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Life Through the Spirit
Romans 8
1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,

2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of
sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh,

4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according
to the Spirit.

5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the
Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.

7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.

8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if
anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.

10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of
righteousness.

11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to
your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
Sermon Audio: April 10, 2011
Two ways of Living: Slavery of the flesh, or
Freedom of the Spirit
  • Sin begins in the mind
  • Sin is a tidal wave,
    destroying  all in its path
  • Sin is our nature; sin is
    hostile to God; therefore,
    man's nature is hostile to
    God and God's people
  • Sin is death
  • You won't win every
    battle with temptation,
    but the battle itself
    means you're not a
    slave to sin
  • To pursue God's will
    is to be freed from our
    own will
  • The life controlled by
    the Holy Spirit knows
    peace and not fear
  • The Spirit that brought
    Christ from the tomb
    can bring life to you