Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Slave of Christ (Righteousness) Described

But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed,  Romans 6:17

A. Every Human Being is a Spiritual Slave

1. By birth, in Adam, enslaved to sin, death

Rom. 6:16a, Matt. 6:24

2. By new birth, in Christ, enslaved to obedience, righteousness

Rom. 6:16d

B. The Slave of Christ (Righteousness) Described

Rom. 6:17

1. The Controlling Attitude from Christ’s Slave: Giving Thanks

Rom. 6:17a, 1 Cor. 1:4, Eph. 1:15-16, Phil. 1:3-4, Col. 1:3, 1 Thess. 1:2, 2 Thess. 1:3, 1 Tim. 1:12, 2 Tim. 1:3, Phi. 4-5

2. The Change in Christ’s Slave

Rom. 6:17b, 1 Cor. 6:9-11, Ezek. 36:25-27

3. The Lifestyle of Christ’s Slave

a. Obedience to God’s Word: the will

Rom. 6:17, Rom. 1:5-6, Rom. 16:25-26, James 1:22

b. Wholehearted obedience to God’s Word: the heart

Rom. 6:17, Matt. 22:36-38, Eph. 3:14-17

c. Informed obedience to God’s Word: the mind

Rom. 6:17, Rom. 1:15-16, 1 Cor. 15:1-4