SUNDAY, June 26, 2022 WALKING FREE ...NOT MASTERED Walking Free Series, part 2 Josh Lawrence, Associate Pastor Weekly Sunday Morning Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Locations & Times
  • Southern Hills Baptist Church
    5590 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74105, USA
    Sunday 10:24 AM
    Sunday 10:00 AM

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Romans 6:16-17

Have you ever asked yourself the question – “Why do I keep on doing this?”

The truth is everyone is mastered by something or someone, and if not God you are not walking free. The question of “Why do I keep on doing this?” is a frustration question.
You were designed to be Mastered by God. Repeatedly, the Apostle Paul would instruct believers to - WALK BY THE SPIRIT because that is walking free.

The question is how do you participate and keep from being mastered by something else?

In Romans 6, Paul teaches believers they are IN Christ. Christ rose from the dead. He defeated sin and death. Paul is trying to get believers to understand that IN CHRIST you get to experience that effect. Sin and Death have no authority over you either. They are not your master.
DECLARE…Declare that SIN is not your master…Jesus is…Look at all these declarations Paul writes in Romans 6…

We are those who have died to sin; (Romans 6:2)

For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin - (Romans 6:6)

Count yourselves to dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus (Romans 6:11).
OFFER… Sin is no longer is your master or controls you UNLESS you OFFER yourself to it…

Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey – (Romans 6:16)

To offer yourself means to give your time, energy, attention, availability.

whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? (Romans 6:16)
Two categories with two different results. The first is to offer yourself to something or someone other than God. The result is death. Whenever sin is the master, something is dying.

The other category is to offer yourself to obedience to Christ, and the result is righteousness, which means to have peace because you are in right relationship with God.

What (or who) are you offering yourself to these days?
But OFFER yourselves to the ways of God and the freedom never quits. His commands set you FREE to live openly in His freedom! (Romans 6:17 MSG)

Try taking God out of this verse and put something else in there. You know it won’t work. Jesus is the only Master you could offer yourself to and the freedom never quits.

He’s the only Master you can offer yourself to that also offered Himself to you.

Declaring sin is no longer your master. Offering yourself to Jesus is walking free, and it’s not only good for you, but everyone who loves you.

WORSHIP - on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Friday night Celebrate Recovery Worship at 7:00 PM

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On-Campus 9:00 a.m. on Sundays, 6:30 pm Wednesdays, 7 pm Fridays


On-Campus 9:00 a.m. Sundays, Wednesdays 6:30 p.m, Fridays, 7pm

ADULTS – 9:00 a.m. - Lifegroups are meeting in-person and via ZOOM calls – check with your lifegroup leaders to stay connected. Looking for a lifegroup to visit? E-mail

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