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Life Lessons for the New Believer series

Life Lessons for the New Believer

A series designed for new Christians

Two Lives

Romans 7:21-25

Paul J. Bucknell
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New Life | New Values | Two Lives | Commitment
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Purpose

Video podcast on 'Two Lives' from Romans 7:21-25 explains why a believer with the Spirit might sin or even fall again and again. Special attention is given on the struggle between the flesh and the spirit (the inner man).

Click the video podcast below to start or download here to separately view in own (larger) screen. Study questions are provided below.

Romans 7:21-25

β€œ21 I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wishes to do good. 22 For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, 23 but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind, and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members.

24 Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin.” (Romans 7:21-25, NASB).

commentary on the Book of Romans

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The new believer faces numerous questions which most people around him or her do not know the answers to. Discover these answers here!

These are critical questions for the new believer because he or she is trying to understand who they really are. They want to know what is true for a new believer. After all, they have known Christ for such a short time.

Study and Review Questions for 'Two Lives'

Summary

Each genuine believer has both the Spirit and the flesh (i.e. selfish tendency) within him operating. The unbeliever only has the flesh. The Holy Spirit works with our new life in the spirit and enables us to communicate with Him and find strength.

The key point is that the Christian life is a struggle. We must learn to fight against the flesh and live according to the spirit. While carrying out the deeds of the Spirit, we cannot carry out the deeds of the flesh. We can only live this kind of life through Jesus Christ.

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