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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Destroying the Body of Sin

Romans 6:3-6

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. I want to concentrate on verse 6
    • 2. Romans 6:6
    • 3. "The body of sin"
    • 4. Three parts to this verse:
      • A. Something happened so that
      • B. Something else could happen
      • C. So that something final could happen
    • 5. Best understood if we reverse the order
  • I. NO LONGER ENSLAVED IN SIN
    • A. God's End Purpose in Plan of Salvation - No Longer Subject to Sin's Tyranny
      • 1. Sin is personified
        • a. Described as a master
        • b. We have been enslaved
        • c. Sin becomes a cruel dominion that exercises us
      • 2. The results of sin - it kills those that are captivated by the body clinging to it
        • a. We deserve death (Romans 6:23)
        • b. A contrast between wages and gift
      • 3. How do we get into this slavery to sin?
        • a. We present ourselves (Romans 6:16)
        • b. We have to obey, sin drives us
      • 4. How do we escape? (Romans 6:17)
      • 5. This is done when the body of sin is destroyed
  • II. THE BODY OF SIN MIGHT BE DESTROYED (What Is This Body?)
    • A. Not the Physical Body (That Was Gnostic View)
      • 1. God did not create a body of sin
      • 2. Jesus had a body, it was not bad
      • 3. Jesus' body was resurrected
      • 4. Our body is a member of Christ (I Corinthians 6:15)
      • 5. Our body is the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 6:19-20)
      • 6. Nothing is changed with the physical body when baptized
      • 7. Our nature is not changed wen we are baptized
      • 8. Something about us dies and then free (Romans 6:7)
      • 9. When Paul was crucified with Christ, he died; Paul the sinner died, or he died to sin (Galatians 2:19-20)
      • 10. When a person becomes a Christian, a sinner dies
      • 11. We die as sinners and raised as saints
  • III. OUR OLD SELF WAS CRUCIFIED WITH HIM
    • A. This Is the Means by Which the Body of Sin Was Executed
    • B. Christ Was Crucified for Our Sin
      • 1. When we die, we are crucified with him
      • 2. Crucifixion is a violent death
        • a. Sin does not go away easily
        • b. It is literally in our baptism
        • c. Baptism (immersion used of people being drowned or ships being sunk)
      • 3. Jesus called His crucifixion a baptism (Mark 10:38; Luke 12:50)
  • Conclusion
    • 1. We get rid of the body of sin as we are baptized into Christ
    • 2. It is God removing the power of sin on your life
    • 3. Now the grace of God removes the power of sin as you enter into His Son
    • 4. The blood of Christ removes the body of sin

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