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(7/15) Romans 8:12-17 “You’re A Part Of God’s Family”

Main Idea: God Adopts Sinners and Makes Them Saints


12 So then, brothers and sisters, we are not obligated to the flesh to live according to the flesh, 13 because if you live according to the flesh, you are going to die. But if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all those led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons. 15 You did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear. Instead, you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father!” 16 The Spirit himself testifies together with our spirit that we are God’s children, 17 and if children, also heirs—heirs of God and coheirs with Christ—if indeed we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him. Romans 8:12–17 (CSB)

v12-14 God’s Children Listen To Their Father (The Spirit)
v15 God’s Children Do Not Fear, God’s Children Cry Out To Him
v16-17 God’s Children Will Receive His Glory

Romans 8:1-11 ”No Condemnation”

Main Idea: Believers Live The Spiritual Life


8 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus,, because the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death. What the law could not do since it was weakened by the flesh, God did. He condemned sin in the flesh by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh as a sin offering,, in order that the law’s requirement would be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their minds set on the things of the Spirit. Now the mind-set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set of the Spirit is life and peace. The mind-set of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit to God’s law. Indeed, it is unable to do so. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. You, however, are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to him. 10 Now if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then he who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through his Spirit who lives in you. Romans 8:1–11 (CSB)


v1-4 Because Believers Are Forgiven & Free
v5-8 Because Believers Think on Spiritual Things
v9-11 Because Believers Live In The Spirit

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Ever wonder how to live the Christian life?

Join me as we study Ephesians 4:17-24. Here Paul discusses what it means to take off the old life and put on the new life of Christ. Continue Reading…

Do You Believe in Jesus’ Authority?
A Sermon from our Sunday Morning, “Do You Believe?” series.
Delivered 7/2/2017
Pastor, Anthony Svajda

Do You Believe in God?
A Sermon from our Sunday Morning, “Do You Believe?” series.
Delivered 6/4/2017
Pastor, Anthony Svajda

“Some Christians are stalled out in their sanctification for simple lack of effort. They need to know about the Spirit’s power. They need to be rooted in gospel grace. They need to believe in the promises of God. And they need to fight, strive, and make every effort to work out all that God is working in them. Let us say with Paul, ‘I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me’ (1 Corinthians 15:10). Without this biblical emphasis, we’ll be confused, wondering why sanctification isn’t automatically flowing from a heartfelt commitment to gospel-drenched justification. We’ll be waiting around for enough faith to really ‘get the gospel’ when God wants us to get up and get to work (Philippians 2:12–13). Because when it comes to growth in godliness, trusting does not put an end to trying.” (90–91)

-Kevin DeYoung, The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap Between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness

Are you stalled out in your quest for holiness? @RevKevDeYoung