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Romans Chapter 7:15-19

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September 3, 2022 1:00 am

Romans Chapter 7:15-19

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The fact that we want to do good things that the Lord that is the Lord when one of the bad things that are only nature is really not too hard to finally figure out what the new nature is drawn as to what all major. I think in people.

There is this desire to do what trying to honor God. I'm not saying everybody listen I think God is trying to influence decision welcome to cross the bridge with David McGee you know anyone who is seeking the Lord knows that battle within between the old nature in the new you know the difference between conviction and condemnation find out today as David continues his teaching in Romans seven.

Let God work in us. Pastor David looking at Romans here. Romans chapter 7 in its awesome awesome book Paul is getting very personal and chapter 7 until about the pronouns he started about a lot. Not that he's not focusing on me and Sharon personally. The struggles that are going to solicit jump in here. Romans chapter 7 verse 15 for what I am doing. I do not understand what I will to do that. I do not practice what I hate that I do some reading from new King James version.

We read it to you in the new living translation will bring it up on the screen says I don't understand myself at all. For I really want to do what's right but I don't do instead. I do the very thing I hate now have no idea what Paul's talking about.

I can't relate in any way to what is saying here.

I just don't get it used to struggle and then I became a pastor and just don't course, I relate with and each person listening in their honest relates to this struggle that's going on Paul again. He's being very personal and this is this is Paul incredible theologian incredible man of God change the face not just of a little section of the world would change the world really for Jesus Christ decision I'm in this struggle or film of the struggle. One of the things that happens here is we will not only discourage people from doing wrong. That's obviously something the church should be engaged in think sometimes churches spend all their time on that rather than encouraging people to do what's right, encouraging the people that are servant and encouraging some people that have not yet begun the search, encouraging the step out of themselves and begin to do what's right. We need that money that you need that weaning that that's one of things that happens is we come together.

God speaks to us through the Bible and work together we can spur each other on a you will worship reminders the Bible challenges God speaks to us what happens here were encouraged to do what's right, discourage, and doing what's wrong these passages really what set Martin Luther free in the sense because he became listen any realize that Jesus would do for him what he had been vainly struggling to do for him as he read these passages the real now we all have this thing in think that we know we we realize only do all we begin to feel that pressure of you will look at verse 16 says then I do what I will not do agree with the law that it is good towards a larger says you shouldn't do this.

So when I do it I realize I'm done wrong because the Bible the word got told me not what happens while really what happens at that moment depends a lot on our reaction when you do something wrong in all of us are going to do something wrong. The book of Proverbs talks about how righteous men will fall seven times to get back up just getting back up. That's the important part were all really were all going to fall but is important to get back up when that happened. When you do something wrong. That conviction comes your convinced you did something wrong. Now conviction draws you to God.

Condemnation seems to push away from God, but in that moment of conviction. If you resist that conviction and you resisted one of two things is going to happen, but that guilt and shame is just going to get heavier and heavier and heavier and heavier as a Christian I used to think what you got. Again, I want to do something wrong.

You just can't ask forgiveness. Right after it happens, it felt bad enough for long and often and be sorry enough before you can really add ask for forgiveness. But you found out as time goes on. I'm less and less likely to ask for forgiveness. I'm more and more likely let that guilt and that Shane built to no longer do I want worship God to read about or literature as a grown in the Lord. I realize I have to repent and ask forgiveness often young man was getting married. Ask owner Manson what's something I can do to help a marriage.

He said well at the end of every day. Just apologize to your wife and he said what what about what if I don't know what I've done. He said it doesn't matter your wife will know what you done just apologize at the end of every walk with the Lord is similar to we all have those moments when we do something wrong and is just that and you just realize it's like oh no is sometimes you say something that you really shouldn't of said and even as the words are coming out of your mouth.

It's like everything just slows down for a minute you know and you say something you like, oh, the words of already gone and the person is looking at that Reese are you click send on the email and then you reread it and you go that's not good that that's not love any realize that since I think often because of the spirit of God. We realize we've done something wrong, but we need somebody to come alongside us, encourage us to come to the Lord, come back to the Lord to encourage us and what were doing.

That's good. And why you think about people think Christianity is about telling people what they do wrong. That's part of, understand that I'm a pastor I'm a Bible teacher, I don't get versus hit stuff where you go all out to that that's wrong about it yet also want to encourage you and what do you understand.

I believe in really the Bible teaches that Christianity is more about doing what's right than not doing what's wrong say as greatness all go out and send it whatever you want to do but how you become a Christian, you become a follower of Jesus, do you do that I quit doing something that's wrong the first is towards Jesus and accepting what he did on the cross and doing something right. Your first step in being a believer becoming a Christian is doing what seven towards Jesus something that we can all do. Verse 17 says, but now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me was understand Paul's essay need not responsible is not accountable is not saying those things on the summary wrote to you, but there is to be the sky flip Wilson flip Wilson had to say that his visit was got his little things like none I know flip the devil didn't make you do it man dangled the fruit in front of you, but you made the choice policy and here you know it's not necessarily mean it's the sin in me, but at the same time he made the decision to simply go back up. Verse 14 for we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin. I am complex and the problem is with me tossing to your problem is not with the neighbor problems with your spouse is not the person you go to church with problems that we parents with their children from sexually lovely enough to say this promise with you. The trouble is when you say that with me.

The trouble is with me.

The trouble is with me, me. Nothing. The trouble is with me feels a lot better the troubles out there that said we been doing out a long time. I mean if you remember in the garden three people God Adam and Eve got busted for doing something wrong. You know what he did was only three. He blamed the other to God. It's that woman you gave me to love you just totally messed me up now, but really my fault I did better so that sometimes we tie that into apologies right.

I'm sorry but you shouldn't spoke to me that's not really apology eventually apologize. You need to retrain yourself the way go politic. I'm sorry for blank. Stop talking because if you keep talking you're going to get in the justification and well you know the reason I yelled is because you did this and you did that so really I was just responding to your sent your sin was a problem we have to understand, there is a sinful disposition and there is a part of you wants to do wrong things that shouldn't shock you if you're being honest and this is a place you can be honest so you know I think another part of me that once it's been in churches where you can see, you can say while still struggle since I was in a church like that. I still struggle sentiment so you should be struggle with sin usually struggles and will you always will go movers should be struggle like why am I should be something wrong with me now is getting close to the truth.

Problem is I hadn't yet read this passage of Roman when I read this passage Jerome is a thought that nothing was wrong with me all wrong with the guidance only. The moment he told me to run some wrong moment somebody says that the moment you say that the moment you act like that you should solidified and verify that there's something deeply wrong with his you're in denial, as they say, and denial isn't just a river in Egypt now travels with me that part of you.

Your old nature. Your sinful nature has to weaken and in your new nature that part of you want to come to Jesus. He puts his deposit for spirit in you asking the fill you to overflowing with the Holy Spirit and now you have if you will, to nature, you have your old nature. Your sinful nature. Your flesh wants to do wrong then you got your new nature of the Spirit led life you want to do what's right. And those two things are in conflict.

Now how do how do you manage these two things well your old nature again has to weaken does it weaken and that through the Holy Spirit, but also friend to starvation Savior feeding the old nature. It will continue to be strong in your life. If you're feeding the new nature it will continue to be strong in your life so you need to do is starve the old nature and see the new nature anything in the nature of several easy ways. Prayer and you guys are doing one of the things that feature new nature more than anything worshiping God and digging into his work.

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Nothing good to house for two well is present when labor how to perform what is good do not find in your flesh and your old nature. There's nothing good, nothing; now they all believe in the total depravity of manner. Do you believe that there's a fallen nature to God whether I believe or not isn't important.

The Bible teaches that I believe the Bible so yes I do believe in that fallen nature. See doubt that there's a fallen nature anytime some ice, a lot of leaving the total depravity of men. I get the kids as if you got kids. This is an academic discussion is the kids just I mean they do fallen nature. Things don't ever send in hearing your Angel as an infant, you will discover what I'm saying.

Soon enough, set fallen human nature. Paul's teaching it right here now. The Bible also says that we don't have to live like that, that the Holy Spirit can cause us to run as above all to live above that the live better lives is is what Paul is getting to hear with God for got so we can do what's right. Wow, I can't do what I'm supposed to do and I do what I'm not supposed to do. This is just a lovely Christian existence. Here's the thing, God will equip you as Holy Spirit to be overcoming and be victorious. Which means when you do something good. Do you think that you it's not really an issue making the right decision, but it's God leaving you and God asking you to yield to him that when you do something bad that's you that I got. So when you do something good. That's the Lord working anything first glance you go got a mom now as you know I mean I came to church. I was pretty good about me and about getting here and stuff would you really feel good about.

You did a little something or would you rather know that God is in the work in your life. Rather know God is working well and God, for God is at work in your life now know that you're here. I don't know why you're here.

I don't know what you specifically let you know. Maybe. Maybe Citgo actually didn't bring me my parents may make up no unite here by coincidence or maybe there is some apparently come up kids when when you're here because God drew maybe you're sitting on now Mr. Pastor man actually I'm not a Christian. I'm sitting here, I want to hear about this Jesus only hear what you say about the Bible and somebody told me this was a safe thing that would throw things at your church lacquering that I'm here, check this thing out but I'm not a Christian, how can God be at work in my life, you're here, God is all around you, drawn you to the place to hear about that. Once you're a believer. He works on you from the inside out before you become a believer is working from the outside in, but it's a glorious thing to stop and think because I've been in the situations where there really are really and yet somehow at this at at that moment I heard myself saying things that was made sense happens every Sunday morning hearing her savings. It allows pretty good to write that down that when I get the situation and I will respond with anger or bitterness and I don't want to enjoy it is to see God come and forth in my life is what the Bible says and this is such an incurring version of you not taking that you still want to probably job a couple of these verses down what it is worth Philippians 213. Save for God is working in you giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases him. This is such a liberating freedom verse the life lesson here. The fact that we want to do good is God. The fact that we want to do good is God. It's absolutely the Lord. The fact that we want to do good things that the Lord that is the Lord when we want to do bad things. That's our old nature is really not too hard to define and figure out what the new nature is drawn as to what the nature and I think in people. There is this desire to do what trying to do good to do good to other people to honor God nothing everybody listens that I think God is trying to influence decisions. Notice that phrase influence decisions making a decision.

He places before you decisions, life, death, blessings, cursing as you decide you choose the fact that we can do good, that we want to do good, that is Lord.

Verse 19 for the good that I will to do. I do not do the evil. I will not do that. I practice this is Paul part of his frustration of trying to follow the lower part of the source of frustration of trying to be saved by the law. Here's what I mean when you come to the Lord asking to forgive. Ever since most of us understand that it's by grace.

In other words, unearned unmerited favor when you come to Jesus and Jesus, forgive me my sins, it's not because Jesus that we know you're pretty much a good person, like what you been doing this week I forget what happened decision not yet earned it. You don't deserve it but I won't forget.

But here's what happens in so many Christian life as I said, okay, you forgiven me of these things.

And okay, I can take it from here and now. I'll set us all set about to try to do what's right in order to earn your approval, your got approval. Now we should be doing what's right.

But we should be doing what's right out of love for the Lord. That's not saying occasionally if you're not doing anything to him I will poke you in project spur you own or stir you up or agitate you in the doing what's right. The motivation is a love for the Lord in the trying to be saved through works. Sorry it happened. It saddens me that some people they describe salvation in a way that sounds like being saved by works of Yasser my will. How to get save some people start out by you.

Gotta quit doing this you quit doing that when we say that some people go with that for years so this part of the package, anything that happened. See what happens when we come to the Lord God begins the changes from inside out, but it's when we come to the Lord God and say hey get cleaned up and come to me and say hey come on to me, all you got it figured out scope and got a whole lot just come to me, you who are weary and eat up having Lane.

How are you to live the Christian life which arise not something you can do.

You couldn't live a Christian life before you got God's spirit can do it through you, but that's not you, it's called point friend you know for sure that your sins have been forgiven. You can know right now only just a short simple prayer simply telling God you're sorry and asking him to help you to live for him. God wants you to pray this prayer so much that he died to give you the opportunity and the ability to ask him to forgive you.

Please pray this prayer with me out loud right now. Dear Jesus, I believe you died for me that I could be forgiven and I believe you were raised from the dead that I could have a new life not done wrong things I have sent and I'm sorry. Please forgive me of all those things. Please give me the power to live for you. All of my days in Jesus name, amen friend of you prayed that prayer according to the Bible you've been forgiven you've been born again.

Jesus said he would not turn anybody away who comes to him and he came for those people who knew they needed forgiveness.

Those who were sick, not the righteous to congratulations for you just made the greatest decision that you will ever make. God bless you, if you prayed this prayer with Pastor David receiving Jesus Christ for the first time or re-dedicating your life to the Lord.

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