|Why is the world so bad if God is so good?||1:17-32||Sin|
|Who Judges Who?||2:1-13||Sin|
|Living in a perfect World||2:17-24||Sin|
|The Year 2020 A.D||3:13-24||Sin|
|Problems: Where do they start?||3:19-26||Salvation|
|Getting right with God.||4:1-13||Faith|
|What are you worth?||5:1-10||Faith|
|Who are you willing to die for||5:6-11||Salvation|
1. What do you think "Trains find their freedom on the tracks" means?
2. Would sport be better with or without rules? Why?
3. What would be the advantages?
4. What would be the disadvantages?
Romans 6:1-23 "What should we say? Should we keep on sinning, so that God's kindness will show up even better? 2No, we should not! If we are dead to sin, how can we go on sinning? 3Don't you know that all who share in Christ Jesus by being baptised also share in his death? 4When we were baptised, we died and were buried with Christ. We were baptised, so that we would live a new life, as Christ was raised to life by the glory of God the Father.
5If we shared in Jesus' death by being baptised, we will surely be raised to life with him. 6We know that the persons we used to be were nailed to the cross with Jesus. This was done, so that our sinful bodies would no longer be the slaves of sin. 7We know that sin does not have power over dead people.
8As surely as we died with Christ, we believe we will also live with him. 9We know that death no longer has any power over Christ. He died and was raised to life, never again to die. 10When Christ died, he died for sin once and for all. But now he is alive, and he lives only for God. 11In the same way, you must think of yourselves as dead to the power of sin. But Christ Jesus has given life to you, and you live for God.
12Don't let sin rule your body. After all, your body is bound to die, so don't obey its desires 13or let any part of it become a slave of evil. Give yourselves to God, as people who have been raised from death to life. Make every part of your body a slave that pleases God. 14Don't let sin keep ruling your lives. You are ruled by God's kindness and not by the Law.
15What does all this mean? Does it mean we are free to sin, because we are ruled by God's kindness and not by the Law? Certainly not! 16Don't you know that you are slaves of anyone you obey? You can be slaves of sin and die, or you can be obedient slaves of God and be acceptable to him. 17You used to be slaves of sin. But I thank God that with all your heart you obeyed the teaching you received from me. 18Now you are set free from sin and are slaves who please God.
19I am using these everyday examples, because in some ways you are still weak. You used to let the different parts of your body be slaves of your evil thoughts. But now you must make every part of your body serve God, so that you will belong completely to him.
20When you were slaves of sin, you didn't have to please God. 21But what good did you receive from the things you did? All you have to show for them is your shame, and they lead to death. 22Now you have been set free from sin, and you are God's slaves. This will make you holy and will lead you to eternal life. 23Sin pays off with death. But God's gift is eternal life given by Jesus Christ our Lord."
5. Since Jesus forgives all our sins (past, present and future) should we try to not sin? Why?
6. In what why's are we one with Jesus' death?
7. How can sinning be slavery?
8.How can you beat sin in your life?
9. What are three things you can do in your life to be more like Jesus?