Jun 30, 2019 | Andy Voelker

No Longer A Slave to Sin

Romans 6:1-14

Sin wants to be our master, ruling and dominating us. Left to ourselves, we inevitably become its slaves. But God, in compassion, became a man and lived a perfect life, fulfilling Old Testament law and prophecy to redeem us from that slavery.​ ​We then come to the historical event Paul wrote of in today’s passage​.

Knowing this, that our "old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; Romans 6:6 

 

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The theme of the Book of Romans is the gospel: the good news that God declares sinners to be righteous when they trust in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on their behalf. If we get even a glimmer of what this book imparts, we will join Paul on our faces, exclaiming (Rom. 11:33), “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!”