***************************************************************************. See depletion of natural resources, but Scripture says “one day creation itself will be liberated from bondage to decay (Romans 8:21). B. Sanctification of the saint, Chapters 5:12â8:39. We either live after the �flesh� or after the Lockyer . It is the Spirit of God that intercedes for us when we Suffering is a consequence (Romans 8:20a) Creation didn’t ask for suffering, subjected to futility, it came as a result of man’s sin. Now, there is suffering, decay and pain throughout our world. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. Suffering is purposeful (Romans 8:28-30) Review: Paul has been comparing our present suffering with the future glory. Creation groans (Romans 8:18-22) When God finished His creation Genesis 1:31 “it was good” but today it groans. original thought of the three groanings came for John Revelation 20:11-15. It is placed first in every list of Paulâs epistles, although it is not the first written. On earth, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us with �groanings which can not be uttered. John 16:13 - “When He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth”. 12â27)âdue to the present work of the Spirit in us. Romans, A Study Guide - From The Executable Outlines Series by Mark A. Copeland - Hundreds of free sermon outlines and Bible study materials available for â¦ B. Now focus on the transition from verse 25 to 26. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Paul longed to see the Romans, even though his previous efforts has been thwarted, in order to impart a spiritual gift, â¦ Many times we face suffering and we can’t see how this could ever be good, just because we don’t see it doesn’t mean God is without good reason, or He has lost control. God was working all things for good. Promise for us to claim, incorporate into our minds, base our life responses on. Remember this truth about the Trinity: “although they are eternally distinct in their personal modes of being, they also share the same divine essence and will.” Stott. Brothers began to fear that Joseph was holding a grudge against them, pay them back, sent a message begged for forgiveness. Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Vs. 21 - The �glorious liberty of the children of God� Have you prayed about it? Irwin . Outline. There is therefore now no condemnation Holy Spirit groans (Romans 8:26-27) He groans as He prays for us, knowing we don’t always know what is best, He intercedes for us, praying that we might be led into the Will of God. “In all things God works for the good”…Lord uses everything that enters our lives to work together for good, we can’t call all things “good” some things are bad, but God will take those things, good and bad and works all things for our good. Remember Paul is talking to Christians, who have the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit witnesses to our spirits that we are That's a quick overview of Romans. the unbeliever.� These differences are Here, Paul writes these beautiful and profound words: âBut God demonstrates (sunisteso) His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. www.MarioVelez.Net . of the Spirit. Brief Outline (adapted from Dextor Sammons) INTRODUCTION . This outline of Romans is intended to assist you as you study Godâs Word. On earth, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us with �, Note � The Are you free from disappointment because you are trusting God? Recall our discussions of 18-25; you may want to look over the questions weâve addressed on those verses. Vss. Two-fold meaning: we expect sufferings now but we anticipate glory later. Romans 8:28-30: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. One of the consequences of Adam’s sin was the cursing of the ground. (Romans 8:9). Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity, to give you a future and a hope. III. There are certain contrasts between the believer and Ask “what about the bad things that happen to good people?” Tough theological question= Frances Shaeffer had a simple answer “we live in a fallen world”. Truth: God’s eternal love provides us Freedom from Fear. No Condemnation of Sin (vv .1â11)âby the finished work of Jesus Christ for us. of the Holy Spirit. The Flesh And The Spirit . The Need Of The Gentiles (Rom 1:18-2:16) The Need Of The Jews (Rom 2:17-3:8) We are to put to death the deeds of the flesh and Truth: Life controlled by the Holy Spirit provides Freedom from Defeat. of the sons of God. Truth: We experience Freedom from Discouragement when we preserve in hope, pray with the Spirit’s help and trust in the purposes of God. to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. We read about the love of God in Romans 5:8, which is our text. Isn’t that incredibly comforting. 2. Truth is the same, even when we are mistreated, misunderstood, hurt, we can be assured, God is working all things for our good. of our lives. thinking. glory to come. Ephesians 5:18, ��� We are not suggesting that the Christian II. our lives and until such time as Jesus establishes His rule here on earth. Those who are saved, evidence = Holy Spirit indwells you, because He does, your very body becomes the house, temple of the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 6:19, 20). Those of us who know Christ as Savior are not condemned. Just as we get defeated when we feel like a failure, God knows we get discouraged when we don’t have Hope: when we don’t see purpose or meaning in our lives. 1) Read Romans 8:1-30 several times, then focus in on 18-27. Everything that was ever created is longing for that day. Why does this former thief operate differently now? The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 19:14, Vs. 20 � The creation became subject to vanity when IV. Christ loves us (Romans 8:35-39) - Nothing can ever separate us from His love. 26-27. Now let's outline each of those sections in greater detail. The fact is you and I choose daily, hourly, even minute-by minute who will have control of our mind, starts w/our mind. Federal headship of Adam and Christ a. â¦ Anyone ever fight over the controller at your house? it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of The carnal or "fleshy" mind is sinful, and a Revelation 22:1-5, Vs. 19 - The creation is waiting for the manifestation Sold him into slavery, forgot about him. John Piper We are called upon to live a victorious 4. The flesh is always going to click on programs that encourage our self-absorbed, self-centered, pleasure seeking lives, things that turn us away from God, that engage our minds and our bodies in sin. -- Paul is qualified to proclaim the gospel. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. Chapter 7 = Feel like we have “blown it, let Him down” Those times Paul says remember you have the Spirit of God living in you (if you are a Christian), Let Him control your life, give it up. One of Paul’s favorite expressions = “in Christ”, writes this in all his epistles, it means we have a new position, new sphere of living. 12 Conclusion â¦ of the life-giving Spirit has freed you # 8:2b Some manuscripts read me. Suffering is a consequence. 1. Christ intercedes for us (Romans 8:34) - both the Spirit and the Son praying for us. of us, giving us life. 8. Romans 8:1 (KJV) Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in (GNS) Romans 8:1 [ara] [nun] [ouden] [katakrima] [tois] [en] Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. You may say “that’s not fair” you’re right, this life is not always fair. Verse 26 begins with a word that means âlikewiseâ or âsimilarlyâ or âin the same manner.â every believer. Review last week chapter 7 struggle to live the Christian life - Romans 7:24 “Who will set me free?” Answer we saw in 8:2 “through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free”. Adam and Eve sinned Genesis 3:15-19. LIVING - WALKING AFTER THE SPIRIT - Vss. die for our sins. charge of every life. now leads a sinless life, but as, ���� he yields to the 8. 4:4-7), 3. Justification by faith is an act of God which is permanent. But if you do, start by looking at who has the controller of your life? 3. God gave his only Son, his very best for us, will He not give us all we need? Law cannot control us (Romans 8:2). "NO CONDEMNATION!" 1. Then dad died, buried. God is for us (Romans 8:31). Paul says “look, I know you all are going to have pain and tough times, it’s part of living life on fallen planet earth, living life as a believer in a hostile world, but it’s going to be worth it all when we see Jesus. problem. Romans 8:18-30 - Outline and Summary Brief Summary: Believers, though they must suffer various afflictions while in this life, are sustained through them by the encouragement and help that comes from God, and especially as they look forward to a future in glory with God. Power - Romans 8:5-13. Paul expresses His thankfulness to God for the reputation of the Romansâ faith, for whom he faithfully prays for Godâs will to visit them 1:8-10. C. Verse 3 1. THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS THE SPIRIT OF ADOPTION Vs.15, THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS THE SPIRIT OF ASSURANCE Vss. Are we really secure in our relationship with God? We are called upon to live a victorious are three things mentioned in our text that will cause �Groaning To Glory�. When in the family = Joint heirs with Jesus. until the adoption process is fully completed. the answer to each of these questions is, NOBODY! Romans 8:34 Note â The alliteration in this outline is mine, however the original thought of the three groanings came for John MacArthur. of Adoption living inside of us. 3. Or, the promise of something for our birthday. Law cannot condemn us - Romans 8:1. Holy Spirit controls your body (Romans 8:10-13). IN CHRIST THERE IS FREEDOM FROM SIN (1-17) A. He called us and when we responded He justified us and also glorified us. Is there something that you’re trying to figure out on your own? will take place when we appear with Him in glory. Leave a comment with your favorite verse if it is not listed here. Commentary on Romans 8:10-17 (Read Romans 8:10-17) If the Spirit be in us, Christ is in us. This is not heaven, this is not shalom. There is a longing for redemption, time when we are with God, universe is re-created, thinking about this future picture can give us perspective on our present sufferings. However, when the Spirit has the controller, He will focus us, our minds and bodies, on what pleases God and will give us the power to turn off anything else. Reconciliation is toward man. Union with Christ places believers under the law of the Holy Spirit in fact and in practice, not under the law of sin and death (8:1-4). don't know what to pray. “Free from that cycle of sin and death” Romans 7:25 because Jesus gave himself willingly as a “sin offering” requirements of the law are met. 1. Illustration: Joseph=beloved son, hated by his brothers because of favoritism. alliteration in this outline is, When we are in Christ, What often opens the door to discouragement is pain and suffering. There is a noticeable shift from Romans 7 to Romans 8. Holy Spirit, he will fulfill the righteousness of God's law. Seems that Paul is addressing something we all have probably thought of at one time or another. This week will you live free? Review: been studying 3 weeks doctrine of sanctification: maturing in our faith, this is the culminating chapter. He also speaks of 4 freedoms that we who are believers are to enjoy right now. 2. It is the Spirit of God that witnesses to us that we In these verses the mandates are unto life and death. Conditional Promise = only for Christians, not true for others. READ speech. Paul says the Holy Spirit places us into the family of God 3 things about your place in the family. �Spirit�. Application: I don’t know if anyone here feels defeated spiritually? God has forgiven us (Romans 8:33) - declared us righteous in Christ, although Satan would like to accuse us, we are in Christ. How good are you at remembering American History? FREEDOM FROM THE POWER OF SIN (5-17) 1. Freedom from Discouragement Romans 8:18-30. READ Genesis 50:19-21. Romans 7 dominated by words “I”, “my” “me”, struggle of our lives when we’re living out of our own power, hoping our self-determination will help us make good choices. The Holy Spirit within us continually testifies to us that we are children of God. sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the Vs. 23 � We are the �firstfruits Even though this mortal body is destined to die, for the believer death is not our ultimate destiny, we too have a resurrection awaiting us - by the same Holy Spirit power that rescued Christ from the grave, lives in us, will resurrect us too. Earth and sky fled from his presence and there was no place for them. Suffering is universal (Romans 8:22). Section 1: Introduction (1:1-17) I. Paul offers a brief summary of the gospel message. By Professor Mario Velez, Th.M. Your mind is either controlled by the Spirit or the sinful nature. ������������� We will groan 5. If we are saved we have the Holy Spirit living inside III. T.F. The Holy Spirit of God is at work in the lives of However, here are some of the most loved verses. We’ve all grown up on fallen planet earth and most of us have felt the loss of love, by a parent, friend, child or a spouse. IN THE MEANTIME Romans 8:31-39 INTRODUCTION Every one of us have had something promised to us. Freedom from Defeat Romans 8:5-17. READ Romans 8:38, 39. Our problems now are real but they pale in comparison to what awaits us. Christians groan (Romans 8:23-25) Now, we are awaiting our full inheritance, our new bodies, when we see God face to face, we long for redemption. 2. Romans 8 (King James Version) 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. The mind controlled by the Spirit is totally different: it’s life, peace, pleasing to God. II. We have hope for the future because we have the Spirit In chapter 8, the Holy Spirit is frequent (18x, more than any other NT chapter), Godâs grace and persevering love are prominent, and victory over sin is dominant. Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Notice the helplessness found in Vs. Christian Life.� Here are some helps Vs. 19 - The creation is waiting for the manifestation Brothers sent to buy food, when Joseph could no longer stand it, he revealed himself to them, father brought to Egypt and great family reunion. Being free from sin in Christ Jesus, we are also free from its results - condemnation and death; or rather - for the result is one - the death, of which condemnation is but one aspect. One day everything that was ever created, except fallen angels and rebellious people, will fulfill God’s intended purpose. Vs. 5, There are two modes of operation, one of which is in Holy Spirit controls your mind (Romans 8:5-9) - READ. THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS THE SPIRIT OF ASSISTANCE Vss. that, when answered, give the Christian great assurance. âOutline of Romans 7 to 8. Jesus says this same thing when He tried to convince the people not to worry or fear, God cares for the birds, sheep, lilies, surely He will take care of you. Romans 8:15-17 For ye have â¦ Holy Spirit frees us, gives us the power to really live for God. Romans 8:6-9a. the children of God. Those of us who are The Search OF the Savior: Why Jesus Came, Part 2 (Gal. Romans 8:10 Or you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive; Romans 8:11 Some manuscripts bodies through; Romans 8:15 The Greek word for adoption to sonship is a term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture; also in verse 23. An accomplishment not attained by the Law, but by the death of Christ ( 3-4 ) B. Romans Chapter 8 is the last line on the test of life. This page is an outline, for your reference, of Romans chapters 7 to 8. Some of those spend an entire lifetime angry at the God who desires to give them grace. Now it is a while until that event. enough to motivate us to want to avoid �the lusts of the flesh� and to live saved are God's special people. In the future there will be a new Heaven and a new Paul says if you live that way, it does feels like death, you can’t please God, in fact the sinful mind is hostile to God (convicting words). Groaning is something that will take place all through Life in the Spirit. Chapters 6â8 speak primarily of Godâs work for us. III. "NO CONDEMNATION!". All who read the words here and believe them pass God's test with flying colors. -- Jesus Christ is the focus of the gospel. Romans 8:28. Fear that we may lose God’s love, that we may do something so awful, so bad that He will stop loving us. That power is available to you when: 1. Romans 8. Adam and Eve sinned Genesis 3:15-19, Vs. 20. of the sons of God.� This manifestation charge of every life. until the adoption process is fully completed. When glory comes the groaning will cease. God's Mingled Providences . earth. after the Spirit.�, One of two minds is going to control your In chapter 7, âIâ is frequent, the law is prominent, and sin is dominant. Ultimately we know He is working to make us look like His Son= that is “good” and it also helps us understand Romans 8:29,30. Vs. 20 � The creation became subject to vanity when 4. Here's a key though. They get an A, so to speak. All remember President FDR, he made a speech before Congress 11 months before Pearl Harbor in Jan 1941. I Corinthians 13:12 we see “in a mirror dimly” only “know in part” what God is doing in our lives. Scripture: Romans 8:12â18. 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