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"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
Galatians 5:19-21.



1. Whoever commits sin is what?

    Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever
    commits sin is the servant of sin. (John 8:34)

"His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden
with the cords of his sins." Proverbs 5:22.

"Know you not, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants
you are to whom you obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto
righteousness?" Romans 6:16.



2. What are the wages for serving sin?

    For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through
    Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)



3. What was the mission of Jesus?

    And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS:
    for he shall save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)



4. What does it mean to be saved from our sins?

    Being then made free from sin, you became the servants of righteousness.
    (Romans 6:18)



5. Can Jesus really free us from sin's control?

    If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
    (John 8:36)

"For sin shall not have dominion over you." Romans 6:14.



6. Can we serve both God and sin?

    No man or woman can serve two masters: for either he or she will hate the one, and love
    the other; or else he or she will hold to the one, and despise the other. You
    cannot serve God and mammon
    . (Matthew 6:24)



7. So what must we do?

    And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day
    whom ye will serve
    ; whether the gods which your fathers served that
    were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in
    whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve
    the LORD. (Joshua 24:15)



8. When we choose to serve the Lord, what does He cause to
happen within us?

    Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of
    sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
    (Romans 6:6)



9. What may we then reckon ourselves to be?

    Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive
    unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:11)

"How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?" "For he that is
dead is freed from sin." Romans 6:2, 7.



10. We put off the old man, which is what?

    That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which
    is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; (Ephesians 4:22)



11. And we put on the new man, which is what?

    And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in
    righteousness and true holiness
    . (Ephesians 4:24)

"Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me."
Psalm 51:10.

"Therefore if any man or woman be in Christ, he or she is a new creature; old things are passed
away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17.



12. We receive grace and the gift of what?

    For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they
    which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness
    shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) (Romans 5:17)

"Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and
upon all them that believe." Romans 3:22.



13. We are made what?

    For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the
    obedience of one shall many be made righteous. (Romans 5:19)



14. How much does this being made righteous cost us?

    Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to
    condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came
    upon all men unto justification of life. (Romans 5:18)



15. Receiving this gift, we become filled with what?

    And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you
    might be filled with all the fulness of God. (Ephesians 3:19)



16. We are then a partaker of what?

    Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:
    that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having
    escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (2 Peter 1:4)



17. When this happens what is our relation to the sinful habits that once
enslaved us?

    Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that
    by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the
    corruption that is in the world
    through lust. (2 Peter 1:4)



18. How is a person's life different after being liberated from the servitude
of sin?

    That he or she no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts
    of men, but to the will of God
    . (1 Peter 4:2)

"For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the
Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine,
revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries." 1 Peter 4:3.



19. How does Paul emphasize again the new status of the believer?

    But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye
    have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
    (Romans 6:22)



20. How should this new status affect our future plans?

    But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for
    the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof
    . (Romans 13:14)

"Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the
lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of
unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God." Romans 6:12, 13.



21. Upon what condition may we continue to partake of the power
of Christ?

    For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our
    confidence stedfast unto the end
    ; (Hebrews 3:14)

"If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed; and you shall
know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31.



22. If through unbelief a person falls back into his former passions, what
has he probably forgotten?

    But he or she that lacks these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and
    hath forgotten that he or she was purged from his old sins. (2 Peter 1:9)



23. Of what may we be confident?

    Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good
    work in you will perform it
    until the day of Jesus Christ:
    (Philippians 1:6)



24. What is Jesus able to do?

    Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you
    before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
    (Jude 1:24)



25. Is that expecting too much of the Lord?

    Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that
    we ask or think
    , according to the power that works in us,
    (Ephesians 3:20)



26. Do we need anything that His divine power has not supplied?

    According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain
    unto life and godliness
    , through the knowledge of him that hath called
    us to glory and virtue: (2 Peter 1:3)

"He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he
not with him also freely give us all things?" Romans 8:32.

"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by
Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19.



27. How may we obtain the transforming gift of God's righteousness?

    Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it
    shall be opened unto you: (Matthew 7:7)



28. Then what positive action are we to take?

    Neither yield you your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto
    sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead,
    and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
    (Romans 6:13)

"For as you have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity
unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness
unto holiness." Romans 6:19.



29. What will our testimony then be?

    O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son or daughter of thine
    handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds. (Psalms 116:16)


In the Light of God's Word...

I understand that God is able to put His righteousness in me, making me a
new person, free from sin's control.

I desire to receive that righteousness of God in my life.

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(Author: Ken LeBrun, North American Bible Correspondence School)

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