OUTLINE: “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit,” verse 1.
CONTENT: The trouble and strain we go through as Christians has been experienced also by Paul, Romans 7. Regardless to who you are, you will experience trials; you may fall but will get up again by God’s amazing grace. Paul wanted always to please God, but he said, “the good that would I do not; but the evil which I would not, that I do. Focus on who is your strength and do not give up. Condemnation means rejection, and God will not reject anyone. Like the prodigal son and his father, so is our relationship with God. Like the father ran to embrace his wayward son, so God looks on us sees our needs and rescues us in love. How can we do anything else but love. Christian growth happens by believing and behaving better. No matter what others say about us, God is willing to accept us and forgive our sins. He paid the sin debt. No condemnation means, no punishment. Sometimes we lose our way, but God never turn his back on us; He forgives and embraces us. He is our provider, protector, and way-maker. He lifts us up to higher heights. We can take a lesson from the eagles and soar above the clouds of darkness in our lives.
The devil will remind us of the evil or wrong we have done, but God forgives our past.
SPEAKER: Rev. Edward L. Jenkins, Sr.
TEXT: Romans 8: 1-3