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Law and Gospel - The Law for the Redeemed

Fri, Oct 05, 2018
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So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. - Romans 7:21–23 (ESV) I believe that God's word is completely true. God doesn't lie. However, if I'm honest, there are passages that I read that just don't match up with my experience or my feelings. When Paul says Romans 6 that I'm 'dead to sin' my skepticism grows. Am I really? When he says 'I'm no longer a slave to sin but righteousness' that's not what it feels like in the struggle to do right. Do you feel like me? This week we get to a passage that will probably ring more true in your experience. In Romans 7, Paul gets personal. Some might even say too personal. He opens up about his own struggle as one trusting in Christ but living in this fallen world. Take a few minutes and read the last half of Romans 7, starting in verse 13. Can you relate to Paul? Come hear how this helps us to reconcile what we were, where we are going, and the struggle in between.
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