I’ve started listening to my dad’s sermon tapes again. They’re interesting. First of all because I think Stan is translating now, and I can’t help but be amused by the way he talks.
There were some interesting things said, though, good reminders. One, that when we fight against being sinful, we’re not fighting against ourselves, but against the sin in us. Paul says this in Romans 7 or 8. That’s an interesting point.
Another thing good he said was that it is impossible to be good and have victory over sin without the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit, you’re either a lawkeeper or a lawbreaker, both of which ignores grace. Also that Romans 8 is all about the Holy Spirit – in Romans 1-7, the Holy Spirit is mentioned like 5 times, and from 9 to the end, it’s mentioned like 9 times. But in Romans 8, it’s mentioned like 21 times. That’s interesting to know.