Dr.Joe K. Taylor, Senior Pastor, South Reno Baptist Church, Reno, NV October 19, 2014
All Scriptures are printed verbatim with translations noted. Pew Bible Page Number is 1039-1040.
In the Study Verse Section, God’s Word is printed in regular faced text with Pastor Joe’s commentary in the smaller faced text.
Biblical words, underlined with dots, are explained in the brackets.
1. Two Men—Adam, the sinful father of all people and Jesus, the sinless Savor of all
2. Two Acts—Adam sinned and Jesus sacrificed
3. Two Different Results— Because of the sin of one man, Adam, sin was brought
into the world and every human has experienced both physical and spiritual
death. Because of the righteousness of one man, Jesus, every human can
experience eternal life through faith in Him.
Paul Introduces God’s Threefold Method Leading to a Changed Life in Christ:
A. You have been crucified with Christ.
Romans 6:1–3, HCSB - 1What should we say then? Should we continue in sin so that grace may multiply? 2Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3Or are you unaware that all of us who were baptized[see below] into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?
Baptism comes from the Gk word, baptízō meaning “to sink.”
Baptism is a profession.
Baptism is a picture.
Baptism is a promise.
2 Corinthians 4:11, HCSB - 11For we who live are always given over to death because of Jesus, so that Jesus’ life may also be revealed in our mortal flesh.
B. You have been resurrected with Christ.
Romans 6:4–5, HCSB - 4Therefore we were buried with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too may walk in a new way of life. 5For if we have been joined with Him in the likeness of His death, we will certainly also be in the likeness of His resurrection.
C. You have now both dead and alive.
i. Dead to your sin.
Romans 6:6–7, HCSB - 6For we know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that sin’s dominion over the body may be abolished, so that we may no longer be enslaved to sin, 7since a person who has died is freed from sin’s claims.
ii. Alive in the Savior.
Romans 6:8–10, HCSB- 8Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him, 9because we know that Christ, having been raised from the dead, will not die again. Death no longer rules over Him. 10For in light of the fact that He died, He died to sin once for all; but in light of the fact that He lives, He lives to God.Life Application Section: “How do we ‘live to die’ and ‘die to live?’”
“Dead to self—alive to Christ”
1. Vigilance – 1 Peter 5:8, Romans 13.14
2. Imagine the consequences –Ecclesiastes 8:11-13
3. Cry out to God – Psalm 34:6
4. Take thoughts into captivity – 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
5. Omnipresence of God (He is there) – Genesis 39:7-9, Psalm 139:2
6. Rely on the Scriptures – Psalm 119:11, 1 Corinthians 10:13
7. Yield to the Spirit – Romans 8:13
ut thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! - 1 Corinthians 15:57, HCSB/ We must be dead to ourselves and alive to Christ as our victory over sin will be in direct proportion to His victory over us.