does not act like a policeman or a schoolteacher does not act like

a schoolteacher, or a pastor does not act like a pastor, there is sure to be

trouble. People get upset, and often the offenders lose their jobs.

 

Based on these illustrations, let me remind you that as Christians, we need

to act as "servants of righteousness" because that is our position. Vs. 19

tells us to yield ourselves as "servants to righteousness unto holiness."

See 1 Peter 1:15-16. In the past we yielded ourselves as slaves to

uncleanness and "iniquity unto iniquity".

 

TWO PROMISES - Vss. 20-22

Before being saved you were a free man. You were free from righteousness.

You had the sure promise of death. Vss. 20-21, Ezekiel 18:4

If you are a Christian you also have a promise. It is the promise of "fruit

unto holiness, and in the end everlasting life."

 

TWO PLACES - Vs. 23

"The wages of sin is death." Death is eternal separation from God in the

Lake of Fire. Revelation 20:11-15

"The gift of God is eternal life..." - Eternal life is in Heaven.

Everyone is going to one of those two places.

 

SO, WHOSE FOOL ARE YOU?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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