My thoughts looked like frayed rope after a hard game of tug-of-war as I sought what Scripture would tell me about my sin-nature vs. Spirit control. This all came about after choosing “Flawless” by MercyMe as my inspiration song this week.
How can I be flawless when just this week I’ve proven that I’m flawed? Let’s find out together! Along with the podcast I’ve created a resource to challenge you to seek truth in context. Check it out!
On this episode I discuss:
- Team Grace vs. Team Sin-Nature
- An example of Paul’s own tug-of-war – Romans 7:18-20
- The war waged in our minds – Romans 7:23 and Galatians 5:17
- Team Grace says, “It’s paid for” while Team Sin-Nature says, “I’m still in charge”
- Truth is defined by God regardless of perception or observation
- Sin-Nature is NOT in charge if the Spirit of the Living God lives in me – Romans 8:9
- Don’t fall prey to our drive-through, fast-food, sound bite society
- A great article by Rachel Barach – specifically her point that “The Bible Is Not Easy”
- The resistance of “I don’t get this!”
- Taking a statement out of context because we fail to read past chapters or section headings – Romans 7:25 vs. Romans 8:1-4
- If I am tempted to give into my sinful desires, I need to instead give myself completely to God
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If you have never heard this song before, you can listen to the official audio version on YouTube below.
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- Making of the Video – Flawless – YouTube
- Bart Millard shares the story and heart behind MercyMe’s song “Flawless” on YouTube here