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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.

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

18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.

20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope

21 that[h] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.

22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.

24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?

25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose.

29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

More Than Conquerors

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.

34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

36 As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[j]

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[k] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,

39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


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.
h. Romans 8:21 Or subjected it in hope. For
i. Romans 8:28 Or that all things work together for good to those who love God, who; or that in all things God works together with those who love him to bring about what is good—with those who
j. Romans 8:36 Psalm?44:22
k. Romans 8:38 Or nor heavenly rulers

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Shared by: Jess Tuanqui on Feb, 2017
Summary: What to do when we question God's love?
Scripture: Romans 8:28-39
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 5
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Shared by: Bill Walker on Feb, 2017
Summary: The tension between the flesh and the Spirit is tremendous. Too often human pride and independence crowd God's Holy Spirit to the margins of daily thought and action. Unity and evangelism should be the hallmark of our churches today.
Scripture: Romans 8:5-10
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Summary: Romans 8
Scripture: Romans 8:1-11
Denomination: Independent/Bible
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Summary: There are two sides to the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
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Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
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Shared by: GARY ELLER on Nov, 2016
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Scripture: Romans 8:31-37
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Shared by: John Gullick on Nov, 2016
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Scripture: Romans 8:28
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
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Shared by: Elmer Towns on Oct, 2016
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Scripture: Romans 8:28
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Views: 475
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Shared by: Jim Caswell on Oct, 2016
Summary: We must deny our self to to reach God's Ideal for our life. We decide against our self to decide for Him.
Series: IF
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Shared by: Rev.Andrew B Natarajan on Sep, 2016
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Scripture: Romans 8:18-25
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Views: 26
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Sep, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD is for me (His children) and who dares to be against me.
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Shared by: David Hysong on Sep, 2016
Summary: Biblical principles to take a person's prayer life to the next level
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Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Sep, 2016
Summary: God offers us Do-Overs, the gift of forgiveness
Scripture: Romans 8:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 244
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Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2016
Summary: The theologian Adam Clarke notes that in the Greek there are no less than 5 five negatives in this short discourse. I will Never ... Never ... Never ... Never ... Never... leave you or forsake you.
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Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Aug, 2016
Summary: A woman of fhe faith lifted up Christ Jesus for the saving of souls.
Scripture: Romans 8:33-39
Denomination: Friends
Views: 97
Charlie Roberts avatar
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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: 1,620
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Shared by: Rick Burdette on Jul, 2016
Summary: Abba, Becoming God's Children, Heirs
Series: One Church
Scripture: Romans 8:14-17
Views: 161
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jul, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD calls us and turns all things in our lives, whether good or bad, into good things.
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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: Michael Luke on Jul, 2016
Summary: Bad things happen. While God is still in charge, not everything that happens in our lives is good.
Series: Mythbusters
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Scripture: Romans 8:28
Views: 14,991
Tesh Njokanma avatar
Shared by: Tesh Njokanma on Jul, 2016
Summary: God wants you and I to pray and there will be a shaking out of everything God has not planted in our lives, families, church, nation and world at large. Such a shaking can’t happen if we are not filled with the Holy Spirit.
Scripture: Romans 8:26
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 395
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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
Denomination: *other
Views: 153
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Jul, 2016
Summary: When we face a theological crisis because it seems like God has turned against us, we need to back up & look at the Cross and know that it guarantees the love of God & that God's will is to bless & save us. Keep believing!
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Scripture: Romans 8:31-39
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Views: 4,871
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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: William R. Nabaza on Jun, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD calls us and turns all things in our lives, whether good or bad, into good things.
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Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Jun, 2016
Summary: To establish each Christian who truly loves God, who have been called according to His purpose; can be assured, that God will work out all things to their good. This lesson rejects the notions of "election" and "predestination" as some groups advocates.
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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