Summary: Battling the War within you!
Question: Have you ever said, “I want to do what’s right but I just can’t seem to it.”
The War Inside of You:
1) You have Two Natures.
New Nature—Ephesians 4:22-24
Old Nature—Galatians 5:16-18
Truth: As long as you live on this earth you are going to have some of the old desires.
2) The Battle of our Struggles as Christians.
I have a Problem. Vs. 14
I am Confused. Vs. 15-16
I am Frustrated. Vs. 17-20
I am in a Battle and I am Losing! Vs. 21-23
I feel Trapped. Vs.24
Question: Have you come to the end of your Rope?
3) The Lessons we learn from Romans 7.
We have Two Natures.
Your will is powerless to change your Old Nature.
The only deliverance is through the power of Jesus.
Question: How do I do that?
4. How to be a Realistic Christian.
Admit it when you are confused!
Accept your own imperfections! Vs. 18
Leave room for Failure! Vs. 19-20
Admit your true feelings to God!
Do not depend on rules for living your Christian Life!
Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…” (NIV)