May 18, 2018
What is the remedy for our struggle with sin? Paul gave us the answer in Romans 7. First of all, if you are going to have victory over the struggle, realize that the struggle is inevitable. Some Christians say if you can learn a secret formula for a victorious Christian life, then you can be rid of your struggle with sin.
May 17, 2018
Why do we struggle with sin, between what we want to do and what we know we should not do? Paul explained the reason for our struggle in Romans 7.
May 16, 2018
In many ways, the New Testament laws are greater than the Old Testament laws. Some people think that the Old Testament Law was hard and the New Testament standard is easy. But the opposite is true.
May 15, 2018
Beginning in Romans 7:7, Paul showed that there are several benefits of the Law, especially to non-Christians. Paul described three of these benefits in Romans 7.
May 14, 2018
Several weeks ago, I received a phone call from a Hollywood production company asking if I would be open to participating in a new reality show called “The Preachers of Dallas.” They explained that they would send their cameras and follow me around 24 hours a day for one week. They would film me at church. They would film me at home. They would capture my public moments and my private moments.
May 11, 2018
In Romans 7, Paul said that the Old Testament Law not only describes sin and arouses sin, but it also reveals sin. Some people would say, “If the Law stirs up sin, then why don’t we just get rid of the Law? Let’s eliminate all rules and commandments, and we will not have any more sin.” Paul said, “Do not misunderstand. The Law is not causing the sin; it is simply revealing the sin.”
May 10, 2018
After reading Romans 7, some might ask, “Was Paul saying that the Law is evil?” On the contrary, Paul would say to us. The Law is good. It is perfect, as Psalm 19:7 says. Why would Paul say that we have been freed from the Law, but the Law is good? Starting in Romans 7:7, Paul pointed out the benefits of the Law.
May 09, 2018
What is our relationship to the Old Testament Law? In Romans 7, Paul said we have no obligation to the Old Testament Law. We have died to it. Its requirements have been fulfilled. Its penalty has been paid in Jesus Christ. I am not saying we do not have any obligation to obedience, but the Mosaic Law has no requirements over us any longer.