Chapter # 6 Paragraph # 3 Study # 4
September 18, 2016
Humble, Texas
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<033> Thesis:   The "bottom line" in "Christianity" is that it actually "works". Introduction:   In our studies of this second half of Romans 6 we have seen that a major reason for allowing grace to actually be grace in our thinking is that we live in an exacting creation that ultimately visits one's actions upon the one taking action. Every action produces its own "fruit" and that "fruit" ultimately comes back upon the one taking the action. In the verses before us this evening, Paul is focused upon a particular fact: the issue is not "freedom", but "shame". Once we get this reality clearly in mind, we will focus, not upon whether, or not, we are "slaves", but upon whether, or not, our actions will ultimately prove to be effectual or a total waste.