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Romans 7

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Transcript of Romans 7

Rev. Chris Cahill
Christ the King Lutheran Church
July 3, 2016

ROMANS CHAPTER 7
About the Law
Testimonials
This Week's Problem
The Law, the Law, & the Law
Case Study:
Saul of Tarsus
Case Study:
David, Tamar, & Abasalom
Case Study:
David & Bathsheba
The Structures of Wounding and Healing
Wound
What started it all
Emotional Upheaval
Lies/ Distortions
Dysfunctional Behaviors / Sins
You shall have no other gods before me.

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

You shall not murder.

You shall not commit adultery.

You shall not steal.

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house.

You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
Life Situation
I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? (verses 21-24)
The Law's Power
Two kinds of Law / law
The Law's Authority
Issue # 1: The Law's Authority
Verses 1-6
Issue # 2: The Law's Power
Verses 7-13
Issue # 3: Two kinds of Law / law
Verses 14-25
If we died to sin . . .
. . . why won't sin leave us alone?
The Law has authority over someone only as long as that person lives (verses 1-3)
Truth / Affirmation
Peace and Calm
Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! (Verse 25)
Grace - & gratitude-filled life situation
Transformed living
Formational Prayer
Dr. Terry Wardle
Ashland Seminary
Since we've died with Christ, the Law has no authority over us
The Law "brought sin to life"
(= makes me aware of what sin actually is)
Sin brought death
The good Law made me realize my doom
The Law of God is
Good
Spiritual
Freeing
The law of sin at work in our flesh is
Sinful
Unspiritual
Enslaving
These two are in constant conflict with each other in us
2 Samuel 11& 12
Psalm 51
2 Samuel 13
Acts 7-9
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