The Choice Is Yours

Series: Recalibrate | Week 6: Identities Shaped by Grace

Day Four Romans 6:15-19

Pray: Invite God into your time and ask Him to speak to you, then read the passage.

15 Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not! 16 Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. 17 Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. 18 Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living. 19 Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy. – Romans 6:15-19 (NLT)

Discover: Use the Discover section of your Recalibrate journal to write down your answers to the following observation and interpretation questions.
1. What second question does Paul anticipate from his audience based on the first half of Romans 6 (verse 15)? How does he respond?
2. What choice are we given as humans (verses 16, 19)?
3. Where does each choice ultimately lead?

Respond: Use the Respond section of your journal to answer the following application prompts.
1. What does this passage teach me about God?
2. How does this aspect of His character change my view of self and others?
3. What should I do in response and when?

For Further Reading: How Salvation Brings Freedom

For Families with Kids at Home:
Before Jesus, we would often do the wrong thing even though we didn’t want to. That’s because we couldn’t break free from the power of sin on our own. But because of Jesus, we can choose to do the right thing, and God will help us! Take time to pray with your kids and thank Jesus that He helps us do the right thing.

*If you don't have a Recalibrate journal, you can use any journal available to you to write down your responses.
**TPCC does not necessarily endorse all For Further Reading/Learning sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.