The Debt You Can Never Repay by Jerry Vines

THE DEBT YOU CAN NEVER REPAY
Romans 13:8-10
Jerry Vines
7/24/94
Turn in your Bible to Romans 13. I want to talk with you about
the debt you can never repay.
On this particular cruise to Alaska I had the opportunity to
meet a man from Huntsville, Alabama, who owns a concrete company
there. This man has recently received Jesus Christ as his personal
Savior. It is really a thrill to tell about what Jesus is doing for him
in his life. He's probably around 62 years of age and just having come
to know the Lord and just getting interested in the things of God at a
late age, he is just absolutely carried away and thrilled and
overwhelmed by everything that Jesus is doing for him. He was talking
about the fact that how knowing Christ and having Jesus in his life has
changed every area of his life. There is no area of his life that is
untouched now that Jesus Christ has come in.
That's really what the whole book of Romans is all about. In
the opening chapter it tells us what Jesus did for us when HE died on
the cross of Calvary. Jesus went to the cross. Jesus who knew no sin
paid the price for you and for me who were sinner and because of that
made it possible for us to be forgiven and have a brand new life.
Then when you come to the closing chapters of Romans he applies
that Christian experience to every relationship in life. Back in the
2
12th chapter he points out the fact that we now have a new relationship
to God. So we are to present ourselves as a living sacrifice unto God.
Then you move into the 13th chapter and he tells us we have a new
relationship to the government. Every relationship of the Christian
life is affected because of knowing Jesus as Lord and Savior. Today he
is going to talk to us about this matter of our relationship to our
neighbor.
When you look at these verses of Scripture you will find that
they really gather themselves around the statement in verse 9 where it
says "thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." Actua ...


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