Resurrection Power From Sin’s Control

Introduction: Romans chapter six is loaded with truth! Herein lies the key to living the abundant life.

While being led by the Holy Spirit, the apostle Paul articulates the process of overcoming thru Jesus Christ. Because of His death, burial and resurrection believers can experience a new-found power available to flesh out the New Life in Christ. 

This is possible by the de-thronement of SELF and en-thronement of the Spirit.


1. Crucified with Christ! (Rom 6:6) – “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.”

This truth is experienced thru faith. Humanly speaking, it does not make sense. But come to think of it, neither does being forgiven of our sins thru the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, unless you believe by faith.

2. Raised with Christ! (Rom 6:11) – “Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Being Dead to sin but Alive unto God is the door that opens to the abundant life in Christ. Again, this can only be experienced by the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

Does this make sense? Spiritually? Of course, much more could be written but space will not allow. 

3. Overcoming thru Christ! (Rom 6:12-13) – “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, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.”

It all depends on who is in control… the Holy Spirit or unholy Self. Honestly, it boils down to submission.

Conclusion: Discover the Power! Unbelievable. But achievable.

Love y’all,
Pastor Randy Reese