Led By The Spirit

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Romans 8:12-17
[12] So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. [13] For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. [14] For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. [15] For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” [16] The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, [17] and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
1.   How does Romans 8 help us to talk with non-Christians who claim to be “spiritual”?
2.   Why should this concept of killing sin dramatically increase our seriousness and intentionality in living the Christian life? How do Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:29-30 relate?
3.   How does v. 13 guard us from the two pitfalls of passivity and self-reliance?
4.   How should we respond to someone who says that all people are God’s children? What does it mean to say that Christ is our “Brother”?
5.   In what ways do the five aspects of sonship discussed in the sermon (obedience, adoption, intimacy, assurance, and inheritance) clarify your relationship to God as a Christian?

References: Romans 5:5; Colossians 3:5, 2, 16; Matthew 5:29-30; John 1:12; Ephesians 2:2-3; Hebrews 2:11; Galatians 4:6; Psalm 73:25-26; John 17:24; 1 John 3:2.

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