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Romans chapter 7 vs 1 to 4 - A Passion to Serve - JS Gillespie  

“Shall we continue in sin?”  (Rom6:1) 

We considered 4 reasons: 

  1. We are Dead to Sin (6:1-6) 
  2. We are Alive to Christ (6:5-11) 
  3. Because I Serve Another (6:12-20) 
  4. Because Sin remains Sin (6:21-23) 

Because I Serve Another: 

We thought about this practically 

Consider how the whole body is used in service, start from the top: 

Our master (6:12) – Tour Head 
Our mortal body (6:12) – Our Human Desires / Lusts of the Body 
Our members (6:13) – Our Hands 
Our motive (6:17-19) – Our Heart 

Our master…

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Romans Chp 7 – The Battle for Holiness - J Stewart Gillespie  

3 great enemies of the believer (James 3:15): 

  1. The World 
  2. The Flesh 
  3. The Devil 

Romans 6 the apostle speaks on the subject of consecration, of a life given over wholly to the service of God, particularly 6:12-20. 

As the apostle turns to look at impediments to that consecration in chap 7 it is to the flesh that he devouts this section to! 

The Devil may well be a smarter enemy 

The world may well be a bigger enemy but 

The flesh is the weakest enemy and paradoxically therefore perhaps the most…

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