1 John 5:6 – 21
Psalm 119: 169 – 176
Romans 7:1 – 25
Romans 7:14–15 (NKJV)
14For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin.
15For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.
Romans 7:24–25 (NKJV)
24O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
25I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.
I The wretched man – who is he?
Galatians 5:16–17 (NKJV)
16I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
17For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
1 Corinthians 9:26–27 (NKJV)
26Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.
27But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.
II What we can learn from this autographical passage tonight?
- Struggle continues
- Indwelling sin – Romans 7:17, 20
- Be ever watchful – Romans 7:21