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Carl Westerlund :: Romans 7:7-8 - The Law and Sin

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Romans in Outline No. 68

1.1  THE LAW EXPOSES SIN

Romans 7:7

2.1  The question

Romans 7:7a

3.1  THE PREVIOUS TEACHING

Romans 5:20

Romans 6:14

Romans 7:5

3.2  THE WRONG CONCLUSION

2.2  The answer

Romans 7:7b

3.1  NOT SAYING UNAWARE OF THE FACT OF SIN

3.2  BUT: UNAWARE OF THE REAL NATURE OF SIN

2.3  The illustration

Romans 7:7c

3.1  “COVET” (EPITHUMIA) TRANSLATES SAME WORD AS “LUST”

3.2  THE SPECIFICS OF THE 10TH COMMANDMENT

Exodus 20:17

4.1  Your neighbor’s house

1 Kings 21:1-17

4.2  Your neighbor’s wife

2 Samuel 11

4.3  His manservant/maidservant

4.4  His ox or ass

2 Samuel 12:3-4

4.5  Any thing that is your neighbor’s

3.3  WHY THE 10TH COMMANDMENT IS DIFFERENT

4.1  Not just the external

4.2  But the internal

Matthew 5:21-48

The importance of the heart

Mark 10:17-22

3.4  THE ESSENCE OF THE LAW

Matthew 22:36-40

1.2  THE LAW PROVOKES SIN

Romans 7:8

2.1  The starting place for sin–action

3.1  THE BASE OF OPERATIONS

3.2  A FULCRUM

2.2  The powerful work of sin by the law

2.3  What is “concupiscence” (KJV)?

2.4  The way sin uses the law

2.5  BUT the law brings condemnation for sin

Romans 7:7-8

7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.” 8 But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. For apart from the law sin was dead. (NKJV)

Romans 7:5-6 - Then — “But Now” ← Prior Section
Romans 7:9-11 - Law Delusion Next Section →
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