No Longer Slaves: Living the Testimony

2023 Summer in Romans  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  38:00
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Living the Testimony

Made for Living

John 10:10 ESV
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Restart Through Forgiveness

1 John 1:9 ESV
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Romans 10:10 ESV
10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

No Longer Slaves

Romans 6:6 ESV
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.
No Longer Enslaved Makes us Free to Choose

From Death to Life

Romans 6:11 ESV
11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Living the Testimony

Romans 6:23 ESV
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

A Clean Start

1 John 1:9 ESV
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Passive Allowance

Romans 6:12 ESV
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.

Active Participation

Romans 6:13 ESV
13 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.

A Subject of Grace

Romans 6:14 ESV
14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

Grace is NOT Permission

Romans 6:15 ESV
15 What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!

Who Masters You?

Romans 6:16 ESV
16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?

A New Kind of Relationship

Romans 6:17 ESV
17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed,

When Slavery Isn’t

Romans 6:18 ESV
18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.

Choose Righteousness

Romans 6:19 ESV
19 I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.

Only One Master

No such thing as multi-taskmasters
Romans 6:20–21 ESV
20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.

Righteous Master

Romans 6:22 ESV
22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.

No Longer Slaves: Living the Testimony

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