Sermon Audio: Feb 27, 2011
1718 E. 10th St., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870    *    (252) 535-5355    *   Billy Meinsen, Minister
Billy Meinsen,
Minister
(NIV)
Death Through Adam, Life Through Christ
Romans 5
20 The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more,

21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our
Lord. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
The Meaning of Baptism:
Proclaiming an Identity with Christ
Romans 6
1 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning, so that grace may increase?

2 By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?

3 Or don't you know that all of us who were baptised into Christ Jesus were baptised into his death?

4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory
of the Father, we too may live a new life.

5 If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection.

6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be
slaves to sin—

7 because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.

8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.

9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.

10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.

11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.

13 Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been
brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.

14 For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.  You see, at just the right time, when we were still
powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ

  • follow Jesus' example
  • follow Jesus' command
  • seek remission of sin

  • die to the old life
  • lie buried beneath the water
  • rise anew
What
Why
Scripture
Romans 5:20 - 6:14