The Living Dead

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Romans 6:6-11
[6] We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. [7] For one who has died has been set free from sin. [8] Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. [9] We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. [10] For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. [11] So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Deep Sheet: Sermon Study Questions
1.   Why does the church constantly need to be called to holiness? How does this passage motivate you to pursue sanctification?
2.   How do we reconcile the fact that our old self has already died to sin / been crucified with Christ with the need to continually “put off [our] old self” (Eph. 4:22)?
3.   What does it mean that we are no longer enslaved to sin? How do we see this play out in the Christian life?
4.   What are the present and future implications of Christ’s resurrection? How is this imaged in baptism?
5.   What does Paul mean when he says that the resurrected Christ “lives to God”? What does this mean for us?

References: John 17:17; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Ephesians 4:22-24; Galatians 5:24; Romans 8:3; Hebrews 7:27; 9:28; Matthew 1:21; 2 Corinthians 5:21.

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