|Long Arm. Iron Fist. An Intro to Romans 7||Dale Beaver||05/06/2018||Watch||Listen||Notes
The law of God exposes our rebel hearts.
1 Timothy 1:8
As perfect and powerful as the law is, it cannot justify, sanctify or glorify.
The 3 Divisions of Romans 7
1. The Fruit of Our Union with Christ 7:1-6
2. The Function and Frustration of the Law 7:7-13
3. The Struggle with Sin 7:14-25
|Between the Rules and Righteousness - Romans 7:1-6||Dale Beaver||05/13/2018||Watch||Listen||Notes
The law is a perfect husband who never ages or lifts a finger.
1 Corinthians 15:21-22
2 Corinthians 5:21
Between the rules and righteousness is a new relationship.
Continue to teach me that Christ’s righteousness satisfies justice and evidences thy love. It is not feeling the Spirit that proves my saved state but the truth of what Christ did perfectly for me. All holiness in him is by faith made mine. Therefore I see the use of his righteousness, for satisfaction to divine justice and making me righteous.
|Between the Law and Its Limits - Romans 7:7-13||Dale Beaver||05/20/2018||Watch||Listen||Notes
The Legal Limit: Between the Law and its Limits (7:7-13)
Four Possible Distortions of Paul’s Teaching
Let’s keep sinning so grace can increase! (6:1)
Let’s keep sinning for there is no Law! (6:15)
The Law is sin! (7:7)
The Law is a murderer! (7:15)
Not all sins are crimes, but all sin is deadly.
Sin leverages the law without mercy.
|Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Romans 7:14-25||Dale Beaver||05/27/2018||Watch||Listen||Notes
Here is our positional reality:
Romans 7:14, 23
Here is our practical application:
Romans 7:17, 20
There is not enough horsepower in willpower!
The normal Christian life is marked by spiritual power.
The normal Christian life is marked by progress not perfection.
1 John 3:9
1 John 2:1
Progress in the Christian life is marked by struggle not slavery.
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