Finding Freedom Series Part 2 - Study Notes
“For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. – 1 John 3:8 KJV”
Jesus was made manifest to destroy sin.
Why? for you and me.. so we could be brought back into fellowship with our loving father. Not a relationship based on fear but on love. Praise God!
Romans 5:8 reads, But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Most of us understand and believe that Jesus died for our sins, but it is equally important that we understand that we are those who have died to sin.
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. – 2 Corinthians 5:21
Romans 4:25 reads, “He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our righteousness.”
What is our response to such a glorious gift?
Do we go on sinning are we powerless over sin?
Romans 6:1 “…What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?
Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?
1 Peter 2:24, “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,
that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness:”
According to the book of Romans Chapter 6,
Two conditions are open to every one of us,
- we can live as slaves to sin, that is by choice or if we lack knowledge about our ability to exercise dominion over sin
- Or as slaves to righteousness.
The good news of the cross is that, we are not powerless over sin!
We can choose to live above sin because of what Jesus has done.
Christ in us gives us the power to choose life, to reign in life!
Romans 6:14 reads, “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.” NKJV
1 Corinthians 15:34 reads, “Awake to righteousness, and do not sin.”
Sin is no longer our default nature, we have been removed from Adam and are now in Christ Jesus.
Let’s read Romans 6:6-7
“… knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin.
Because of Jesus sacrifice he has given you and I the power to resist sin, to over-come sin, to dominate sin, to live above sin.
This is the freedom from sin!
Once separated from God by our sin and now brought near by the blood of Jesus and no longer slaves to sin.
Romans 6:11-14 reads, “Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Therefore, do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
1 Peter 4:1, “Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin.”
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