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Bill Acton :: Romans 7:7-25 - Now We Live

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Sermon Outline for Romans 7:7-25

  1. Now We Live
    1. Not to gain
    2. But because we have
      1. The whole Bible is a guide
    3. For the expression of gratitude
      1. Child’s delight in honoring parents
  2. The Law: Good – Holy
    1. It is the transgression that brings death
  3. The Struggle
    1. Paul
    2. Believers
      1. Flesh is spirit – Gal 5:17
  4. Nothing Wrong with the Law, It Is Good – Rom 7:7-12
    1. Trouble is with us
  5. The Reality of Life –Rom 7:13-25
    1. Living as a justified man
    2. The Christian life
  6. Paul the Great Christian – Has It All Together
    1. Paul opens his life
    2. Emotional level
  7. Paul Struggles – “I’m in a battle”
    1. I do not do what I want to do
    2. I do what I do not want to do
    3. I desire what is good – but I cannot carry it out
  8. Paul Feels Wretched – Rom 7:24
    1. The cry of a believer!
    2. I’m sick of my sin
    3. I’m sick of myself
  9. Thank You Paul for Being Honest
    1. The relief – Rom 7:24-25
      1. Answer – thank God
      2. Victory – through Christ Jesus
  10. Our Problem
    1. We count on our ability to keep Law to be good enough
    2. We still dwell on our performance
    3. We are prisoners!
    4. Until we are free in grace
      1. We do not grow very much
    5. Only one Person pleases God – Christ
    6. Christ living in me pleases God
    7. My union with Him brings acceptance
      1. Justification
      2. Sanctification
      3. Growth
    8. Count on Him
    9. Do not put yourself back under law
      1. 1C.Sin cannot condemn under grace
    10. Failure as a Christian
      1. Back under condemnation
  11. Communion
    1. I’m not good enough
    2. That’s right
    3. You won’t be here
  12. Communion Is for Those under Grace
    1. Married to Christ
    2. Not for those who are good enough
    3. Reminder not under condemnation because of Christ
    4. Death – Resurrection
    5. Celebration of union
  13. How to Live? – Be faithful to Him
    1. I am free to be faithful
  14. The Right Question
    1. Not what shall deliver me
      1. A method – A strategy
      2. A program – An organization
      3. A new effort – A determination
      4. A better self-image
    2. None of these
  15. But Who Shall Deliver Me?
    1. Me? Self? Works?
    2. Abraham?
    3. Noah?
    4. Moses?
    5. It is through Jesus Christ our Lord!
  16. Thanks Be to God!
    1. There is the assurance
    2. That is where we live
    3. That is where we concentrate
    4. We abide in Him!
    5. We are in union with Him
    6. We draw from Him
      1. Vine – Branch
  17. Through Him
    1. We are justified
    2. We are sanctified
    3. We grow
  18. Becoming Like Him
    1. It is God’s commitment
    2. It is God’s grace
    3. We respond
      1. To obey Him
      2. To serve Him
      3. To honor Him

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