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Sin brings death, whereas obedience to God brings eternal life.

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Romans 6:21–23 ESV
But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Introduction:
Illustration:

Once Upon a Time

Let’s take a look at the first of three verses from our text...
Romans 6:21 ESV
But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.
The fruit we were ashamed of was produced by the flesh; encouraged by the world and the father of lies...
Once upon a time this is how we lived
according to the flesh and the world
it was our master - we were it’s slaves
1 Corinthians 6:9–11 ESV
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Once upon a time we were walking toward our destruction
Our minds were set on earthly things
Philippians 3:19 ESV
Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.
When you live for only what you see you cannot live a life of faith
because faith is the evidence of things not seen Heb 11:1 KJV
faith is a conviction of things not seen Heb 11:1 ESV
Living by sight only builds human; earthly; worldly desire
that type of life only leads to sin...
James 1:15 ESV
Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
[Once upon a time we were Slaves to Sin and Death…but now there exists a way to move from Here to Eternity…]

Now Slaves of God

There is hope and a better way to spend eternity...
The second verse of our text reads...
Romans 6:22 ESV
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.
To produce this fruit one must know the truth
and God’s word is truth Jn 17:17
John 8:32 ESV
and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
That truth will lead you to a water grave of baptism everytime
there we are born again;
added to the family of God
becoming slaves of God and righteousness...
The Spiritual Law of the New Testament has set us free from the Old Covenant of sin and death which no man could keep...
Romans 8:2 ESV
For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
Now we live as the righteousness of God
We are no longer under the curse of...
the world
the flesh
that comes from the father of lies
Jesus sacrifice on Calvary’s Cross has set us free and we ought to live like it
Jesus didn’t die that we might continue in sin
Jesus didn’t die that we might return to the ways of the world
Jesus didn’t didn’t die so we could gratify the fleshly nature of wickedness
Jesus didn’t die that we should continue being duped by the father of lies
No! We understand the responsibility that comes from being freed and it is eternally liberating...
1 Peter 2:16 ESV
Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.
[Romans 6:21-23 demonstrates the contrasts between...
The Epistle to the Romans 2. Freed from Sin’s Power to Serve Righteousness (6:15–23)

This is the clear parallelism between vv. 21 and 22 that is created if v. 21 is punctuated with a question mark after “then”:

Status

Result

Outcome

v. 21:

“then”: slaves of sin, free from righteousness

“fruit” bringing shame

death

v. 22:

“now”: free from sin, slaves of God

“fruit” bringing sanctification

eternal life

Paul highlights the negative nature of the “freedom” enjoyed by Christians in their past by showing that the “fruit” of which they are now ashamed resulted from that freedom.

Wage Earned versus a Gift Received

Romans 6:23 ESV
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The Epistle to the Romans 2. Freed from Sin’s Power to Serve Righteousness (6:15–23)

We may summarize the verse by noting, with Lloyd-Jones, its three contrasts: the master that is served—sin versus God; the outcome of that service—death versus eternal life; and the means by which this outcome is attained—a “wage” earned versus a gift received.

What we work and sow, is what we recieve
What do you work for?
Do you work for self, or God?
What bank account do you see your wages going into?
is your sexual immorality deposited in a Righteous Bank account?
is your idolatry deposited in a Righteous Bank account?
Is your thievery deposited in a Righteous Bank account?
Is your Greed; your drunkeness; your revelry; your lies; are these the investments you are banking on for eternity?
Will they be cashed in for admittance into the Kingdom of Heaven?
Galatians 6:7–8 ESV
Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
No!
We need a different currency to live by
We need a new standard to guide us
We need need to move to a Blessed Assurance
We can move from here to an eternity with God and all His Saints
but we got to start living in that faith now
while we are in this world
with all it’s obstacles and trappings
We need to believe the testimony revealed to us in scripture about the one who died for our sins that we might have an opportunity for eternal life.
1 John 5:11–12 ESV
And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
Now and in the future we proclaim and live by the testimony of this Word that moves us from now to eternity
We preach today and we’ll preach October 18-20 at the Eternity Workshops
Conclusion:
Once upon a time we we’re slaves to wickedness and free from righteousness
where are you at today?
have you obeyed the Lord’s Doctrine that sets you free from sin?
Now we are free and can be free as the slaves of God
by being born again
you can start making deposits of righteousness stored up in Heaven where no man can steal it nor can it be corrupted
All our works are like filthy rags before God
It’s time to accept His free gift of Grace by obeying and following His Way...

God’s Plan of Salvation

Romans 10:17 ESVSo faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Romans 10:17 ESV
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Acts 16:31 ESVAnd they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Acts 16:31 ESV
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Luke 13:3 ESVNo, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.
Luke 13:3 ESV
No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.
Romans 10:10 ESVFor with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Romans 10:10 ESV
For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Galatians 3:27 ESVFor as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Galatians 3:27 ESV
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:58 ESVTherefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
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