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The Power and Reality of Sin Nature (3 of 6)
Series: Grow - Becoming the Spiritually Mature Person God Wants You to Be
Pastor Frank Damazio
INTRODUCTION: C.S. Lewis points out in his classic book, "Mere Christianity" that we may argue hotly about what exactly is right and what exactly is wrong, but no one in his right mind suggests that there is no such thing as right and wrong.
I. THE POWER AND REALITY OF THE SIN NATURE
A. The power of the sin nature functions in the realm of rebellion against the law of God
Romans 7:21-25 I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God-- through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.
B. The power of the sin nature seeks to forbid the practice of spiritual good in the life of the believer
Romans 7:14-20 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin. For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. But now, it is no longer I who do it, ...
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