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Romans 7:14-25
 
We must remain strong
 
The problem of sin and the law has been settled through the
death of Christ.
 
We strive to serve God through the Spirit.
 
It's a victory that comes only by persistence, patience, and relentless faith in the mercy of God.
 
1. Sin will never stop trying to get the best of you.
  • "Don't blame it on me; the devil made me do it"
  • Sin seizes opportunity.
  • Sin will do what it can to wipe you out.
  • We need to be aware of the same thing in our spiritual lives, and take the same kind of action.
  • Don't give it an opportunity.
2. Your behavior will always be bothersome.
  • You have to accept the fact that the battle with sin is a lifelong battle.
  • It means that you accept this struggle as a daily reality.
  • God's grace guarantees your forgiveness.
  • The worst thing you can do is to give up, to quit trying.
  • Your reach in the Christian life will always exceed your grasp.
3. Only Jesus can help you resolve the tension.
  • Victory is a birthright for every believer.
  • Jesus helps you deal with the tension between who you are and who you want to be.
  • His goal for you is that you become good.
  • His purpose for you is that you become like Jesus.
  • We are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8:37 NIV)
  • Don't put your faith in your goodness, put your faith in His mercy.