The Spirit of Life

May 24, 2015 Speaker: Pastor Gary Smith Series: Romans: The Gospel for God's Glory

Scripture: Romans 8:1–8:11

Romans: The Gospel for God’s glory
Romans 8:1-11
The Spirit of life
Those who are in Christ are not condemned but live by the Spirit

1) Those in Christ are not condemned for God condemned sin to fulfill the law in us who walk by the Spirit, 8:1-4.
What does Paul give as the reason there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ? (8:1-2).
How has this freedom from the law of sin and death been accomplished for us? (8:3).
What does Paul mean by saying God “condemned sin in the flesh”? How did God condemn sin in the flesh? (8:3).
What did God accomplish for us by condemning sin in the flesh? (8:4). How is the righteous requirement of the law fulfilled in us? (8:4).

2) Those in the flesh have minds hostile to God and those in the Spirit have minds of life and peace, 8:5-8.
What is the heart of the difference between those who walk according to the flesh with those who walk according to the Spirit? (8:4-5).
What does it mean to set your mind on the things of the flesh in contrast to setting your mind set on the Spirit? (8:5-6).
What difference does having one’s mind set on the things of the flesh or the Spirit make? (8:6).
Why is the mind set on the flesh spiritual death? (8:7-8)

3) You belong to Christ if the Spirit indwells you, who will give life to your dead bodies, 8:9-11.
What assurance do those who are in Christ have that the law of sin and death may overtake them again?

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