DEAD TO SIN, ALIVE IN CHRIST
There is an elephant in the room in the book of Romans, so rather than ignoring it we are going to tackle it head on. It’s not a topic that people like talking about, but you know us here at TYB we like to tackle the hard topics so that we can walk in freedom. The topic I am talking about is sin.
Romans 6 addresses the concept of being “Dead to Sin, Alive to Christ”. When we look at Romans in my NT Survey class after reading Romans 6 in full, I ask the students “Do you feel dead to sin?” Most answer the same way, “No I really don’t, sometimes I feel like sin is alive and thriving in me.” One student said “Only when I’m asleep!” When we are all honest, we all battle with sin on a daily basis. I love the Tweety Bird cartoon, that says “Dear Lord, So far today I am doing alright, I haven’t gossipped, lost my temper, been greedy, cursed, been nasty or selfish.. But I will be getting out of bed in a minute and I think that I will really need your help then!