Radical Love

May 1st, 2024

Romans 8:1-9

Paul is a minister of the new law, the new covenant. In Romans 8, the church is reminded that the Mosaic law leads to death. Life lived by the new law of love is only possible by the power of the Holy Spirit. By that power, we are able to choose a life of obedience to God.

We have been set free from the law of sin and death because of what Jesus has done for us. Sin has no authority over those who live by the Spirit of God. Spoiler alert: We already know the outcome of the battle between good and evil.

This radical love that we are called to receive, live in, and emulate mysteriously and miraculously changes us into Christ’s likeness. As we love more like Jesus, we are enabled to resist the temptation of sin. In verse 12, Paul says that we have no obligation to do what our sinful nature urges us to do. We have a choice.

Sin is a choice. That choice is made easier as we grow in Jesus’ love and rely on the Holy Spirit to lead us.

Author: Amy Scarlett

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One Response to “Radical Love”

  1. Marcela Says:

    May 1st, 2024 at 10:00 am

    When we abide in Christ and Christ abides in us the Holy Spirit does the work of giving us the strength to not sin and live holy lives. But this is only possible when we surrender to the Holy Spirit. As Romans 8:8 says… “and those who are in the flesh cannot please God…. but those who are spiritually minded is life and peace!

    Let us pray for the help + guidance of the Holy Spirit every minute of our lives! It is only through Him that we will lead a life in abundance! Blessings to all.

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