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Weapons For Righteousness

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12.27.20 | From Faith to Faith

Weapons For Righteousness

Noel Heikkinen

Romans 6:1-14

God’s grace covers over every sin in our life, both past and future. So as followers of Jesus, does that mean we’re free to keep sinning? Pastor Noel Jesse Heikkinen reiterates Paul’s strong “no” to this question. The life Jesus is calling us to is better than this world has to offer; it’s better than the cheap thrill of sin. We can avoid sin not because we are scared of judgement, but because sin is no longer who we are.

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The law came along to multiply the trespass. But where sin multiplied, grace multiplied even more.
Romans 5:20

What should we say then? Should we continue in sin so that grace may multiply?
Romans 6:1

Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Or are you unaware that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
Romans 6:2-3

For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and we were all given one Spirit to drink.
1 Corinthians 12:13

Therefore 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 newness of life.
Romans 6:4

There is a chemistry of the heart (we are united to Christ) that is greater than the math of the mind (I am saved so I can sin).

Bryan Chappel

For if we have been united with him in the likeness of his death, we will certainly also be in the likeness of his resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be rendered powerless so that we may no longer be enslaved to sin, since a person who has died is freed from sin.
Romans 6:5-7

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him, because we know that Christ, having been raised from the dead, will not die again. Death no longer rules over him.
Romans 6:8-9

For the death he died, he died to sin once for all time; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So, you too consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Romans 6:10-11

What should we say then? Should we continue in sin so that grace may multiply?
Romans 6:1

Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, so that you obey its desires. And do not offer any parts of it to sin as weapons for unrighteousness. But as those who are alive from the dead, offer yourselves to God, and all the parts of yourselves to God as weapons for righteousness.
Romans 6:12-13

For sin will not rule over you, because you are not under the law but under grace.
Romans 6:2-3