The Great News of the Gospel – Part 12

We’re under grace, so why not just sin?

Paul’s answer in Romans 6 is essentially this: Look at you! You’ve got an obedient heart now, and you’re addicted to righteousness. You’ll never be happy sinning, because sin is hard work with no real payoff!

I love this chapter, because it reveals the true nature of God’s counsel. There’s no guilt, no manipulation, and no fear. Instead, God gives you a healthy motivation to avoid sin and bear fruit. And it has everything to do with who you are now!

I’m sure by now you’ve heard a lot of religious guilt trips. It’s time to ditch that whole shame game and enjoy lasting motivation brought to you by the God of the universe!

Discussion Questions for Romans 6:15-23:

  1. What is the radical question asked in verse 15?
  2. What is the rationale given in verse 16?
  3. What does Paul say happened to you in verse 17?
  4. In your own words, explain verse 18. Be specific.
  5. What is the parallel draw in verse 19?
  6. What two key words in verse 21 offer reasons not to sin? Are they persuasive for you?
  7. How is “enslaved to God” a synonym for sanctification in verse 22?
  8. Verse 23 talks about the “wages” of sin. How is sin hard work? Is expressing Jesus hard work? Why or why not?

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