Live a new life in Jesus Christ.
Brother Pablo Molina
Romans 6:1–11 (ESV)
1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?
2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?
3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.
6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
7 For one who has died has been set free from sin.
8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.
9 We know that Christ being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.
10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God.
11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Jesus Christ.
Look at the empty tomb. He is not there. He has risen. All of us can live a new life in and through the Lord Jesus Christ. Consider this passage in Romans. God will tell you how you can have a new life. You can begin again.
1.Where does this new life begin? (Rom. 10:9–10)
a. By confessing that Jesus Christ is Lord
b. By believing that God raised Jesus from the dead
2.What does this new life mean? (Rom. 6:5–11)
a. We are united with Christ in His death (v. 5). Our old self is crucified with Him (v. 6). Old = palaios = useless. Our body of sin is done away with (v. 6). Sin is rendered powerless by the death of Christ and His resurrection. Our slavery to sin has ended (v. 7; cf. Rom. 6:17–18, 22).
b. We are alive with Christ in His resurrection (vv. 8–11). Because we have a new heart (Ezek. 36:26) Because we have a new spirit (Ezek. 36:27; 18:31) Because we have a new song (Ps. 40:3) Because we have a new name (Rev. 2:17) Because we have a new beginning (2 Cor. 5:17)