"The Resurrecting Christ" - Romans 7:1-13 - 4th Sunday in Pentecost
Power is one of Paul’s main themes in the letter to the Romans. Last week we saw the power of God, through Christ, in Baptism. Paul, however, presents both the power of the Law and the power of the Gospel throughout his letter. But the power of both are totally different. Today we explore Romans, chapter 7:1-13. Here we learn that the power of the Law never justifies and never makes us righteous. And, to live by the law means making yourself look righteous before God. But to live by the law leave Christ out of the picture. You cannot live by the power of the law and the Gospel. We learn that being buried in our Baptisms with Christ, is live under the power of the Gospel.