On Sunday we looked at how the gospel fundamentally changes the nature, power for, and motivation of our obedience to Christ as we now bear fruit for him. Since believers have been set free from sin (Romans 6) and set free from the law of Moses (Romans 7), we are now free to obey Jesus Christ. We have died to sin and we have died to the law, so Paul says we are now free to live for God by faith in what Jesus Christ has accomplished for us. In light of this, Eric asked us two questions: Do you obey God? Why?
Read Romans 7:1-6
How do you respond to Eric’s two questions?
What is it like to obey out of fear or out of pride?
How do you know if you are obeying out of fear or pride instead of by faith?
Is there an area of life where you are tempted to ignore Christ’s commands?
Pray for each other to grow in the obedience of faith.