Law and Gospel - The Law for the Lawless

Sun, Sep 30, 2018
But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For apart from the law, sin lies dead. I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died. The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me. - Romans 7:8–10 (ESV) We are confused about what part God's law is to play in our personal and public lives. One example that has caused controversy especially in Alabama is the posting of the 10 Commandments. These clear unshifting delineations of God's standards stand in contrast to our moral fluidity of our culture. No matter how you feel about their public display, there is a great question to us to ask. 'Do these laws make anybody better?' If we just follow these laws we will be good with God and God will be good with us, right? This week we take another look at Romans 7. This time we look at Paul's explanation and place of the law in our lives. He already told us that because of Christ we are free from the law. Does that mean we don't need it? His answer may surprise you. Take a few minutes to re-read Romans 7 and come with your heart and mind ready to worship, learn, and fellowship on Sunday.
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