Sunday, October 6, 2019, Evident Grace Fellowship looked at Romans 8.1-11:
Romans 8.1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 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, 4 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. 5 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. 6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7 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. 8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 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.
From those verses, we looked at this Big Picture Question and these three points:
Big Picture Question: How would your life change if you truly believed that you will not be condemned by God? Part One
You would live freely.
You would have peace.
You would feel alive.
You would live freely.
Romans 8.1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
The therefore of Romans 8 is a hinge point in the book based upon what has come before it.
Chapters 1-3 showed every human being’s desperate need before God since everyone sins.
Chapters 3-5 showed that peace with God come by faith in Jesus.
Chapters 6-7 showed that we are completely unable to obey the law of God without His help. In fact, the law enslaves us to death but Christ frees us from death and leads to life and obedience.
Therefore, there is no condemnation for our sins.