Chapter # 7 Paragraph # 1 Study # 1
December 19, 2006
Lincolnton, N.C.

<276> Thesis: The Law only functions in the realm of the living. Introduction: In a sense we "finished" chapter six of Romans last week. In another sense, we only "finished" a section of Paul's theology that deals fundamentally with the present reality in which there is no escape from "experience as a consequence of actions taken". This evening we are going to press on to chapter seven. As we do, we suddenly become aware that Paul clearly did not see 6:23 as the "end" of the issue raised in 6:15. So, we are going to begin to look into a further development of Paul's understanding of how we are to function as believers in this world.