Summary: True freedom takes place, only when Christ has set you free, and when that takes place there is no more condemnation.
Last Friday, July 4th, we celebrated our Independence Day. We were all
saying to the world we have been set free. Many of you were at the park with
friends and love ones celebrating freedom. Some of you were in your
backwards, having your cookout. The world looks on and say we are free, but
as we look at ourselves today, are we all truly free. Maybe we are not bound
by chains, but are we free? Maybe we are not locked away in a jail cell, but
are we free? Maybe we can do whatever we choose to do, but are we really
free? True freedom takes place, only when Christ has set you free, and when
that takes place there is no more condemnation.
Please turn with me in your Bibles to Romans
8 verses 1 through 14. Let’s all stand and read together. Please tell someone,
we all can be truly free.
My topic for today is, In Christ, there is no condemnation. If you are
saved today, if Christ has taken control of your life, if you are a new creature
in Christ, then you can say, there is no condemnation. Your friends might not
think so, but you know, there is no condemnation. Since Christ has come, a
most wonderful thing has taken place, those who believe in him are not
Let’s look at verse 1 of our text (read) No condemnation mean that the
believer is not doomed, but is set free from the penalty of sin, he is not judged
as a sinner, but is delivered from condemnation of death and hell. Aren’t you
glad today that the slate has been wiped clean? Aren’t you glad that all those
evil things you once did are no longer held against you?
Please note very carefully, only the believer who is in Christ Je-sus will not
be condemned. All non-believers will face condemnation for sin. If you are
still living a life not pleasing to God, it is time to make a change, and put your
trust in Je-sus Christ.......elaborate...
There is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus. What does it
mean to be "in Christ?’ To be in Christ means that the believer walks and
lives in Christ day by day. There are too many who say they are believers, but
they are what we might call a one a day Christian. They are a child of God on
Sunday, but they are something else Monday through
Saturday.......elaborate... A true believer is one who lives and moves and has
his being in Christ, finding the time to pray; finding the time to read God’s
Word; finding the time to be with other
That true believer in Christ does not walk after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
He denies ungodliness; he denies worldly lusts; and is willing to live soberly,
righteously and godly in this present world. He is sold out for Christ, placing
everything into the hands of Christ his Lord...........elaborate.... Are you sold
out for Christ, or does everything bothers you......
Let’s look at verses 2 through 4 of our text (read) Paul talks about "the law
of the Spirit of life," which means life in Je-sus Christ and Him alone. Life is
found only in Je-sus Christ. In John 10 verse 10 Je-sus says, I am come that
they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. In
John 14 verse 6, Je-sus says, I am the way the way, the truth and the life.
In 1 John 5 verse 12, the apostle John writes, He that hath the Son hath life;
and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. Thank God, there is life
in Christ Je-sus.........
How does the Spirit gives life? The Spirit gives life by freeing the believer
from sin and death. The Spirit of God frees a man from the rule and reign of
death. The Holy Spirit frees the believer to live as Christ lived. As believers,
somebody should see Christ living in us. Our walk should be Christ-like. Our
talk should be Christ-like..........elaborate....
The Spirit gives life by doing what the law could not do. The law could not
make man righteous, because man’s flesh is too weak to keep the law. Man
could not keep the law, and so God sent his son, in the likeness of sinful flesh
to condemn sin in the flesh. Oh. what a mighty God we serve. "The Spirit
gives life by Christ condemning sin in the flesh. The Spirit gives life by Christ
providing righteosuness for us." Of ourselves we could not live righteous, no
matter how hard we try, but the Spirit provides righteousness for those who
walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. When we believe that Jesus