Although the sufferings of this life may not compare to the glory to come, they are still real and painful. We groan waiting for God’s promises to be fulfilled. However, we do not wait alone. All of creation waits and groans with us. So does God’s Spirit as he intercedes for us before the Father.
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In baptism we were crucified and buried with Christ, we have been declared dead to the law and dead to sin. How then should we live?
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If we have died to the law and have been freed from sin, how do we live a life pleasing to God? In chapter 8, Paul explains how the Spirit enables the righteous to live by faith.
Sermon on Romans 7
What Paul writes in chapter 7 of the books of Romans is so radical that if someone read or heard it without knowing who wrote it they might wonder what kind of godless anarchist the author was.
In chapter 6 of his letter to the Romans, Paul confronts the objection that if righteousness is matter of faith rather than works then there is no reason to be good.