1.     Read Romans 7:14-15.  How have you felt this tension of doing what you don’t want to do?

2.     Read Romans 7:16-20.  Is Paul shirking responsibility?  Why or why not?

3.     Read Romans 7:21-23 and Romans 7:5.  Describe an instance from your life when the law, which is good, came in contact with sinful nature and lead to more sin in your life?

4.     Read Romans 7:24-25.  Discuss the difference between willpower and the Spirit’s power to change when it comes to your eyes, your tongue, and/or your relationships.

Quotes from the sermon:

Wallace:  I see a whole army of my countrymen here in defiance of tyranny. You have come to fight as free men, and free men you are. What would you do without freedom? Will you fight? 

Soldier:  Fight? Against that? No, we will run; and we will live. 
Wallace: Aye, fight and you may die. Run and you'll live -- at least a while. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!!!

I knew myself, at the first breath of this new life, to be more wicked, tenfold more wicked, sold a slave to my original evil.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Women spend more time checking out other women than they do checking out men, keen to see what 'the opposition' is wearing, how much cellulite they have, what their hair looks like and whether they have any dark or unflattering roots, how thin they are.

Swimwear 365

When I became a believer I thought I had drown the old nature, but the rascal knew how to swim.

Martin Luther

“It was a fine, clear, January day … and the Regent’s Park was full of winter chirruppings and sweet with spring odors. I sat in the sun on a bench … I reflected I was like my neighbors; and then I smiled, comparing myself with other men, comparing my active goodwill with the lazy cruelty of their neglect. And at the very moment of that vainglorious thought, a qualm came over me, a horrid nausea and the most deadly shuddering. […] I looked down … I was once more Edward Hyde.”

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde