This sermon was preached at WPC Belconnen at our Sunday morning service on August 1. Ross read the text for us before the sermon.
In this passage, Paul describes the terrible spiritual state we are born into. We learn that we were once dead in sin, children of wrath and under the power of the devil, the world and our flesh. And we can’t get out of this death and slavery ourselves. We need a rescuer. And this is the very heart of the greatest problem every human shares. And this is why verses 4 and 5 are the very heart of the Gospel. They are the greatest news we could ever read.