HOW TO BE A WINNER ON A LOSING TEAM
ROMANS 7: 24 - 28
The 7th chapter is an autobiographical account of Paul's inward
I.THE DECLARATION OF A DEFEATED MAN
"O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me..."
He formerly was egotistically stuck on himself (Phil. 3:5-6).
In the European palace of Wurtzung there is a Hall of a Thousand
Mirrors. As you enter a thousand selfs greet you. A thousand
smiles respond to yours. A thousand hands reach out to you. A
thousand eyes weep when you weep. This pictures the
self-centered person apart from Christ. Self is multiplied, self
is all around, you are engulfed by self. That alone is a
A. Vs. 23 - The Indwelling Principle of Sin. He was trying to
deal with sins he had committed rather than the sin to which he
was committed. His action was like dealing with one or a few
terrorists at a time rather than attacking their headquarters
and munitions centers. READ: Proverbs 4:23 and Ps. 1:10.
B. The Indwelling Pollution of Sin. "body of death" In ancient
days the victim of a murderer was strapped to the back of his
killer with wet strips of leather which as they dried bound the
two bodies together tightly. With this image in mind, Paul said,
"who shall deliver me from this body of sin?"
It affects his:
Devotional life "I see another law"
His prayer and worship life was influenced.
Vocational life Vss. 18, 19.
II.THE CONSOLATION OF A DETERMINED MAN
Who shall deliver me...the law! NO friends! NO "I thank God"
A. An Act of Thankful Anticipation. "Power belongeth unto the
Lord" (P ...
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