Series: Living the Life
Title: “Handling the Problem of Sin” - Part One
“For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.” Romans 6:14
In Romans, Chapter 6, Paul gives wonderfully optimistic promises about our relationship to sin. As Christians, he says we have died to sin; we are not slaves to sin anymore; it no longer reigns in us and does not master us. Our first inclination is probably to think how is this possible? Everyday we are surrounded by temptation and battle with sin. This week, Author and Bible teacher, Charles Price, tells us what we need to know about our relationship with sin and how we are to deal with it.
Ultimately, the power of sin is death and we are all sinners. Paul says, “There is no one righteous, not even one” (Romans 3:10). In Romans 6:23, he tells us, “The wages of sin is death.” As Christians, we are united to Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. Paul writes, “If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin – because anyone who has died has been freed from sin” (Romans 6:5-7). Sin is not going to destroy us because it has already been destroyed in the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. The power of sin has been broken and the death that is its consequence has been paid.
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