To Sin, or Not to Sin...that is the question

Passage:Romans 5:12-19

Preacher: Ben Phillips

Original Sin is the only empirically verifiable Christian doctrine - it explains why the world and we in it are the way we are. As we begin our Lenten journey it is important to understand the nature of sin, what it is, how it works, and how it affects us. St. Paul in his letter to the Romans gives us in chapter 5 one of the clearest and fullest explanations of this necessary and yet uncomfortable doctrine. But more importantly, Paul points us to God's gracious intervention in Jesus Christ. Today we'll learn that, in the face of our sin, the Gospel tells us God not only does something for us in Christ (that is on our behalf), but through faith in Christ God also does something to us.