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Romans 7 - AMP

2 For a married woman is bound by law to her husband as long as he lives; but if her husband dies, she is loosed and discharged from the law concerning her husband. 3 Accordingly, she will be held an adulteress if she unites herself to another man while her husband lives. But if her husband dies, the marriage law no longer is binding on her ; and if she unites herself to another man, she is not an adulteress. 4 Likewise, my brethren, you have undergone death as to the Law through the body of Christ, so that now you may belong to Another, to Him Who was raised from the dead in order that we may bear fruit for God. 5 When we were living in the flesh (mere physical lives), the sinful passions that were awakened and aroused up by the Law were constantly operating in our natural powers (in our bodily organs, Matthew Henry, Commentary on the Holy Bible.in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh), so that we bore fruit for death. 6 But now we are discharged from the Law and have terminated all intercourse with it, having died to what once restrained and held us captive. So now we serve not under the old code of written regulations, but of the Spirit in newness . 7 What then do we conclude? Is the Law identical with sin? Certainly not! Nevertheless, if it had not been for the Law, I should not have recognized sin or have known its meaning. I would not have known about covetousness if the Law had not said, You shall not covet and have an evil desire . 8 But sin, finding opportunity in the commandment , got a hold on me and aroused and stimulated all kinds of forbidden desires (lust, covetousness). For without the Law sin is dead . 9 Once I was alive, but quite apart from and unconscious of the Law. But when the commandment came, sin lived again and I died (was sentenced by the Law to death). 10 And the very legal ordinance which was designed and intended to bring life actually proved death. 11 For sin, seizing the opportunity and getting a hold on me from the commandment, beguiled and entrapped and cheated me, and using it , killed me. 12 The Law therefore is holy, and commandment is holy and just and good. 13 Did that which is good then prove fatal to me? Certainly not! It was sin, working death in me by using this good thing , in order that through the commandment sin might be shown up clearly to be sin, that the extreme malignity and immeasurable sinfulness of sin might plainly appear. 14 We know that the Law is spiritual; but I am a creature of the flesh , having been sold into slavery under sin. 15 For I do not understand my own actions . I do not practice or accomplish what I wish, but I do the very thing that I loathe . 16 Now if I do what is contrary to my desire, I acknowledge and agree that the Law is good (morally excellent) and that I take sides with it. 17 However, it is no longer I who do the deed, but the sin which is at home in me and has possession of me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot perform it. 19 For I fail to practice the good deeds I desire to do, but the evil deeds that I do not desire to do are what I am doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not desire to do, it is no longer I doing it , but the sin which dwells within me . 21 So I find it to be a law (rule of action of my being) that when I want to do what is right and good, evil is ever present with me and I am subject to its insistent demands. 22 For I endorse and delight in the Law of God in my inmost self . 23 But I discern in my bodily members a different law (rule of action) at war against the law of my mind (my reason) and making me a prisoner to the law of sin that dwells in my bodily organs . 24 O unhappy and pitiable and wretched man that I am! Who will release and deliver me from this body of death? 25 O thank God! through Jesus Christ (the Anointed One) our Lord! So then indeed I, of myself with the mind and heart, serve the Law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.

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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
Coz von avatar
Five steps to salvation
Shared by: Coz von on Jul, 2016
Summary: People who feel alienated from God sometimes think their situation is hopeless, How can we gain hope
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: 2,147
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: 271
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
Shawn Drake avatar
Fighting Yourself
Shared by: Shawn Drake on Mar, 2015
Summary: This is the 11th sermon in the series "The Cure". This sermon looks at the struggles of a Christian.
Scripture: Romans 7:1-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,400
Archie Norman avatar
Failure: The Stepping Stone to Success
Shared by: Archie Norman on Feb, 2015
Summary: the benefits of failure
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Scripture: Romans 7:24-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 996
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
Scott Spencer avatar
Thanksgiving is a time to be… thankful.
Shared by: Scott Spencer on Nov, 2014
Summary: There are many people aren’t really thankful. They believe that they deserve what they have and – what they don’t have – and what they should.
Scripture: Romans 7:25
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,178
Gordon Brownlee avatar
The Purpose Driven Death
Shared by: Gordon Brownlee on Nov, 2014
Summary: There is one pivotal event that all believers look to which define them as Christian. That event is the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. But surprisingly Jesus wasn't the only one that died that day. Gal.2:20
Kyle Sullivan avatar
Freedom from the Law.
Shared by: Kyle Sullivan on Nov, 2014
Summary: What is the Law and how to be Free from it!
Scripture: Romans 7:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 547
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
When a Second Marriage is Better
Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: What’s the difference between living under law and living released from law in a relationship with Jesus? I obey the law of God not because I’m afraid, but because I love Jesus. Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”
Series: Romans
David Dykes avatar
Have You Reached the Age of Accountability?
Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: The Bible teaches we are sinners by nature from when we are born, but we also become sinners by choice when we choose to break the rules and that's when we are held accountable.
Series: Romans
Scripture: Romans 7:7-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 980
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: 747
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
James May avatar
A Study of the Book of Romans Lesson #16
Shared by: James May on Sep, 2014
Summary: Continuing Expository Study of the Book of Romans covering Chapter 6:23 - 7:25
Scripture: Romans 6:23-7:25
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 757
James May avatar
A Study of the Book of Romans Lesson #17
Shared by: James May on Sep, 2014
Summary: Continuing expository of the Book of Romans, chapter 7:24 - 8:8
Scripture: Romans 7:24-8:8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 805
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
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: 528