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Romans 7 - NIV

14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin.

15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.

16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.

17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.

18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[a] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.

19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.

20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me.

22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law;

23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me.


a. Romans 7:18 Or my flesh

Sermons on Romans 7 More sermons: Romans 7

Kerry Haynes avatar
A Wake-up Call
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Nov, 2016
Summary: (Appropriate for Watchnight or New Year's Eve service as well.) As Christians we live in the certainty that Jesus is coming again. It could be today, tomorrow, or any moment. We need to wake up, clean up, and grow up.
Larry East avatar
Errors and Home Runs
Shared by: Larry East on Oct, 2016
Summary: Baseball is a game where players fail more often than they succeed. And sometimes our Christian life can be like baseball.
Scripture: Romans 7:14-25
Views: 371
Reverend Cooper McWhirter avatar
The Doctrine of Assurance: "A Conflict of Interest" [Part One]
Shared by: Reverend Cooper McWhirter on Sep, 2016
Summary: The certainty of knowing you are a child of God
Mike Dankson avatar
The War Within
Shared by: Mike Dankson on Jul, 2016
Summary: This sermon illustrates the ongoing struggle Christian's have with the flesh
Scripture: Romans 7:14-25
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,141
Rick Boyne avatar
Coddling Sin
Shared by: Rick Boyne on May, 2016
Summary: Sin is not a wild animal to be tamed, but a beast to be destroyed.
Scripture: Romans 7:14-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 225
Craig Condon avatar
Spiritual Tug of War
Shared by: Craig Condon on Dec, 2015
Summary: Our daily decisions, no matter how small, usually shape a lifetime, and wisdom is found in making the most of each and every opportunity. All of our decisions matter to God because they impact our lives and the lives of others.
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Sep, 2015
Summary: Look at the world today and ask your self this question.
Larry Turner avatar
Slave Market Liberated
Shared by: Larry Turner on Sep, 2015
Summary: Like Paul, we are all slaves to our sins. But Jesus bought us from the slave market to set us free. So why do we continue in bondage. This sermon attempts to answer that question.
Darrin Fish avatar
Im only human
Shared by: Darrin Fish on Sep, 2015
Summary: Why do we do the wrong things when we know there wrong?
Darrell  Stetler II avatar
#1 Why I'm a Christian & I Think You Ought to Be
Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Aug, 2015
Summary: Why should I be a Christian? How long is eternity? Do Heaven and Hell really exist?
Scripture: Romans 7:14-25
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 267
Paul Basehore avatar
Whose call will you answer?
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Aug, 2015
Summary: We all have to hear the call of the world and the call of our Savior. It’s up to us, though, how much we listen, and how much attention we pay to each call.
Series: Calling
Jeff Strite avatar
Know Your Enemy
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Aug, 2015
Summary: It almost sounds as if Paul - one of the greatest Christian who ever lived - is struggling against sin. It sounds like he slipped up now and again and fell short. Is that even possible?
Series: Fight Club
Robert Leroe avatar
A Remedy for Wretchedness
Shared by: Robert Leroe on Jun, 2015
Summary: Paul desperately wants to be delivered from the influence of indwelling sin. He struggles, as do we all, with his corrupt nature. Through Christ we overcome and make progress...yet the more we grow, the more in touch we are with our faults.
Scripture: Romans 7:14-25
Denomination: Congregational
Views: 242
Rick Pendleton avatar
The Believer and Indwelling Sin
Shared by: Rick Pendleton on Jan, 2015
Summary: What about the sins of the saved?
Scripture: Romans 7:14-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 415
Kyle Sullivan avatar
Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde!
Shared by: Kyle Sullivan on Nov, 2014
Summary: Battling the War within you!
Scripture: Romans 7:14-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 459
David Dykes avatar
Correcting Your “I” Problem
Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: After 22 years of being a believer knowing Jesus Christ, Paul was still a maturing Christian. He said, “I still have to deal with and confront sin.”
Series: Romans
Scripture: Romans 7:14-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 743
Rev. Randy Barker avatar
romans 7:14-25
Shared by: Rev. Randy Barker on Oct, 2014
Summary: romans
Scripture: Romans 7:14-25
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,359
Ken Little avatar
Hope vs Despair
Shared by: Ken Little on Jul, 2014
Summary: Freedom in Christ means we can break free from despair and live in boundless hope.
Series: Free
Scripture: Romans 7:15-8:2
Views: 408
Gerald Roberts avatar
"I am a Mess"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Jul, 2014
Summary: The sermon shares how messed up Paul is and if Paul is a mess then we are as well. Since we are a mess there is also a rescue Jesus Christ.
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"I Need a Savior"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Jul, 2014
Summary: A sermon about sin.
Scripture: Romans 7:15-8:11
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 523
Ronald Shultz avatar
You Must KnowThe Entreator
Shared by: Ronald Shultz on Jul, 2014
Summary: Do you really know yourself and why you are speading the message?
Scripture: Romans 7:18
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 215
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
The Beast That Lives Within Me
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jul, 2014
Summary: Robert Lewis Stephenson the writer of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde said ”I find that there is always a struggle with the "Beast That Lives Within Me." C.S. Lewis put it this way: “No man knows how bad he is until he has tried to be good.”
based on 38 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 15,311
Steve Shepherd avatar
Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Dec, 2013
Summary: Paul struggled with his sin nature, just like us. Here is what he said about the sin nature and God’s deliverance. 1- Sin lives in me 2- God’s law delights me 3- Rescue awaits me
based on 82 ratings
Views: 20,388
Larry Turner avatar
Be Good for Goodness Sake
Shared by: Larry Turner on Oct, 2013
Summary: Paul struggled with the postive quality of goodness that only God possesses and so do we. It is necessary for us to learn to be good. So, welcome to the classroom.
Scripture: Romans 7:15-19
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 564
Daren Mitchell avatar
walk in faith - obedience
Shared by: Daren Mitchell on Oct, 2013
Summary: Love and respect God so that all you want to do with your life is obey Him.
David Lange avatar
We need a new nature
Shared by: David Lange on Sep, 2013
Summary: Our nature became corrupted through Adam. We are totally depraved and in need of a Savior!
Paul L Brantley avatar
It's Hard Out Here For A P.I.M.P (Person In My Position)
Shared by: Paul L Brantley on Sep, 2013
Summary: It interesting that no matter how you love God and how much you remember what he done for you, you still find yourself struggling. Struggling with issues of life, struggling with this thing called our flesh. Yes we love God, but we still struggle.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Romans 7:14-24
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 6,408
Daren Mitchell avatar
Thank God.
Shared by: Daren Mitchell on Jul, 2013
Summary: The Bible isn’t a list of rules. The Bible is a relationship waiting to happen. You need Jesus. And Jesus isn’t going to leave you because you mess up
Ralph Andrus avatar
A Slave Auction
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on May, 2013
Summary: We need to create a relationship with God that is so strong that it can dominate any other passion of life.
Scripture: Romans 7:14-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 572