The Civil War of the Inner Man (Romans 7)

Romans: The Greatest Letter Ever Written

In Romans 7, the Spirit of God establishes that the only way for forgiven sinners to acceptably serve their new Master is to get out from under the law, which demands flawless perfection.   As long as sinners are bound under the iron rule of law, perfect obedience is required.   The solution?   The only solution is to “die to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another” (Romans 7:4).   But how?   What does that even mean?   And why, if I know what is right, do I continue doing what is wrong?   “Wretched man that I am!   Who will deliver me from this body of death?   Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!   So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with the flesh I serve the law of sin” (Romans 7:24-25).

  • 12 – The Civil War of the Inner Man
    (Romans 7:1-25 – 10.18.09 – outline | audio)

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The previous sermons in the “Greatest Letter Ever Written” series are:

  • 11 – Dying to Sin and Living for Christ
    (Romans 6:1-23 – 10.11.09 – outline | audio)
  • 10 – Death From Adam, Life From Christ
    (Romans 5:12-21 – 10.4.09 – outline | audio)
  • 9 – The Chain Reaction of God-Glorifying Suffering
    (Romans 5:1-11 – 9.27.09 – outline | audio)
  • 8 – Faith That Will Count as Righteousness
    (Romans 4:1-25 – 9.20.09 – outline | audio)
  • 7 – Abraham: The Friend of God
    (Romans 4:1-8 – 9.13.09 – outline | audio)
  • 6 – God: The Just and the Justifier
    (Romans 3:1-31 – 9.6.09 – outline | audio)
  • 5 – How to Avoid God’s Wrath and Receive His Praise
    (Romans 2:11-29 – 8.30.09 – outline | audio)
  • 4 – Whatever You Do, Don’t Try to Fool God!
    (Romans 2:1-11 – 8.23.09 – outline | audio)
  • 3 – The Terrible Revelation of God’s Holy Wrath
    (Romans 1:18-32 – 8.16.09 – outline | audio)
  • 2 – The Difference Between Being Shamed and Ashamed
    (Romans 1:16-17 – 8.9.09 – outline | audio)
  • 1 – The Greeting of the Greatest Letter Ever Written
    (Romans 1:1-15 – 7.5.09 – outline | audio)

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in central Ohio with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Laurel Canyon church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, and coffee. You can contact him here.

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