We would like to believe that people are basically good. But if that were true, then why do we lock our cars? Why do we put virus protection on our computers? Why do we put security cameras on our house? We know that it is not just “bad people out there” who are the problem. What about the battle against evil that rages in our own hearts? We know deep down that we ourselves are not “basically good”. That’s why we need Jesus, not only to rescue us from ourselves, but also to give us new hearts.
Scriptures: John 3:5-7;19-21
Sermon Text: Romans 7:14-25