Thesis: What Christians need to grow in holiness is
the very gospel which released us from the curse of
>The Gospel is free, unmerited and irrevocable Grace
>We should not do religious things to feel good, but
desire to grow as a Christian.
>We are bent over to our selves
>Paul affirmed he was the greatest of all sinners
>As Paul looked more to Jesus he realize more of his
>We need to grow in the gospel and the growth comes
1. A New Condition: Union with Christ. Romans 6:1-11
>Union with Christ: in His death, in His
resurrection, is repeated often in the NT
>This is our new identity, not our other assoication
>We have a new power in us-newness of life- sin no
longer has power over us.
>The Gospel of free, unmerited and irrevocable Grace
>In Christ, sin no longer reigns, it has been
dethroned by Christ!
>Because we are no longer under the guilt and
condemnation of the Law (in Christ); therefore, we
have the freedom and the power to walk in NEWNESS of