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Bill Acton :: Romans 7:7-25 - Assurance of Justification and Sanctification

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Sermon Outline for Romans 7:7-25

Review of Summary Statements

  1. Condition of Man – Rom 3:9-12, 23
  2. Salvation
    1. Not by ability to keep the law – Rom 3:20; 2:28-29
      1. Not by works
      2. Not by self
    2. But by grace, God did it – Rom 3:21-24
  3. The Two Systems
    1. Self – Law
      1. No one is good enough
      2. There are no law keepers
    2. God – Grace
      1. Only One righteous
      2. Only One law keeper
      3. Only One saves
        1. By Death
        2. Resurrection
        3. Intercession
        4. Justification
        5. Makes righteous
  4. Now – Assurance of Justification and Sanctification Rom 5-11
    1. Peace with God – Rom 5:1; Rom 9-11
    2. Established in grace – not in self
  5. Assurance – Rom 7
    1. The New Testament view of the Law
    2. The purpose of grace
      1. To make us holy
    3. Important truths
      1. Justificaton by the Law is impossible
      2. Sanctification by the Law is impossible
  6. Dead to Law – Rom 1-6:4
    1. Married to Christ – to bring forth fruit
    2. Not married to Christ – impossible to bear fruit
  7. Paul’s Accusers
    1. Deals with the issues
      1. Man under authority of law – Rom 1-6
      2. Wife under authority of husband
      3. Death ends the first contract
      4. Loose – put away
    2. Now there is a new one – Rom 7:1-6
      1. Released from the old – Rom 7:6
      2. To serve a new master
      3. A new husband
      4. The new way of the Spirit
    3. The union with Christ – producing fruit of the Spirit
      1. Heart of obedience
      2. Loving righteousness
      3. Loving holiness
      4. Loving the Law
    4. The new one does not violate the old
    5. Being married to Christ does not mean adultery
  8. The Gospel – Rom 7:4
    1. The Law did not die – it is alive
    2. The believer died to the Law
      1. Not bound – loosed
  9. Not Under Law – Rom 6:14
    1. Not in a position of trying to save ourselves
      1. Or justify ourselves
      2. Or sanctify ourselves
    2. Not our goodness
      1. Obedience
      2. Morality
      3. Ethic
    3. Not under law as the condition of salvation
      1. There is a change
      2. A new relationship
      3. Under grace
  10. Under Law
    1. Curse
    2. Bondage
  11. Under Grace Now
    1. How?
      1. Released
      2. Delivered
      3. Set free
  12. Shall We Sin Because We Are Under Grace? – No!!!
    1. Under grace
      1. Love the Lord
      2. Love His Word – All of it
      3. His commands are a delight
  13. Why Not Sin? – A new heart!
    1. A new heart transplant
  14. The Method of Release
    1. From the legal bond
    2. Death
      1. Our debt to the Law
      2. Paid by Christ
  15. Now We Belong to Him
    1. Union with Him
    2. We want to be like Him
    3. He kept the Law!
  16. The Only Law-Keeper

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