Group Questions. What hinders us from recognizing our sin? Why do we allow sin to rule in our lives? Romans 6:2 says we have “died to Sin”. Romans 6:12 says we are not to let sin “reign in our mortal bodies”. How can sin reign in our mortal bodies if we have died to sin?
What hinders us from recognizing our sin? Why do we allow sin to rule in our lives?
Romans 6:2 says we have “died to Sin”. Romans 6:12 says we are not to let sin “reign in our mortal bodies”. How can sin reign in our mortal bodies if we have died to sin?
How Should Jesus’ work – the forgiveness that His death & resurrection accomplished – motivate us to deal with our sin?S
Someone whom Christ bought with His own blood on the cross and has separated unto Himself to be His own possession
My memory is nearly gone; but I remember two things: that I am a great sinner, and that Christ is a great Savior.
(1 Timothy 1:13) – though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent….
(1 Timothy 1:15) – …Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.
(1 Corinthians 15:9 – AD 55) – For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
(Ephesians 3:8– AD 60)– To me, though I am the very least of all the saints…
(1 Timothy 1:15– AD 63 /64) – …Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.
a Shorthand Expression for the Entire Work of Christ (Life, Death, Resurrection) for us & His Present Work in us through the Holy Spirit.
The Gospel PREPARES us to see our sin
The Gospel FREES us to see our sin
The Gospel MOTIVATES us to deal with our sin
By acknowledging my sin, I mean more than a halfhearted admission to myself that I acted selfishly in a given instance. Rather, I mean a wholehearted, defenseless admission, ‘I am a selfish person, and that particular act was only a manifestation of the selfishness that still dwells within me’. But in order to make such an admission, I need the assurance that my selfishness is forgiven – that God no longer holds it against me.”
Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin."
For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live
Ihave been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
In this is love, not that we [I] have loved God but that he loved us [me] and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our [my] sins.
“I begin each day with the realization that despite my being a saint, I still sin every day in thought, word, deed, and motive”
“I then generalize the Scripture’s promises of God’s forgiveness to all my life”
He then confesses to God that “my only hope of right standing with Him that day is Jesus’ blood shed for my sins, and His righteous life lived on my behalf”
(6:2) – …How can we who died to sin…
(6:8) – Now if we have died with Christ…
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.
For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
Convicts Us of Sin
Uses Scripture to Reprove & Correct Us
Works Through our Consciences
Empowers Us to Deal With Our Sin
Brings Into Our Lives Circumstances that Challenge Us
Apply the Gospel
Depend on the Holy Spirit
Recognize Your Responsibility
Identify Specific Respectable Sins
Memorize and Apply Appropriate Scriptures
Cultivate the Practice of Prayer
Involve One or A Few Other Believers with you