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Romans 8_1-17 Get a Life

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Get a Life

Romans 8:1-17

Secular:

·          Ever been scared of new?

·         How many remember the first day of school… something new

                                                              i.      New surrounding

                                                            ii.      New people

                                                          iii.      New routine

                                                          iv.      New relationships

·         How many remember the first time behind the wheel… something new

                                                              i.      New task

                                                            ii.      New rules

·         How many remember the anticipation… the anxiety… before a first kiss… something new

                                                              i.      New Sensations

                                                            ii.      New Relationship

                                                          iii.      New Feelings

·         These are good things…

                                                              i.      Going to school

                                                            ii.      Driving

                                                          iii.      Kissing

·         We to deal with new appropriately…

                                                              i.      Make the most out of school

                                                            ii.      Become a safe and responsible driver

                                                          iii.      And enjoy kissing… J

We have to understand new… especially when “New” is the promise of Scripture for our lives…

Biblical:

Romans 8:1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. 10 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. 11 But 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. 12 So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh-- 13 for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!" 16 The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God,

Personal:

·          I woke up on Aug 28th, 1988…

·         Strange surroundings…

·         I remember thinking… it is all different now…

·         How I live my life has changed…

·         Everything…

·         But it was good…

·         Not without challenges…

·         Struggled not to revert…

·         Faced the NEW situation…

·         Had to sort through things

·         No guide or manual…

Bridge:

·          When we come to Christ…

·         Can’t ignore new relationship…

·         Things have changed.

·         Early zeal… latter apathy…

·         Need to hear again… the NEW in our relationship

·         Need to make the reality… a part of our life

                                                              i.      New Relationship

                                                            ii.      New Guest

                                                          iii.      New Adoption

Body:

I.                   The Believer Has a New Position

Romans 8:1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

a.       OLD Position - condemnation

b.      NEW position – in Christ

                                                              i.      The Miracle

1.       Something God does… beyond our capacity

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, 26 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.

2.      We love miracles….

a.       But we spend too much time looking for the flashy

b.      Not enough time on the powerful… life transformation… redemption…. Sanctification…

LOOK AT GOD’S FOCUS

-          Redemption through history

-          THE MIRACLE

                                                            ii.      The Means 

1.       Spirit of Life

Galatians 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.

2.       God sent his Son

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 "For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

c.        Our position – re: the Law

·          Free from the Law…

                                                              i.      Not its holiness… not is truth… or intent

                                                            ii.      But free from regulation - Matthew 22:37 And He said to him, "'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.' 38 "This is the great and foremost commandment. 39 "The second is like it, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.'

                                                          iii.      Free from Condemnation

·           The Believer Has a New Position

·         Something NEW – Miracle/Means/Position

II.                The Believer Has A New Guest

9 However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. 10 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. 11 But 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. 12 So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh-- 13 for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

a.       OLD Position – SELF

New Guest

b.      NEW position – INDWELT (Who He is…) Surrender

·          Very God – Holy Spirt

                                                              i.      1 Corinthians 3:16 Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

·         By Spirit… through Christ

                                                              i.      R B T … the Miracle

c.       NEW position – What He Does

·          Transformed

                                                              i.      Justified

Titus 3:4 But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, 5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

                                                            ii.      Sanctified and Sanctifying

2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.

·          Righteousness of Christ

                                                              i.      Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness.

·         Life to Mortal Bodies

                                                              i.      John 6:63 "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

·         Obligation to God

                                                              i.      Flesh to die

                                                            ii.      Gal 5:24 Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

·         Children led by Spirit

                                                              i.      Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

·         NEW Guest

                                                              i.      Very God

                                                            ii.      Transforming

1.      Justified

2.      Santified

3.      Rigteous

4.      Life-giving

5.      Obligation to God

6.      Leading

·         NEW Guest

III.             The Believer Has a New Adoption

15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!" 16 The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God,

·         OLD Relationship… Slavery leading to fear

·         NEW relationship - Intimacy

·          Abba Father

·          Adopted…     born of Flesh

Adopted by Spirit

·         New Relationship - Inheritance

·         Co-inheritors with Christ

·         Promise

·          Spirit Testifies to our spirit… YOU BELONG

·          NEW ADOPTION

Conclusion:

The Believer Has A New Position 

-Miracle /Means/Position

The Believer Has a New Guest

      - Very God… Transforming – Justified, Sanctifying, Righteousness, Life-giving, Obligation to God, Leading

The Believer Has A New Adoption

– Abba Father

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