David C Cook COVID-19 Response


Freedom from Sin

Lesson 9 


Spring 2022


By: RLD Editorial Team 


May 01, 2022

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Lesson Focus:

Leave your sin in the grave and live with Christ.

Bible Basis:

Romans 6:1–14

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

Leave your sin in the grave and live with Christ.

These videos and materials are for your personal use.
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Music Video, Traditional: “From All that Dwell Below the Skies”
Music Video, Multicultural: “I Won’t Go Back” by William McDowell
Music Video, Contemporary: “Up and Alive” by Chris Sayburn
Guzik’s Commentary on Romans 6
Matthew Henry’s Commentary on Romans 6
Ellicott’s Commentary on Romans 6

Memory Verse:

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.
—Romans 6:5

Step 1

Materials Needed:

  • None

NBA stars CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard spent nearly nine seasons playing together with the Portland Trail Blazers. Then for this season, McCollum was traded to New Orleans, where he made the Pelicans part of the conversation in the 2022 playoffs. For over eight years, McCollum and Lillard became close friends and adapted their play styles to enhance the strengths of the other. This year, Lillard had to watch his friend play in a different jersey. “It’s weird, man,” Lillard said. “It’s weird to see him enjoying playing with somebody else. It’s almost like a little bit of jealousy, like…man, he’s having fun playing with them.” But when the trade happened, it did make sense to Lillard. “Look at their team: They got the talent; they got the youth mixed with a little bit of experience—and you throw [CJ] into the mix, and you really got something.”

Before salvation, every person serves sin. Paul says we’re all slaves to sin outside of the Lord. But when we come to Christ, we switch teams. We switch alliances and masters, and we become available to serve Jesus instead. Paul speaks of it as a death and resurrection. New Christians are set free to offer themselves as slaves not to sin, but to the risen Lord.


  • When has someone you had partnered with become allied with a new person or group? How did you feel about it?
  • In what ways can someone be enslaved to sin?
  • How can Christians make sure they never enter again into slavery to sin?

Looking for Steps 2, 3 & 4?

You can find Steps 2, 3 & 4 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

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