Preaching Sermons That Work From Romans 8

PREACHING SERMONS THAT WORK FROM ROMANS 8 is a sermon about declaring no condemnation in Christ. This sermon is an expository sermon of Romans 8:1-4. This sermon points out that God's justice condemns us but His mercy redeems us.


Preaching Sermons That Work From Romans 8

Preaching Sermons That Work From Romans 8 is an expository sermon from Romans 8:1-4. This sermon tells us that we are all guilty in God's courtrooom. However, a pardon for sin is offered through the person of Jesus Christ.


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INTRODUCTION: Someone said, “God’s justice condemns us, but His mercy redeems us.”

In Australia’s justice system, it’s important that jurors have an open mind. They can’t have their minds made up before they get into the courtroom. They must always remember that a person is considered innocent until proven guilty. And yet, this system of justice is not like the one God has devised for mankind. We are declared guilty before we even enter His courtroom! And though that may not sound fair, it is because God’s perfect law demands it.

In a courtroom, when a person is found guilty, he or she faces punishment. But the wonderful thing about God’s courtroom is that when we admit our guilt, we are offered mercy! We are all guilty and face an-eternal-life sentence of death. Yet the penalty for sin is meted out only to those who refuse to acknowledge their sin, and who reject God’s forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Guilty--that’s our status. But we can be granted forgiveness and be pardoned from our sin through the person of Jesus Christ.

There are three reasons why there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.


1. Jesus has set us free from the Law and its Curse (Romans 8:1-2)

Look at verse 2, it say, “because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.”

Before we became Christians, two things were certain in our lives.

A. Without Christ, we were condemned to a life of sin.

In fact, we were enslaved to sin. We could not escape the power of sin in our lives. At that time, we wanted to do the right thing (I hope), but generally we couldn’t help ourselves.

B. Without Christ, we were condemned to hell.

In some ways, deep down in our souls we knew there was something wrong. We knew we were not right with God.

Then we heard the gospel of Jesus Christ and how he set us free from the Law and its curse.

When I became a Christian, I realized that I was no longer enslaved to sin. I could choose not to sin. Also, I realized I was no longer heading for hell, instead I am heading for heaven. Why? Because Jesus has set me free from the Law and its curse.


2. Jesus did what the Law of God could not do (Romans 8:3)

A. The Law of God cannot save you

Look at the beginning of verse 3, “For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by our sinful nature.”

The law of God cannot save us in that the law of God was never meant to save us. The law of God was given to expose sin and the sinful of sin and to point us to Jesus Christ.

Law-keeping will never save us because we can never keep the law perfectly, not one of us can keep all the commands of God. Therefore, instead of saving us, the law of God really condemns us because we cannot keep it.

B. Only Jesus Christ can save you

Look at verse 3 again, “For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by our sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man.”

The only way we can escape condemnation is by accepting God’s remedy for sin, and God’s remedy is Jesus Christ.


3. Jesus fulfilled the righteous requirements of the Law (Romans 8:4)

A. Jesus died in our place (8:4a)

Look at verse 4a, “in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us....”

The Law of God demands the sentence of death for sin and Christ fulfilled that demand.

As the apostle Peter said, “Jesus Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sin, might live for righteousness" (1 Peter 3:18).

B. God sent the Holy Spirit to empower us to live the Christian life (8:4b)

Look at the end of verse 4, “who do not walk according to the flesh by according to the Spirit.”

Jesus has saved us from a lost eternity by dying in our place, but also Jesus has saved us from a life of sin by sending the Holy Spirit to live in us and to empower us to live for God. The Holy Spirit is our answer to our struggle with sin.

As one writer said, “Romans 7 insists that we cannot keep the law because of our indwelling sin, whereas Romans 8:4 insists that we can and must because of the indwelling Holy Spirit.”

Another writer said, “Now we learn that the Law’s requirements are met by the Spirit-controlled life.”

As the Holy Spirit controls our life, we are able to fulfill the law of God. We are able to love our neighbor as God commanded. We are able to forgive as Christ forgave. We are able to resist temptation as Christ resisted.

In fact, we now can say no to sin.

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