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FROM THE PASTOR'S STUDY

Topic: Message Outlines: Chapter 6

Romans 6:11-14 (2)

by Darrel Cline
(darrelcline biblical-thinking.org)

Chapter # 6 Paragraph # 3 Study # 2
October 17, 2006
Lincolnton, N.C.

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Thesis:We have the power to do what is right.

Introduction:In our study last week we saw that Paul's first exhortation in chapter six has to do with making a fundamental truth-decision about what is actually true in regard to our present "condition". He says we are to "reckon" ourselves to be dead to sin and alive to God. This is a "faith" decision rooted in the actual declaration of truth by God, and it is a decision that will have a host of opponents in our material world. But, we are called upon to "reckon" that we are, in deed, dead to sin and alive to God.

However, this is not the whole truth. It is the foundational truth. There is more to it than simply "reckoning" upon a divinely given truth. This is obvious in that Paul still has more to write. So, this evening we are going to look further into his exhortations to see what needs to be "added" to the "reckoning."


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