Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 10/14/2018

Sunday was the first message in our new The Greatest Chapter in the Bible series. The message was called Set Free from Sin by the Spirit of God, taken from Romans 8:1-4. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (verse 1)
   – John 3:16-18
 
II. Why is there no condemnation? Because the law of the Spirit set us free from the law of sin (verse 2)
   – Romans 7:12

   Three different types of law in Romans 8:
      1) the law of Moses (has righteousness, but no power)
      2) the law of sin (has power, but no righteousness)
      3) the law of the Spirit (has both righteousness and power)
 
III. Why do we need the law of the Spirit? Because the Law of Moses was powerless to help, so God sent his Son and condemned sin (verse 3)
   – Luke 18:27

God sent his Son in the likeness of sinful man: “not ‘as a sinful person,’ for Jesus was sinless; not ‘in the likeness of humanity,’ for Jesus was fully human; but ‘in the likeness of sinful humanity’ for Jesus was both completely sinless and fully human.” (John Stott)
 
IV. What was God’s purpose in condemning sin? That the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who live by the Spirit. (verse 4)

The law of the Spirit does it all! It fulfills the righteous requirement of Moses’ law, and it sets us free from the power of sin’s law. Through Christ we have been set free from sin by the Spirit of God.
 
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