Fall Bible Study: Romans Chapter 6


Words to Ponder:

  • Death: The end of life; the total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions of an organism. Spiritual Death: The separation of the man from God.
  • Enslaved: To make a slave of; reduce to slavery; subjugate Enchain, shackle; control, dominate.
  • Mortal: Of or relating to human beings as subject to death; human: belonging to this world. The condition of being subject to death.
  • Obedience: The act or practice of obeying; dutiful or submissive compliance: Subservience, deference. To comply with or follow the commands.
  • Discipline: Training to act in accordance with rules. Behavior in accord with rules of conduct. A branch of knowledge. Self control.

Discussion and Reflection:

  1. What subject is introduced in 6:1? How might the previous teaching raise such questions?
  2. Many people believe that baptism is a sprinkling, pouring, or immersion. Explain what v4 teaches regarding this subject.
  3. Explain the connection between baptism and Jesus’ death and resurrection.
  4. What does it mean to present our bodies as instruments of sin or instruments of righteousness?
  5. Explain what it means to be a slave of sin.
  6. What do these verses teach about obedience and freedom from sin? Does Romans teach we are saved by faith without obedience? Explain.

Memory Verse:

“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I [Jesus] came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]”

John 10:10