Paul guides his readers toward the joy of being set free from the law of sin and death.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (vs. 38-39)
While Jody is away at a prayer summit in Modesto, Dan tackles the remainder of Romans 7. In this chapter, Paul describes what it feels like to move from being “in Christ” toward an identity that is the result of “Christ in you.”
Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
In the last episode, Jody got as far as verse 8. Here is the completion of the exploration of the 6th chapter of Romans.
But now that you have been freed from sin and have become God’s slaves, the benefit you reap is sanctification, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in union with the Messiah Jesus our Lord (Rom 6:22-23).
Dan (Jody’s husband) takes over as Jody is away at a Prayer Summit.
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Rom 5:2 (ESV)
We who are refugees from this dying world… have a source of strength, that we might grasp the hope that he holds out to us. This hope we hold as the utterly reliable anchor for our souls, fixed in the very shrine of Heaven, where Jesus has already entered on our behalf…Hebrews 6:18-20 (JBP)