Daily Chapel

Daily Chapel – March 11, 2021

Date: 03-11-2021

Scripture Lesson:Romans 8:1-10

Preacher: Zach Kluball

Description: Reading: Romans 8:1-10 These verses—indeed the entire chapter—is Paul’s complete answer to his own cry of pain, “Who will rescue me from this body of death?” As “Sin” dominated chapter 6, and “Law” chapter 7, so the triumph over the last enemy “Death” becomes the dominant theme of chapter 8.  Paul describes here “the two ways,” and makes it clear that the difference between the two is stark, and the stakes immeasurably high.  A person’s life in the flesh (σαρκός) is a living death, hostile to God, incapable of obedience to him, and damned eternally.  Life (ζώνη) in the spirit/Spirit, however, is Life with a capital ‘L’: his battle with God at an end and he lives in hope of the resurrection. Deutschlander sums this section up excellently: “There is a struggle of cosmic proportions going on in Lent, in the Word, in us. The law has the enormous power to kill, to enslave, to condemn and to curse. For its curses there is no cure. The flesh has no strength to free itself from condemnation nor even the desire to rid itself of the curse. That’s how total our need is! Only the proclamation of no condemnation! Only the work of Christ can break the shackles and set us free. But if we insist on running back to slavery, slavery is what we will have. Now we have with freedom from condemnation the struggle against the flesh and its desire to reassert control. If we perceive no struggle, then either we are already in heaven, or we have given ourselves again to the control of the flesh. God is serious; we had better be! Speaker: Zach Kluball Hymns: WHP 580 – “All I Have Is Christ” v. 1-2 WHP 580 – “All I Have Is Christ” v. 3