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Romans 8 - NIV

Life Through the Spirit

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[a] free from the law of sin and death.

3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,[b] God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.[c] 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[d] 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[e] his Spirit who lives in you.

12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it.

13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.[f] And by him we cry, “Abba,[g] Father.”

16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.


Footnotes

a. Romans 8:2 The Greek is singular; some manuscripts me
b. Romans 8:3 Or flesh, for sin
c. Romans 8:3 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verses 4-13.
d. Romans 8:10 Or you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive
e. Romans 8:11 Some manuscripts bodies through
f. Romans 8:15 Aramaic for father
g. 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.


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Scripture: Romans 8:1
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Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Aug, 2016
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Shared by: Rick Burdette on Jul, 2016
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Scripture: Romans 8:14-17
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jul, 2016
Summary: To show that JESUS needs to be our occupation here on earth, not the things, jobs, careers, businesses of this world, but always be occupied with GOD'S WORDS in the SPIRIT. Always be conscious of His Grace and Protection in our lives.
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Shared by: suresh manoharan on Jul, 2016
Summary: A message on how the privileges that one has of being in Christ far outweigh the privileges Brits would lose for opting out of EU!!!.
Scripture: Romans 8:1
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jun, 2016
Summary: To show that JESUS needs to be our occupation here on earth, not the things, jobs, careers, businesses of this world, but always be occupied with GOD'S WORDS in the SPIRIT. Always be conscious of His Grace and Protection in our lives.
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Shared by: Howard Strickland on Jun, 2016
Summary: Today’s text reveals that there are only two ways to live life. Paul draws several contrasts between existence ruled by the flesh and the new life of the Spirit.
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Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Jun, 2016
Summary: Forgiveness is what most people want from God and other people but is the hardest thing to give to someone else.
Scripture: Romans 8:1-4
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 165
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Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Jun, 2016
Summary: THE FLESH IS THE FIRST HOUSE HOLD ENEMY THAT YOU MUST DAILY OVERCOME
Scripture: Romans 8:13
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Shared by: Howard Strickland on Jun, 2016
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Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: Knowing God intimately.
Scripture: Romans 8:15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 201
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Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Mar, 2016
Summary: Living by the dictates of the flesh are only going to get us to death row. If and when our lives are dictated by Christ, it becomes evident to all that we are walking in the Spirit. Are you?
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Scripture: Romans 8:1-11
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Shared by: Daniel Chapman on Feb, 2016
Summary: Romans 8:11 Offers us more than the image of A spirit living in us. We see that God through His resurrection power desires to place His life-giving Spirit, that raised Christ from the dead in us!
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Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Jan, 2016
Summary: Whatever fear we have, God is big enough to take care of it.
Scripture: Romans 8:15
Views: 1,210
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Shared by: Craig Condon on Dec, 2015
Summary: We want to make real changes in our lives, but many of us are looking for a magic pill to solve all of our problems. We have to open ourselves to the wonderful and unpredictable Spirit that is flowing so freely and so full of life all around us.
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Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Nov, 2015
Summary: 1) Arrangement of Adoption (Romans 8:14), 2) Access through Adoption (Romans 8:15), 3) Assurance of Adoption (Romans 8:16)
Scripture: Romans 8:14-16
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 399
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Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Oct, 2015
Summary: Last week I mentioned that we’re not all God’s children; we’re all his creation but in order to become a child of God you need to be born-again. Today I’m going to expound on that and highlight some things that identify us as a COG-Child Of God.
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Shared by: Andre King on Sep, 2015
Summary: Franklin Roosevelt once gave a speech outlining "four freedoms" that he believed would make the world a better place. 60 plus years later, those freedoms have become twisted.
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Shared by: Jeff Strite on Aug, 2015
Summary: It almost sounds as if Paul - one of the greatest Christian who ever lived - is struggling against sin. It sounds like he slipped up now and again and fell short. Is that even possible?
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Shared by: Larry Turner on Jun, 2015
Summary: It seems dads get beat up a lot for failing to be the perfect father. We forget that dads are fallen men like all others. This message is designed to encourage dads and others in their daily walk.
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Shared by: Craig Condon on May, 2015
Summary: The power of sin dwelling within us prevents us from doing what is good and right in spite of our best intentions. The solution to this problem is the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit.
Scripture: Romans 8:12-17
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Views: 141
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Shared by: Monty Newton on May, 2015
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Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Apr, 2015
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Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Apr, 2015
Summary: Are you a child of God? That is the main source of assurance. But, how can you know if your faith is genuine? Is the Holy Spirit confirming to you the wonderful truth that God has adopted you into His family?
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Shared by: Shawn Drake on Mar, 2015
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Shared by: Roger Whipp on Dec, 2014
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