Dorman Followwill teaches on the book of Romans.
In Romans Ch. 6:15-23, Paul compares being a slave to sin with choosing be a slave to Jesus Christ, our loving Savior. God now identifies us with Jesus, who frees us from sin and gives us eternal life. He is our Lord and Master, all-powerful and all-loving, forever.
In Romans Ch. 6:22-23, Paul gives us a choice between two masters: sin and Jesus Christ. Those are our only two options; if we choose not to serve Jesus, then we are choosing to be slaves to sin. God has given us the freedom to choose. Whom will you serve?
In Romans Ch. 7:1-6, Paul explains how Jesus Christ’s death sets us free from the Law (from the Old Testament; the Law of Moses). Instead of rules and religion, Christians get to have a loving relationship with the Almighty God!
Though we are freed from the Law through Jesus Christ, we still respect and obey the Law. Paul explains, in Romans Ch. 7:7-13, how the Law helps us by revealing sin in our lives. If we don’t know that we’re sinning, how can we ever stop?
In Romans Ch. 7:14-25, Paul describes the daily struggle with sin that we all face. As a Christian, you are not immune to sin and temptation. But you can have victory in life by focusing on Jesus Christ. With Him you can defeat sin and live in freedom.
In Romans Ch. 4:1-4, Paul tells us about the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, who came to live inside of us when we became Christians. The Holy Spirit is the one who gives us the power to enjoy every day in freedom, no longer slaves to sin.
In Romans Ch. 8:1-4, Paul tells us about the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, who came to live inside of us when we became Christians. The Holy Spirit is the one who gives us the power to enjoy every day in freedom, no longer slaves to sin.
In Romans Ch. 8:1, Paul proclaims that we, as Christians, are free from guilt. When He died on the cross, Jesus paid the penalty for our past, present and future sins. Therefore, though we have sinned, we are able to stand blameless before God.
In Romans Ch. 8:5-11, Paul teaches that there are only two kinds of lives we can lead. We are either “in the flesh,” meaning we are without God and trying to run our own lives, or we are “in the Spirit,” where we allow the Holy Spirit of God to guide us.
Paul tells us, in Romans Ch. 8:9, that if we don’t have the Holy Spirit living inside of us, we do not belong to Christ. We are not Christians because we were born in a certain country, go to church, or get baptized. We are Christians because we have the Holy Spirit of God in our lives.