We have all heard about bad debt and good debt. Bad debt is consumer debt like credit card debt and car loans. Good debt might be like a mortgage or a business investment. We are not going to be discussing finances, though. We need to talk about spiritual debts.
Romans 8:12 says, “So then brothers, we are debtors …” We need to see the contrast between bad spiritual debt and good spiritual debt. The amazing thing is, as followers of Christ, we have no bad debt! Romans 8:1 says, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Yet we can often live as if we are still paying on bad debts.
It should be pretty clear from this passage that this isn’t the way it should be! As we explore this truth and what to do about it, I pray that you will be blown away by how completely God has settled our debts.
Pastor Roger Freeman // Romans 8:12–17
April 29-30, 2017
If I am going to handle my spiritual debt properly I must:
• Establish its reality (v. 12-13)
• Engage my responsibility (v. 14-17a)
• Embrace the Redeemer (v. 17b)
Conclusion: What’s my bottom line?