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Romans 8 - NIV

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[a] 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[b] 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.[c] And by him we cry, “Abba,[d] Father.”

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

17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Present Suffering and Future Glory


a. Romans 8:10 Or you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive
b. Romans 8:11 Some manuscripts bodies through
c. Romans 8:15 Aramaic for father
d. 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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Christopher Holdsworth avatar
2 Mindsets, 2 Roads, 2 Destinies
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
Summary: The present state of the believer is one of hope.
Series: 2017 Lent
Charlie Roberts avatar
Things are Going Well...Now What?
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Aug, 2016
Summary: God is multi faceted, He also has unexplainable acts of Favor and random kindness. Lined up for you each and every day, on your way and all the way to the sweet by and by!! Amen??
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Romans 8:15-16
Views: 1,615
Rick Burdette avatar
One God and Father
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Jul, 2016
Summary: Abba, Becoming God's Children, Heirs
Series: One Church
Scripture: Romans 8:14-17
Views: 161
Howard Strickland avatar
God’s Spirit~ Alive and Well!
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.
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Jun, 2016
Scripture: Romans 8:13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 129
Howard Strickland avatar
God’s Spirit~ Alive and Well!
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Jun, 2016
Summary: Paul draws several contrasts between existence ruled by the flesh and the new life of the Spirit. To walk in the Spirit is to be "in step" with the Spirit. Life in the Spirit means to follow His lead and remain in His control. It is life governed by the S
David Radcliff avatar
Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: Knowing God intimately.
Scripture: Romans 8:15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 201
Ajai Prakash avatar
Walk in The Spirit
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?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Romans 8:1-11
Views: 243
Daniel  Chapman avatar
Living in God's Abundance Or Walking Dead?
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!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Romans 8:11-16
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 985
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
God Is Big Enough To Uproot My Fear
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
Craig Condon avatar
Good Versus Evil
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.
Matthew Kratz avatar
Spiritual Adoption
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
Andre King avatar
Four Freedoms Found in Christ
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.
Craig Condon avatar
The Trinity in Us
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
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 141
Monty Newton avatar
God Has Your Number
Shared by: Monty Newton on May, 2015
Summary: The Holy Spirit knows who we are, where we are and assures us that we are children of God.
Rick Burdette avatar
The Spirit of Conversion
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Apr, 2015
Summary: Our Inner Self, Holy Spirit, Life
Ajai Prakash avatar
Children of God
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?
Shawn Drake avatar
The Comforter
Shared by: Shawn Drake on Mar, 2015
Summary: This is the 12th sermon in the series "The Cure". Through the power of the Holy Spirit we can do great things.
Jeff Strite avatar
Everything Happens For A Reason
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Mar, 2015
Summary: "Everything Happens For A Reason" seems Biblical... but it's not. Do you know why it's not true? And do you know what God actually teaches about His purpose and promises in our lives?
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Romans 8:17-28
Views: 26,701
Roger Whipp avatar
Forever Hopeful Even When Things Don't Go To Plan
Shared by: Roger Whipp on Dec, 2014
Summary: It is about hope. It is about positive expectation. It is about a Creator God who is at work bringing order out of chaos, joy out of pain, character out of conflict
Scripture: Romans 8:12-28
Denomination: *other
Views: 705
Mike Fogerson avatar
The Right Notes
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Dec, 2014
Summary: Justification (legal term), CSI, NCSI, Nancy Grace, movies... we want the bad guy to get what’s coming to him.We want justice & the gospel gives it to us in the most unbelievable way.
Scripture: Romans 8:15-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 198
K. Edward Skidmore avatar
What is our Spiritual Inheritance
Shared by: K. Edward Skidmore on Dec, 2014
Summary: This first message in the series introduces the topic of my book, "Our Spiritual Inheritance" by giving an overview of what the Bible teaches about all that we inherit because we belong to God. Ten Bible principles are presented briefly.
Kyle Sullivan avatar
What is your definition of a Christian?
Shared by: Kyle Sullivan on Nov, 2014
Summary: The difference between a believer and unbeliever.
Scripture: Romans 8:5-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 230
David Dykes avatar
Mindset = Lifestyle
Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: Most people really want to try and please God. But if they don’t have faith it is a frustrating experience, because most people think the way you please God is by ceasing to do bad and getting it all together. But we don’t have the power to do that.
Series: Romans
David Dykes avatar
All in the Family
Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: Have you ever stopped and thought, “Why me? Why did God choose me to be his child?" It just pleased God to do so. It gave God pleasure to choose you to be his child. And when God does something he does it so he derives personal pleasure from it.
Series: Romans
Mike Fogerson avatar
Until the Lord Returns (Easter 2014)
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Oct, 2014
Summary: I believe that the hinge of all of history is found at a lonely outcrop of rock just outside the Damascus Gate at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Scripture: Romans 8:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 326
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
Haunted By Fear
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Oct, 2014
Summary: WE do not have to be haunted by fear when we live in Christ.
Series: Haunted
Scripture: Romans 8:12-17
Views: 430
James May avatar
A Study of the Book of Romans Lesson #18
Shared by: James May on Oct, 2014
Summary: Continuing study of the Book of Romans covering chapter 8:9-8:18
Scripture: Romans 8:9-18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 490
Gerald Roberts avatar
Do you have the right shoes on?
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Jul, 2014
Summary: The sermon ask of us to walk in the spirit not in the flesh we need traveling shoes.
Scripture: Romans 8:12-25
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 739