St. John's Lutheran
We Will Be United With Him!
Romans 6:1-5 New International Version
Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ 6 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 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. 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.
Friday - April 30
Luther: “The meaning of the apostle’s word is clear. For all these propositions: 1) to be dead to sin; 2) but to live unto God; 3) to serve with the mind the law of God and with the flesh the law of sin, mean nothing else than this, that we do not yield to our evil lusts and to sin, even though sin still remains in us. (In other words, sin is still in us in this life, but as children of God we fight against it using the blessed gifts of God’s Law and Gospel promise). This is the same as saying: 4) Sin does not have dominion, does not rule; but 5) righteousness does rule. We are sinful until the end of our life.