Gene Cunningham - October 8, 2009
Faith is obedient (Rom 1:5). The gospel of Christ is good news about Him, a person (Rom 1:16). Communion produces conformity — we become more like Christ when we spend time with Him. Faith is the ultimate simplicity; we cannot do anything (Rom 1:17). The mystery is "Christ in us, the hope of glory" — we are indwelt by the person of Jesus Christ (Col 1:26-27). We received the Lord by faith (Col 2:6). Four different words for freedom (): (1) "done away with" — the power of the old sin nature has been broken (Rom 6:6). (2) We've been delivered from the law (Rom 7:6); (3) we've been "freed from sin" — we've been justified and declared righteous, forgiven of sin (Rom 6:7). "Who will save me from this body of sin and death" (Rom 7:24) — we need to be delivered from trying to do things under our own power, but lean on the Spirit. (4) We are "set free from the Law of Sin and Death" — We are free to live the Christian life by resting on the Spirit who produces it — Christ in us (Rom 8:2, Rom 8:21). We need the determination to live free. Our rights comes from our creator. Our body is dead, but we are alive. As we go from "faith to faith" (Rom 1:17) and "strength to strength" (Psa 84:7), we are transformed from "glory to glory" (2Co 3:18).
Conference notes for this series can be found [HERE]
From Series: "Romans 8 - Sanctification - Tecumseh Kansas 2009"
This series of lessons were given at the annual Kansas Conference at Eagle Point Grace Bible Church in Tecumseh Kansas in October 2009. The notes distributed for Romans Chapter 8 are available