January 31, 2021

The Gospel is Life

Bible Text: Romans 7:1-6 |

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Only a person who has been genuinely redeemed by Jesus Christ can appreciate how the move from death to life changes everything; what it means to “bear fruit for God” and to have “died to that which held us captive.”

As we continue in our series, The Power of the Gospel, we’ll be studying Romans 7:1-6, “The Gospel is Life.” All around us, people are facing daily struggles and the reality of their own mortality and we have “the words of eternal life” for them, given to us by Jesus himself. Let's be ready to dig into these words of life. 

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The Power of the Gospel (Romans 1-8)
The Gospel is Life
Todd Dugard
Romans 7:1-6

Sunday, January 31, 2021

I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.
Neil Armstrong

I have been declared dead to the law and alive to Christ (v. 1-3)…

This does not mean that we have been divorced from [the law] altogether, in the sense that it has no more claims on us of any kind, or that we have no more obligations to it. On the contrary, the moral law remains a revelation of God's will which he still expects his people to ‘fulfil’ by living lives of righteousness and love.
John Stott

…and so, my identity is now confirmed (v. 4a)

…and Christ’s resurrection power flows within me (v. 4b)

Philippians 3:10

…which is producing God-honouring results (v. 4c)

…that are new every single day (v. 5-6)

It is not simply that Jesus pays our debts for us by dying. His life is as important to us as his death. Not only does Christ take our sins, our debts, and our demerits, but he also gives us his obedience, his assets, and his merits. That is the only way an unjust person can ever stand in the presence of a just and holy God.
R.C. Sproul, The Holiness of God

1 Corinthians 11:26 

John 10:10b 

Lamentations 3:22-23