These two chapters have spawned much discussion throughout Christianity. Is Romans 7 Paul’s experience as an unbeliever? Is Romans 8 Christian nirvana, higher living?
If we want to do good and yet don’t do good, what does this say about us? What should our response be? Should we just throw up our hands, let sin rip, and yet have our minds in a happy Jesus state?
Romans 7 and 8 are very practical chapters. There are no mind games, denial of reality or anything else. Faith has always been the same–hear God and do what He says.
Thank God through Jesus Christ we have an advocate with the Father and we have also been given His Holy Spirit to help us kill off the deeds of the body and be led by the Spirit.
Here’s my summation of these two chapters. (You’ll need Windows Media Player to listen)