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  1. 1. ROMANS 6 ROMANS 7 SIN LAWKey Word in Chapter (see Ro 6:1, 2, 6, 7, 10-23) (see Ro 7:1-14, 16, 22, 25) 11 times 18 times Believer’s Believer’s Relationship Believer’s Relationship Relationship to Sin to Law Sin had dominion The Law had dominion Dominion (Ro 6:14) (Ro 7:1) I died to (the) Sin I died to the law Death (Ro 6:2) (Ro 7:4) Free from Sin Free (delivered) from the law Freedom (Ro 6:18) (Ro 7:3,6) Walk in newness of LIFE Serve in newness of SPIRIT Newness (Ro 6:4) (Ro 7:6) Fruit of Flesh Romans 6:21KJV Romans Ro 7:5 Fruit of Spirit (God’s Romans 6:22KJV Romans Ro 7:4 life) MARRIED? YES! BUT, TO WHICH HUSBAND? Freed from the Law so Love of God Is Possible Romans 7:1-5 Charles e Whisnant, July 31, 2011 45.82KNOW YE NOT, BRETHREN (FOR I SPEAK TO THEM THAT NOW THE LAW) HOW THATTHE LAW HATH DOMINION OVER A MAN AS LONG AS HE LIVETH? VS. 123 times in chapter four there is reference to the LAW. The Law of God’s really is glorious thought.We are dead to the LAW it is still a good law.  Psalms 119:7-10, 12, 16, 18, 77,96, 136, 142, 165, 174  Deut. 27:26, Eccl. 12:13; Deut. 6:1-15. Obey my commandments  Isaiah 42:21: So much greatness was given to the Law  Exodus 18:16 Malachi 4:4 Last command in the O.T.  John 9 Acts 21:20, 27 Philippians 3:4-6 Hebrews 2:2 Acts 7:38, 53  Romans 7:12,14,22 I Timothy 1:8LIVING UNDER THE LAW CERTAINLY CAN CAUSE TENTION IN A CHURCH BODY.So we need to learn the difference of living “UNDER LAW’ and living “UNDERGRACE.”In Romans 7:1-5, if you look carefully, Paul clearly shows us how it was when we had no choice butto be under the law. In verses 1-4 we see that the law ruled over us to control and condemn the worksof our flesh when we were in union with Adam. We were not married to the law before our union with 1 Romans 7 Complete Outline
  2. 2. Christ. We were in union with Adam, and the LAW had jurisdiction over us as long as we were in thisjoining together with Adam. 50 agnoesDo” you not know  Paul is saying: Have you not had enough information about this. Do you not recognize (Acts 13:27) this. More than likely the term KNOW conveys the idea that there was a lacking of ability to understand (Hebrews 5:2) There is an inexcusable moral/ethical ignorance (even a disregard to).NOT KNOWING: Paul uses a lot in Romans. And Paul uses the term to introduce us to a new spiritualtruth that the reader should be aware of:  Romans 2:4, 6:3; 7:1; 10:3; 11:25(FOR I SPEAK TO THEM THAT KNOW1097 ginosko THE LAW3551 nomos) Vs. 1  Paul is speaking her to those who had a knowledge of a general principle of ALL law, not just THE LAW of Moses. What he is saying or pointing out its character as law, that which has binding force, which of course is the fundamental character of any law or regulation. 2961 KURIEUOHOW THAT THE LAW HATH DOMINION OVER A MAN AS LONG AS HELIVETH.  The law had the power of control. There are those who exercise authority or have control over others, They lord over others, the have jurisdiction over someone. Luke 22:25; Romans 14:9; 2 Corinthians 1:24.  Those things that control human life: the Law (Romans 7:1), SIN (Romans6:14), and DEATH (Romans 6:9).  So Paul is personifies the Law as that which controls human life.2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as heliveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. 3So then if,while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress:but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, thoughshe be married to another man.  The Picture Of The Law - In these verses, Paul uses the image of marriage to demonstrate what he means. He tells us as long as a womans husband is alive, she is bound to him by the law of marriage. If she leaves him for another, she is guilty under those laws and is still her husbands wife. However, if her husband dies, she is free to marry again, because she has been liberated from the law of her husband.(The whole idea of this passage is not to give us a discourse on marriage, but to remind us that the only wayto be free from the confines and demands of the Law is for us to be dead. Until we die, the Law hangs overour heads making demands that we can never hope to keep. However, at death, we are set free from theseterrible demands.) 2 Romans 7 Complete Outline
  3. 3. REMARRIED AND HAPPY AT LAST, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Romans 7:4 Sermon #45.83 Charles e Whisnant, Pastor/Teacher, August 14, 2011The Goal of Preaching: Not trying to pressurize people into goodbehavior, but calling them to the good Savior.“No sermon should be considered alone. We are ministering to people week after week, and onemessage fortifies another. The harvest is not the end of the meeting; it is the end of the age.”PhillipsBrooks (1835-1893).Romans 7:4Wherefore, my brethren, you also are become dead to the law by the body ofChrist; that you should be married to another, even to him who is raised from thedead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.  Galatians 2:19-20; 3:13; 5:18; Ephesians 2:15; Colossians 2:14,20Gods purpose is that Jesus Christ, the incarnate, perfect, crucified, sin-bearingsubstitute, risen, and glorified, be the focus of and get the glory for our justification andsanctification. (5620) (hoste)Wherefore Romans 7:4  As we have said before, means so that, as a consequent the following is the result.You also are become dead (you have died) 2289 thanatoo to the law 7:4  Of course this is used figuratively. The believer has died supernatural when Christ died. The believer has died to the curse that was placed upon him  DIED? Grammar: aorist tense: that is , past tense, that is, an historical event. You can be sure this is the truth. As a result of this past action, you can rest, you are free of the penalty.Christ Jesus the Lord, not the law, not the church, not rules, now have control over me. The rule of lawthat I live is “CHRIST.”  Its not a matter of striving, and trying but folks its trusting and relying, depending, having faith or confidence in Christ.  We are as believers called and empowered, i.e. we have been given a greater sense of confidence to live a holy life. I Peter 1:14-16. We serve not out of fear we will be punished but out of a love for Christ and a real desire to be pleasing to Him because He is our Heavenly Father  The Law is a real bad husband. You know one who is strict, inflexible, rigid, so demanding, and really rather unbending. 3 Romans 7 Complete Outline
  4. 4.  Christ is a astonishing husband. Merciful, gracious and He, by His power and life has facilitate or enable me to please Him. Hebrews 13:21.By the body of Christ: Romans 7:4b  Matthew 26:26; John 5:51; I Corinthians 10:16 and Hebrews 10:;19 1096That you should be married (joined) to another, even to Him who is rasiedfrom the dead. Romans 7:4cPaul is going to give us two reasons for our marriage to Christ.  We might belong to Christ and  Secondly we are to be fruit bearers for the glory of God. 2592SO THAT WE SHOULD BRING FORTH FRUIT UNTO GOD. Romans 7:4d  We were saved, and set free from this wrath of God so that, with the purpose inJohn MacArthur points out as well:  Godly fruit exists basically in two dimensions: (a transformed life that manifest godly) attitudes and actions. The fruit of the Holy Spirit in a believer’s life is manifested internally in his attitudes of Galatians 5:22 and 23. As far a godly actions are concerned, Jesus said, “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine dresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it, that it may bear more fruit” John 15:1-2.  As Hebrews 13:15 tells us, “the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.”  Then there is the fruit of righteousness that gives Christ the glory and praise unto God. Philippians 1:11. 11Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.So as Believers we are to live a holy life. This is the whole idea of what Paul is pointing out. Thetendency or the general inclination of the Gospel is to bring about a behavior that is going to bringglory of God.  The whole purpose of our being born again, set free, is for the purpose that we might be able to bring to Christ a live holy unto Him. Fruit then is the expression of life, and in the Bible fruit is indicative of converts, character and conductWHEN I SEE MY SELF, I SEE CHRIST. WHO DO I WANT TO BE LIKE, TALK LIKE,WORK LIKE, WHO DO I WANT TO PLEASE? CHRIST or SELF? 4 Romans 7 Complete Outline
  5. 5. A New Nature of Righteousness So As To Live For Christ ROMANS 7:5-8 #45.83 Charles e Whisnant, August 21, 2011Romans 7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sin (sinful passion,) whichwere by (through) the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death  When we were lost, in the past, when we were unregenerate, under the rule and control of our fallen sin nature inherited from Adam, when we were not saved, we had no choice but to yield to the sinful passions of life .HOW DO WE KNOW ALL THIS THAT WE DO IS WRONG? ONLY BY THE LAW: 3804THE SINFUL PASSIONS OR “THE MOTIONS OF SIN”.  What the law does is to stimulate our sinful passions.WHICH WERE BY (THROUGH) THE LAW  When there is a LAW that says you can’t do it, the flesh says “I want to do it.”What the LAW does is to stir up in us what is right and what is wrong and in so doing, in the lost personit just provokes one to do it. Let Us Just Face It: The Human Being Is Essentially Rebellious 1754 3196DID WORK IN OUR MEMBERS  Can I say, that in the unsaved person, there is this continual activity in them, that is so overpowering that it causes them to do sometimes the very opposite of what they would generally do. The influence that this inter power has over them, just is so powerful they end up doing that which that might not have otherwise done. “NO NORMAL PERSON WOULD HAVE DONE THAT.” The man in Norway who shot down 77 people in August 2011.  TO BRING FORTH FRUIT UNTO DEATH  C H Spurgeon explains the fruit-bearing nature of sinful passions aroused by the law writing that...  It is not the nature of sin to remain in a fixed state. Like decaying fruit, it grows more rotten. The man who is bad today will be worse tomorrow. Every week that he lives, he adds some new evil habit to all that he had before, until the chain, which at first seemed but a silken cord, becomes at last an adamantine fetter, in which he is held fast so that he cannot escape. It is impossible to say how far men will wander away from God! 5 Romans 7 Complete Outline
  6. 6. BUT NOW……But now under the Gospel.  Now Paul is going to illustrate Romans 7:5 and more at length in Romans 8:1-39 what happens when the Gospel gets to us. 2673WE ARE DELIVERED FROM THE LAW Romans 7:6  We as believers have been released from the power or the force of that which was in our nature to cause us to sin against God. 2538SO THAT WE SERVE 1398 IN NEWNESS OF THE SPIRIT  Herein is the fulfillment of Ezekiel’s prophecy of the New Covenant where God promised a spiritual “heart transplant” for Israel. Ezekiel 11:19-20; 36:26, 27; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8; 2:33 and John 7:39THE NEWNESS OF THE SPIRIT  Now once this old, insubordinate, rebellious, self-deifying, law-hating self dies with Christ. And we rise to walk in newness of life there is a change and a new love for Christ.Two things are certain in nature.Natural inclinations never change, but by some superior virtue.  The wolf can never love the lamb, nor the lamb the wolf; nothing but must act suitably to its nature.  Water cannot but moisten, fire cannot but burn. So likewise the corrupt nature of man being possessed with an invincible contrariety and enmity to God, will never suffer him to comply with God.  And the inclinations of a sinner to sin being more strengthened by the frequency of sinful acts, have as great a power over him, and as natural to him, as any qualities are to natural agents: and being stronger than any sympathies in the world, cannot by a man’s own power, or the power of any other nature equal to it, be turned into a contrary channel.(2.) Nothing can act beyond its own principle and nature.  Nothing in the world can raise itself to a higher rank of being than that which nature has placed it in; a spark cannot make itself a star, though it mount a little up to heaven; o Nor a plant endue itself with sense, nor a beast adorn itself with reason; nor a man make himself an angel. Thorns cannot bring forth grapes, nor do thistles produce figs because such fruits are above the nature of those plants. So neither can our corrupt nature bring forth grace, which is a fruit above it. Grace is more excellent than nature, therefore cannot be the fruit of nature. It is Christ’s conclusion, “How can you, being evil, speak good things?” Matt. 12:33, 34. Not so much as the buds and blossoms of words, much less the fruit of actions. o They can no more change their natures, than a viper can do away with his poison. 6 Romans 7 Complete Outline
  7. 7. SO IS IT A GOOD LAW OR A BAD LAW It’s a Volcano not a Mountain! Charles e Whisnant, August 28, 2011 Romans 7:7-12 45.84Here is what we need to remember if we are going to have a victorious life:  This was an illustration I read: The Sleeping giant Mount Pinatubo of the Philippines (600 years). “When a volcano is silent for many years, our people forget it’s a volcano and begin to treat it like a mountain.”  Here is the biggest mistake we can make, to ignore the volcano and move back onto what seems like a dormant “mountain.”  Never forget, your old nature is a Volcano…..not simply a mountain! (Wayne Barber)A. C. Gaebelein says that this seventh chapter of Romans is a picture of every Christian as hestruggles against the principle of sin in his soul and in his life.ROMANS 7:7The Jews would ask: Are you saying the holy law of God is not only insufficient to sanctify us, butthat it is the mere occasion of increased sin? They would argue what they thought Paul was sayingthat the Law would in fact produce sinful passion, and that would make men worse than theywere before.The Law is like an x-ray machine and makes known clearly what might have always been there, buthidden before: and you can’t blame a x-ray for what it exposes.Paul’s aim in Romans 7:7-25 is to support the teaching, up to this point in the book, that the Law ofMoses or the law written on the heart of men – is powerless to declare us righteous before God andpowerless to make us righteous before God. The fact is we are sinners by nature. What the Law does isto make us guilty and stirs up rebellion within. It doesn’t justify and it doesn’t sanctify.THE LAW ILLUMINATES SIN. The Law reveals. James 1:23-24 1. “Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. An old Chinese proverbs says: “To an ugly man, every mirror is an enemy.” The mirror is not the problem; it is my ugly mug."IS THE LAW SIN? GOD FORBID. AFAugustine placed the truth in a clear light when hewrote, 7 Romans 7 Complete Outline
  8. 8. "The law is not at fault, but our evil and wicked nature; even as a heap of lime is still and quiet until water is poured on it, but then it begins to smoke and burn, not from the fault of the water, but from the nature of the lime which will not endure it."FOR HAD I NOT KNOW SIN TO KNOW (1492) (eido, oida - eido is used only in the perfect tense = oida)  Literally means perception by sight (perceive, see)  The meaning of KNOW is somewhat difficult to convey but in general this type of "knowing" is distinguished from ginosko (and epiginosko, epignosis), the other major NT word for knowing, because ginosko refers to knowledge obtained by experience or "experiential knowledge" whereas eido often refers to more intuitive knowledge, although the distinction is not always crystal clear. KNOW YOUR SIN. THERE IN IS ETERNAL LIFE If there is one thing you and I need to know it is our SIN. The trouble with most people is that they don’t know that they have sinned. There is such great pain to the family, the church, to the soul of that individual when they don’t seem to get it about their sinfulness.  This knowing your sin does not mean to experiment with SIN. “How do you know if it is wrong if you don’t do a little sin.” That is the most wrong advice that you could ever give someone or think.  You know -- a little pornography, a little fornication, a little lying, and cussing. You know, to see how it feels. Get to know it.BUT BY OR THROUGH THE LAW - The instrument by which the real truth about sin becomesknown is the Law.FOR I HAD NOT KNOWN LUST (coveting) EXCEPT THE LAW HAD SAID, THOUSHALT NOT COVET.  Exodus 20:17; Deut. 5:21; Joshua 7:21“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant ormaidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”WHY DID PAUL USE THIS 10TH COMMANDMENT TO ILLUSTRATE HIS POINT?>  The 10th Commandment stands for all the rest. By quoting a portion of the final commandment, Paul is saying that this one summarizes all the others.  Coveting is a root sin which is often the cause of other sins. If we could peel back our motives when we sin, a spirit of coveting is often behind what we do. One could argue that coveting is the root sin of Eve in Genesis 3:6 when she viewed the forbidden fruit as “…pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom…” In Colossians 3:5, Paul equates coveting (or greed) with idolatry. In Joshua 7:21, Achan explains why he sinned by taking forbidden plunder: “I coveted them and took them.” 8 Romans 7 Complete Outline