Romans 7: A Struggle with Sin

Romans 7: A Struggle with Sin

How do you deal with indwelling sin? Whereas the first part of Romans looks at the problem of sin and the solution of justification, Romans 6–8 moves into the idea of sanctification. Sanctification means becoming more and more in our practice who we are in...
Romans 7: A Struggle with Sin

Colossians 3: The New Self

The letter to the Colossians may be divided into two parts. Chapters 1 and 2 address doctrine, whereas chapters 3 and 4 offer application. Paul’s first command is to keep seeking the things above and not the things on Earth (Colossians 3:1). This echoes Jesus’ rebuke...
Who Does God Say I Am?

Who Does God Say I Am?

Below is a list of biblical affirmations about our identity in Jesus Christ that is derived from a few selected passages in the New Testament. This is just a portion of the many truths about who we have become through faith in God’s Son, but it is a powerful inventory...