The Holy Spirit Gives Us A New Life In Christ! (Romans 8:1-11)

Terrel Kesterson, June 18, 2017
Part of the series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

In the chapter before our text the Apostle Paul says, “I do not understand what I am doing. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. … I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do – this I keep on doing. O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?” (Ro. 7:15, 18-19, 24, NIV). Paul’s maddening frustration is painfully familiar to us all in our own battles against our sinful nature. There are times when we, too, feel so discouraged and helpless, and so unworthy of God’s forgiveness and love and help.


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Romans 8:1-11

8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. (ESV)

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