The Christian’s Independence Day
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free
from the law of sin and of death.
Romans chapter 7 paints a portrait of a struggling Christian who cannot do what he wants to do and he does the very thing that he does not want to do. The apostle Paul shows us that this person has a problem with self. He is self-absorbed and he would say, “It is all about me.” When we are self-absorbed and it’s all about “me,” sin gets the better of us every time. When we try to do it ourselves in our own way and in our own strength, sin wins every time. Paul shows us a better way to live in the Spirit.
Based on Bruce Wilkinson’s comparison of The Three Chairs, this message answers the all-important questions:
“What can we do to ensure that our faith in God abides and flourishes in the next generation?”
“What can we do to ensure that our children will put their confidence in God and will be men and women of faith who will not turn their backs on God?"
As you listen to this message, keep asking yourself, "Which chair do I sit in and what do I have to do to move into the first chair of faith?"
Romans chapter 7 contains one of the thorniest, most hotly debated, issues in Christianity. What is the believer's relationship to the Old Testament Law? Are Christians required to keep it or not? It is essential that we understand what the Apostle Paul is writing in these verses.
Why did God create Adam and Eve and what was their purpose? In what ways are we made in the image of God and why did He make us the way He did? There are three distinct ways that we bear His imprint on our souls. We discover these in the first two chapters of Genesis.