Romans 7 has been the subject of much debate. The Apostle Paul seems to contradict himself. So what is our relationship to sin now?
The Apostle Paul has painted a beautiful picture about how God's grace abounds beyond our sin. So does that mean we can just keep sinning?
God has transferred us from the line of Adam—defined by sin and death—into the line of Jesus—defined by righteousness and life.
In Romans 5 the Apostle Paul outlines layer upon layer of the good news that we now have in Jesus. When you think he's done, there's more!
In Romans 4-8, the Apostle Paul outlines a new way to be human now in Jesus. It's based on faith, governed by grace, empowered by the Spirit.
Having confronted us with the bad news, the Apostle Paul unloads the wonderful good news of salvation in Jesus for all through faith.
The gospel isn't just for the shamelessly immoral, but for the self-confident religious types who trust in their own morality.
There is a coming judgement day, when both the blatantly immoral and the self-righteous religious will be judged.
We all know that something is wrong. With the world. With us. With me. What is the universal problem? And what's the solution?
We set the scene for what was going on at the Roman church and how the gospel, centring on Jesus, changes everything.