Topic: Topical Passage: Romans 6:15–7:6
Paul began his letter to the Romans speaking about the “power of the Gospel” (1:16). The Good News brings forgiveness AND power for transformation. Salvation is not only justification (being legally declared righteous in position) but also sanctification (becoming righteous in practice). This growth in Christlikeness does not happen instantaneously, automatically, or passively (without our participation), but as we cooperate (present ourselves in active dependence) in obedience with God’s Spirit.