In this sermon, Kyle Johnston takes us on a gripping journey through Romans 7:7—8:4, revealing the true purpose and limitations of God's law. While the law is good, Johnston makes it clear that it's like a mirror showing us our messy faces but offering no soap; it exposes our flaws but lacks the power to change us. He calls us "unspiritual," bound by sin, and unable to follow God's good laws by our own effort.
Yet, hope emerges like a dawn. Johnston speaks of Jesus as the ultimate game-changer, and the Holy Spirit as our inner compass guiding us toward a life in sync with God. Christ has done what the law couldn't—He sets us free to live by the Spirit, turning our inabilities into spiritual capabilities. Johnston closes by reassuring us that the normal Christian life involves inner struggle, a tug-of-war between flesh and Spirit, but through faith in Christ, we gain the strength to pull harder on the Spirit's side.
Don't just sit there, weighed down by rules or your own failures. Lean into the Gospel of Jesus Christ; it's the life-transforming news that frees us, equips us, and gives us wings when the law says "run but offers no feet (citing John Bunyan)". Yet, the Christian journey isn't void of struggle—inner conflicts persist. As we navigate these spiritual battles, Johnston encourages resilience, community support, and unwavering trust in Jesus. Respond to this message, and experience the liberating love and power of Jesus today.