Sunday Morning: December 11, 2005
Text: Romans 6:15-23
MAY WE SIN? NO!
Romans 6:15 What then? shall we sin [aorist active subjunctive, may we sin?], because we are
not under the law, but under grace?
God (not in the text) forbid [may not this be, mh + aorist middle optative]. (because of mh, it could happen, but not likely, optative)
THOSE ABIDING SINNETH NOT
1 John 3:6 Whosoever abideth [present active] in him sinneth [present active] not: whosoever sinneth [present active] hath not seen him, neither known him.
SALVATION IS TO BELIEVE
Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe (not see or know) on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
1 John 3:7 Little children (who enter the kingdom), let no man deceive you: he that doeth [present active] righteousness is righteous [just], even as he is righteous [just].
1 John 3:8 He that committeth [present active, practices] [the] sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God (our high priest) was manifested, that he might destroy [aorist active subjunctive, loosen (now)] the works of the devil.
THE POWER IS THE SEED
1 John 3:9 Whosoever is born of [out from the] God doth not commit [present active] sin; for his seed remaineth [present active] in him: and he cannot [present active, not able] [to] sin [present infinitive], because he is born of God.
THE ONE BELIEVING IS BORN
1 John 5:1 Whosoever believeth [present active] that Jesus is the Christ is born of [out from the] God: . . .
Luke 8:10-11 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the
1 Peter 1:23 Being born again [anagennaw, begotten again], not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for [the] ever [age, kingdom age].
LIVING HOPE OF INHERITANCE
1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again [anagennaw] unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
WHY NOT SIN?
Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield [present active indicative continually yield] yourselves servants to obey [from two words upo + akouw, under + hear], his servants ye are to whom ye obey [present active, under + hear]; whether of sin (master) unto [leading to] death [thanatos, to perish], or of obedience (master) unto [leading to] righteousness?
THAT GRACE MIGHT REIGN
Romans 5:21 That as [ the] sin hath reigned unto [the] death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto [leading to] eternal [age] life (in the millennial kingdom age) by Jesus Christ our Lord.
WE WERE SERVANTS OF THE SIN
Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of [the] sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
PAY ATTENTION TO DOCTRINE
1 Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance [present active] to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
2 Timothy 4:2-4 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
CONTINUE IN MY WORD
John 8:31-32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
FREE TO SERVE
Romans 6:18 Being then made free from (serving the master) [the] sin, ye became the servants of righteousness (through obedience, verse 15).
IN THE SAME WAY
Romans 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded [aorist, in the past] your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity [lawless] unto [leading to] iniquity [lawlessness]; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto [leading to] holiness.
THE BODY HAS MANY MEMBERS
1 Corinthians 12:14-15 For the body is not one member, but many. (hand, foot, eye, ear, feet, mouth)
MORTIFY YOUR MEMBERS
Colossians 3:5 Mortify [put them to death] therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
SERVANT OF SIN ARE CHARGEABLE
Romans 6:20 For when ye were the servants of [the] sin (lawlessness), ye were free from righteousness.
Romans 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death [thanatos, fruit of lawlessness].
Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness [sanctification], and the end everlasting [age] life (in the kingdom age) (fruit of serving God).
Romans 6:23 For the wages of [the] sin is death; but the gift [grace gift (gift by grace)] of God is eternal [age] life (in the kingdom age) through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Revelation 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of [the] hell (grave, Hades) and of [the] death (wages of lawlessness).
SOWING AND REAPING WAGES
John 4:36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal [age]: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
DO NOT FAINT
Galatians 6:8-9 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption (wages); but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life (in the kingdom) everlasting [age] (wages). 9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap (wages of life in the kingdom), if we faint not.