We discuss Romans 7 this week in our journey through Paul’s important letter to the church at Rome. This particular chapter is a bit unusual and even challenging to understand.

Paul’s Heartfelt Love for the Church in Rome

Paul reveals his humanity in this chapter. He reveals his own struggles and his heartfelt love for the church in Rome. I find it encouraging to feel the battle or struggle that Paul discusses in this chapter.

Paul discusses the value of the law and the struggle that we experience with our sin. He seems to embrace the tension we experience in our sanctification or our walk by faith.

Liberation

Were the good old days really so good? Paul talks about our liberation in this chapter. I compare our need for crowd control in our institutions with personally living life by a checklist. The unproductive, emptiness of living life solely with the goal being rule compliant is crippling. Paul explains that the commandment proved to be deceptive and deadly when he submitted to sin – when it characterized his life. We unpack this important teaching in this episode.

Please don’t hesitate to send along questions and comments. Thank you for your support of Relentless Truth. You can learn more, including our contact information, at johnwarrenmedia.com. Please share this episode on social media and through email and text with your friends. Our great hope in Jesus Christ is powerful, and it is this Gospel that compels us to share these truths with others.

“I do not understand my own actions.  For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.”

Romans 7:15