Sunday Morning | Overcoming Sin | Romans 8:3-4
“For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” -Romans 8:3-4
The key to victory over sin is a life that is yielded to Christ each and every moment. You have to grip the one truth that there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus–this is how you grow and walk in holiness. -excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon
Sunday Morning | No Condemnation | Romans 8:1-2
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” -Romans 7:24-8:1
Right now, if you are in Christ, there is no condemnation over you. The wrath of God has been appeased by Christ. This does not say that there is no cause for condemnation, but that there is no condemnation because of what Christ has done for us. -excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon
“But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8
The Gospel is the news that Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, died for our sins and rose again, eternally triumphant over all His enemies, so that there is now no condemnation for those who believe, but only everlasting joy. -John Piper in “The Gospel in 6 Minutes”
“In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.” -Jeremiah 50:20
A glorious word indeed! What a perfect pardon is here promised to the sinful nations of Israel and Judah! Sin is to be so removed that it shall not be found, so blotted out that there shall be none. Glory be unto the God of pardons!
Satan seeks out sins wherewith to accuse us, our enemies seek them that they may lay them to our charge, and our own conscience seeks them even with a morbid eagerness. But when the Lord applies the precious blood of Jesus, we fear no form of search, for “there shall be none”; “they shall not be found.” The Lord hath caused the sins of His people to cease to be: He hath finished transgression and made an end of sin. The sacrifice of Jesus has cast our sins into the depths of the sea. This makes us dance for joy.
The reason for the obliteration of sin lies in the fact that Jehovah Himself pardons His chosen ones. His word of grace is not only royal but divine. He speaks absolution, and we are absolved. He applies the atonement, and from that hour His people are beyond all fear of condemnation. Blessed be the name of the sin-annihilating God!
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]