Romans – New Life In Christ

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The Conflicted Life | Romans 7: 14-8:4

Introduction When I was younger, I was a working musician.  When I first picked up an instrument, I could generate some music with it, but it was not a very skillful sound.  I played a lot of wrong notes and in order to improve, I needed to learn how to play more right notes and [...]

Effects of the Law | Romans 7: 7-13 and Mark 10: 17-27

  Introduction Let’s begin our study in Romans 7 by turning in our Bibles to a supporting passage in Mark chapter 10.  Keep your finger in Romans 7 and turn over to Mark 10 verse 17. This is the story of the rich young ruler. The Rich Young Man 17 And as he was setting [...]

Allegiances Matter | Romans 7: 1-6

  Introduction   I have a healthy respect of high places.  Some might say that I am afraid of heights.  I don’t like standing too close to the edge of the Grand Canyon.  I hate rock climbing, I detest high rope courses and I don’t even like going up on my roof.  The [...]

Freedom and Slavery | Romans 6: 12-23

     Introduction Some of you are here today and you are wondering if anything that I say this morning will make any difference in the real world. Recap We ended last week with the exhortation to get our minds right.  If you are a follower of Christ, you have been transferred from spiritual [...]

Considering Ourselves Alive in Christ | Romans 6:4-11

Introduction Let’s say I wanted to do a complete restoration of my wife’s 2001 Dodge Caravan. (I know that right away you're thinking, why would you ever want to restore a 14 year old minivan, but for the sake of the illustration, just stick with me.) So let’s says I banged out the [...]

Newness of Life | Romans 5:20-6:4

  Introduction   There are five words that you never want to hear from your mechanic, your plumber or your doctor:  “It’s worse than I thought…”We used to own a GMC Jimmy and it was in pristine condition.  It was well-maintained, it was fully loaded, it had low miles and we didn’t drive [...]