Don’t you know that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
But thanks be to God, that, whereas you were bondservants of sin, now you became obedient…
The wages of sin is death but God’s gift is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
…in my flesh, dwells no good thing. For I desire to do good, but I don’t find it doing that which is good.
What a wretched man I am! Who will deliver me out of the body of this death?
I thank God through Jesus Christ!
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are children of God.
The law, weak through the flesh. God did! He sent his Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh.
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Who could bring a charge against God’s chosen ones? It is God who justifies.
Israel as the children of God, promise to the true Israel, God chooses freely to be merciful.
So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who has mercy.
If the number of the children of Israel are as the sand of the sea (said Isaiah), it is the remnant who will be saved.
That he might make known the riches of his glory on vessels of mercy, which he prepared beforehand.
I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and a rock of offense; and no one who believes in him will be disappointed.
Brothers, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God is for Israel, that they may be saved.
For Christ is the fulfillment of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
For with the heart, one believes resulting in righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made resulting in salvation.
So faith comes from the sermon. But the sermon comes through the word of Christ.