When sin increases, grace just increases even more. So, this begs the question: Why not just go out and sin to show off God’s grace?
Paul offers an unexpected answer. He doesn’t issue any threats, and there’s no guilt trip or manipulation. Instead, he asks, “You died to sin. How can you live in it any longer?”
Yes, that’s His answer. So, you could go out and sin, and God’s grace would never run out on you. But look at you! You died with Jesus and awoke as a new person bonded to Him forever.
You’re so different now. How could you live in sin any longer? Or maybe you don’t know all the details of what happened to you at salvation?
God has done something dramatic inside you. Find out exactly what in this essential message!
Discussion Questions for Romans 5:18-6:7:
- Read verse 18. Explain the profound significance of the phrase “justification of life.”
- Read verse 19. React to this statement: You’re righteous because of Someone else’s obedience.
- Read Romans 5:20 and 6:1. What happens when sin increases? What are your thoughts on this?
- Read verse 2. What reason does Paul give for not sinning? Expound on that reason.
- Read verse 3. Why do you think some believers don’t know what happened to them at salvation?
- Read verses 3-6 and then, in your own words, describe everything that took place within you when you believed.
- Read verse 7. How is this different from trying hard to defeat sin or waiting on a future maturity? Explain.