The Struggle with Sin

September 22, 2013

· Romans 7:7-25

  1. In Romans 7, Paul declares that while we are free from the control of sin as believers, we aren’t free from thecontest with sin that rages within us.  When is the last time you could relate to Paul’s statement: I do not understand what I do?  How do you respond?
  2. Why is it important to acknowledge our struggle with sin?  How is our struggle actually an indication of spiritual growth?
  3. How can you relate to Paul’s confession in v. 24?    But what is Paul’s hope (v. 25)?
  4. On the journey of transformation, what is our role in the struggle outlined in Romans 6 and 7?  What is God’s role?  What are practical ways we can fight the temptations we face?