"Grace: Newness of Life in Death"

May 14, 2016

“Grace: Newness of Life in Death”

Blessings folk!

God’s grace.
His gift.

And as one might expect, the evil one seeks to pervert the grace of the Lord.

We see it all the time in varied ways.

Paul dealt with one element of this in Romans 6.

Remember, Romans 6 flows directly from Romans 5.
The chapter division and versification of the Word, though useful, will often distract from a correct interpretation of a passage.

Some during Paul’s time sought to use grace as an excuse to sin and do as they desired.
The same occurs today.
Hear the response of the Spirit through Paul…

Rom 6:1-4
What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase?

May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?

Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?

Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.

The argument was this.
If it takes more grace to forgive, then let us sin more. God will provide more grace!

God’s response?
May it never be!!

If we are truly saved…
If we have truly died to sin…
Then how can we still live in sin?

If we are saved…
If we have been baptized into His death…
Then we will die daily to self and walk in the newness of His life.

We are buried with Him in death.
We walk with Him in Life.