What the Law Can and Cannot Do (Romans 7:7-12)

Having seen Paul’s defense of God’s grace in chapter six, we now see Paul defense of the law in chapter 7. He shows us that it is not the law but our sinful flesh that is to blame for our evil desires and death. In this sermon, pastor Matt reminds us that what the law […]

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Sin’s Wages and God’s Gift (Romans 6:20-23)

  In the final verses of Romans 6 the apostle Paul focuses on the outcomes living as slaves of sin and slaves of God in order to encourage the church, contrasting sin’s wages of death with God’s free gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus. In this sermon, pastor Matt shows us that only those […]

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Obedient Slaves by Grace (Romans 6:15-19)

In the first half of Romans 6 we saw that grace unites us with Christ so that the believer is dead to sin and alive to God to walk in newness of life. By baptism into Christ, we are no longer under law but grace (v. 14). In this sermon, pastor Matt reminds us that […]

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Romans 6:1-5 gave us an introduction to the believer’s union with Christ in his death and his life. Now, in verses 6-11, pastor Matt looks at the apostle Paul’s explanation of this reality in order to convince us beyond a shadow of a doubt that we can be dead to sin and alive to God […]

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What does God’s grace have to say about life between our justification and our glorification? Yes, we have a new identity and a future certainty. But does grace have anything to say about our day-to-day reality? In this sermon, pastor Matt helps us see that grace has abounded in Christ that we might die to […]

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