Chapter # 8 Paragraph # 1 Study # 3
May 29, 2007
Lincolnton, N.C.

<316> Thesis: God has effectively addressed man's bondage to Sin. Introduction: In our study last week we looked into the fact that the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the Law of Sin and Death. This is an extremely positive declaration. It says that our bondage to Sin has been broken. Now, this is either true or it is not. We are either free from the bondage, or we are not. If we are not, we are going to die. If we are, we are not only enjoying life now, we are going to continue to live tomorrow and the next day and the day after that. But, Paul's claim has some problems. The greatest of these problems is the fact that, though we are free from the Law of Sin and of Death, we still do not act anywhere near the way we should. This hypocrisy seems to deny Paul's declaration...but it does not. This evening we are going to see why that is true.