The Climax of the Book of Romans
This is a sermon excerpt from Tim Conway’s “Climax of the Book of Romans.” Excellent points. Below this short clip is the full message.
Here is the full sermon:
“May God be glorified in our lives as we submit to the Gospel and live obedient lives by the power of Cross and not waste this vapor of a life that we have left to live.”
Bless God. What a wonderful exhortation! So much I have yet to comprehend. My soul rejoices at the same time as I weep over my apathy.
Firstly, I love this guy. I am always edified by his messages and his scripture knowledge, especially when he answers questions from the congregation. Thanks for posting this!
Second, this turns our constant hand-wringing about our wretchedness on its ear. I have to say that this message was difficult for me to hear, and something I had never really considered before in this passage. The problem is that human nature IS deceitful and wicked. However, it seems to be clear that through that chance for ‘righteousness apart from the Law’ that we have been given through Christ Jesus, we are no longer allowed to be defeatist and throw up our hands every time we make a mistake, just saying it’s our depravity. Somehow this is still placing the blame on something other than ourselves… just a more subtle way. We are to strive towards a life that is pleasing and obedient, and obviously it is possible! So on one hand we should be wary of ourselves, but on the other hand it is possible and necessary to strive for a life pleasing to the Lord!