Romans 6: 1b-11
Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin–because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
When we were born into this world, we all had a sentence of death passed on to each of us from the sin of Adam and Eve. When we accepted Jesus Christ and were baptized, we died to sin and were buried into his death in order that we may live a new life without the guilt of sin. If we are united with Christ in his death, we will also be resurrected to live with him. We are dead to sin and alive in Christ to bring glory to God our Father.
We no longer have to be a slave to sin. Father thank you that we can become alive in Christ by yielding ourselves in faith and baptism to your word. We desire to live in newness of life without sin while growing to become more like the people you have created us to be for your glory. We ask in Jesus’ name, amen.