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TITLE: Buried Alive?

TEXT: Romans 6:1-10

PROPOSITION: The flaw of many people is that they have been buried in baptism without dying to sin.

QUESTION:

KEY WORD:

READING: Same

INTRODUCTION:

          1. Why are many in the church weak, not comitted, not interested, not working, not alive in their faith?

          2. Many think that Romans 6 is about baptism.

          3. It is about dying.  Not physical - but spiritual.

          4. Study the role of death in our salvation.

 

1. We must die to sin                 2

          A. We are dead Colossians 3:3

          B. Put off old man   Colossians 3:5-8

2. Therefore, buried                   4

          A. We bury because the body has died

          B. Same -- spiritually

3. Old man is crucified               6

          A. Crucified = death

          B. Sin has been destroyed

          C. Don't serve sin any more

4. Death frees from:                   7

          A. Obligations and debts

          B. Relationships

          C. SIN in not our master

5. Die w/Christ = live w/him        8

6. Death has no control             9

          A. Fear is major motivator for us

          B. Fear of death = caution

          C. Fear = negative motivator - hinders us

7. Sin does not reign                 12

          A. Do not allow sin to regain control

          B. Sin is not in charge anymore

Conclusion:

          1. Plan of salvation Hear, Believe, Repent, Confess, Die and be Baptized

          2. Only baptism if after a death to sin.

          3. Then comes a resurrection to new life.

          4. Have you died to sin?  Still alive in sin?


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