Sermon – January 2, 2022

Romans 7:1-6 – A Hindrance to Holiness (mp3)


The law has a unique pull for Christians, especially those of the first Century. It was the expression of faithfulness for millennia, and held out a type of holiness that Christians wanted to gain. Yet, Paul is clear: not only do we not need the law to gain holiness, it is even a hindrance to the very holiness we seek. Today, as we return to the book of Romans, let us consider how the law is a hindrance to our holiness, as we pursue with passion the things of our God.

1. The path of the law is foreign to Christians

2. The end of the law is found in Christ

3. The externality of the law is futility for Christians