Living by Faith:  The New Way

Romans 7:1-25

What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!  Romans 7:24-25a

 

  • When you live according to the new way of the Spirit you bear spiritual fruit. 7:1-6

 

  • Your obligation as a Christ follower is not to the law because it stirs up our flesh.
  • Our obligation as a Christ follower must be to the new way of the Spirit.
  • Our identity with Christ means we have died to the law.

 

  • God’s law which is holy and good reveals that sin leads to death.  7:7-12

 

  • God’s law which is holy and good magnifies the grossness of your sin but it is incapable of rescuing you from your sinful flesh.   7:13-24

 

  • The victorious new way of living is made possible for every believer who obeys Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. 7:25; 8:1-13

 

 

Application:

  • Are you living in the new way of the Spirit or in the old way of the flesh?
  • Are you bearing fruit to God or fruit to death?