LIVING BY GRACE

LIVING BY GRACE

Live the abundant life through living by grace. Obey the five commands found in Romans 6:11-13 and experience your life “in Christ.”  Notice that each command is either to believe something or  to choose something.

Romans 6:11-13c (NKJV) Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. 13 and do  not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

The Five Commands

 

Believe      Romans 6:11

Reckon (believe) yourselves to be dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Choose      Romans 6:12

Do not let sin reign in your mortal body that you should obey it in its lust.


Choose      Romans 6:13a

Do not present your members (body) as instruments of  unrighteousness to sin.


Choose & Believe      Romans 6:13b

 

Present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead.

 


Choose      Romans 6:13c

(Present) your members (body) as instruments of righteousness to God.


We can and should obey each of these verses because Romans 6:3-5 teaches that all believers have been baptized into Jesus … and as a result all believers have been baptized into His death, burial, and resurrection.

Romans 6:3-5  (NIV) … Or don’t you know that all of those who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death … burial … and resurrection.