In Romans 8:23-27, Paul talks more about the Holy Spirit and His work for us. We have an earnest expectation that God will liberate us from this sinful body.
In verse 22, we read where the entire creation of God yearns to be liberated from the mortal body which we now inhabit. Verse 23 [...]
In verses 19-22, Paul speaks about the weakness of the flesh and the body which we are created in. However, we have a great expectation that God will free us from this sinful, mortal body.
Paul uses very strong words and phrases in this verse to make the point about how we look forward [...]
With the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we become what Paul calls the “children of God.” We will look into this closer in the next few verses.
In verse 14, Paul specifies a condition under which you will know who is a child of God.
Romans 8:14 “For as many as are led by [...]
In Romans 8:7-13, Paul teaches us how the Spirit of God indwells our mortal bodies. It teaches us a vital lesson in the care of our bodies, and how we should avoid sins of the flesh.
We learn in verses 7 and 8 that the carnal nature is to be at odds with God. [...]
In the first few verses of Romans chapter 8, we discover some characteristics of those who have been justified by God’s grace. We find that Christians are no longer bound, or enslaved to fleshly sins as they were before their justification. Those who remain unsaved are still bound by the laws of sin. Let’s [...]
In the remainder of Romans chapter 7, Paul tells us about the human nature and how it relates to sin. In short, Paul says that he finds himself doing things he doesn’t want to do, and also doesn’t do the things which he know he should do. The Apostle Paul drives this point home [...]
Paul points out some interesting characteristics of sin and of the law in verses 11 through 14. One thing I took note of what how they are direct opposites and the results of each are directly opposite also.
Let’s look at some of the characteristics of each.
vs. 11 – sin is a [...]
Continuing in Romans chapter 7 in verse 8, Paul begins to describe the purpose of the law: to reveal the existence of sin.
Specifically, Paul uses himself as an example of how the law shined a light on the sin in his life. Let’s begin by looking at verse 8.
Romans 7:8 “But sin, [...]
Today we begin a review of Romans chapter 7.
Beginning in this chapter, Paul uses an analogy to illustrate how we are freed from the law when we become Christians. The analogy is that of marriage.
In verse 1, Paul writes that we are under the dominion of the law as long as we [...]
In the conclusion of Romans 6 today, Paul teaches us how, when we become Christians, we change from being a servant to sin to being a servant to God.
In verses 16 and 17, Paul gives a stark contrast of our former self and our current self as justified by Christ Jesus:
vs. 16: [...]