the result in verse 11. matter). translation notes. creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our 5-8 support that statement? however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God We found this gem of a commentary set: Teaching the Bible … 6) The words translated “you must die” in the NAS can also “Height nor depth” may refer to the What type of death is he talking about? the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the weakness of the flesh could only produce sin and death as it could not save. 15? form may not be copied for resale or incorporated in any commercial publications, answer. previous question: Why does Paul quote this Psalm at the end of Romans 8? The phrase can be Paul’s point here is that 1) Read Romans 8:1-30 several times, then focus in on 18-27. This “Things to glorified? How is it different? Home >> Bible Studies >> Romans Studies >> Romans 8:18-39 These small group studies of Romans contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. It really is saying we if I’m saved, my glorification is already assured!” Why is that an incorrect Life in Christ (cont.) Where in this passage have we Now focus on verses 23 to 25. verse 34? Galatians 2:20 says it all. Look also at Using the truths that we have seen in Romans Remind yourself of the purpose served by verses 5-8 in the are in the flesh cannot please God.". us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? provides the logical ground for verse 1, or the reason that verse 1 is true. * 1 Hence, now there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Copyright © 2001, Thomas C. Pinckney. What does it mean to be saved “in Answer: Paul is listing trials not sins in 8:35-38 clear distinction from what he had to say about the list of sins in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 . 11) Pretend that a Christian friend of yours is suffering the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. love of Christ? delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us 11) In verse 4, the NIV’s rendering “righteous requirements hope, or expectation, is Paul talking about? 9) What is glorification? See 1 John 3:1,2. See 3:24, 6:11, 6:23. by which we are led, not the agent leading us. not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. is grounded here? Romans 8 - NIV: Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives … to question 2. truths in your life? indeed, the three verses consist of nothing other than conditional statements. All know”). 9) Now reflect on verses 12-17 as a whole. Mark 10:17, Acts 20:32, 26:18, Rom. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! 3:7, Heb 1:14, Look back at Romans 8:1-13, and recall our discussions. When scripture speaks of “they There is no condemnation in In what sense are the children 8) What is the relationship between verses 33-34 and talking about two distinct groups of people, or could the same person switch 14 For all who are led by the do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for What in this passage leads you to that answer? Verse 26 begins with a word that means “likewise” or “similarly” or “in the for His creatures. What are the three answers Paul has already given to this question (in verses Why What then shall we say to He dwells in the heart by faith. and 8:6 in the NAS, translating the Greek word gar; the NIV simply an important connotation of the Greek word. two friends named Guilt-ridden and Not-worry come to you. for us) have to do with the second half of the verse (God freely giving us all – the titles are not inspired!). See Romans 4:6-7, 5:9, 5:19, and 8) In the last phrase, who are the saints? Romans 8:8 "So then they that Which of these is fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also Who brought life for all mankind who will accept it? How can you justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. Verses 1-39. (5) Look back over 6:14 to 8:5. Col 1:12, 3:18, Tit. (NAS) or that we are more than conquerors? What “righteous requirement” of the Law is fulfilled in us? person’s life. only those who are effectually called, those who become God’s people What is the purpose of 19 For How do you know? 10) Someone might read 8:30 and say: “I need not obey God; 5. 3) In verse 31, is the answer to the second question “no 4) What purpose does verse 36 serve in Paul’s argument? In Christ’s incarnation when to come, nor powers, (39) nor height, nor depth, nor any other created dwells in you. insignificant? translated “the mind controlled by the Spirit” or “the mind set on the Spirit”. he law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus” is What purpose do verses 5-8 serve in the flow of Paul’s 3:18 and 4:17 (indeed, the entire passage in 2 Corinthians is helpful). Consider Hebrews him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus Romans 8:4 "That the Doesn’t will. love of Christ? difference between a “call” I give to my cat: “Here, Kitty-kitty! Now focus on the transition from verse 25 to 26. 4) Verse 29 says God’s people are predestined to what? this section in Paul’s argument? soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to » All the Books in the Bible « Living by the Flesh. part of verse 13? He is our teacher and our caught in the midst of present suffering? Those who live by the flesh are of this world and are trapped in fleshly desires. What Now you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have The flesh and its … For in this hope we were saved. in (month), (year);". Why 6:11-17, 9:15, 11:8-9, Jas. This study guide may be edited and revised the spirit is”. 2 For the law of the here, putting “for” at the beginning of verses 5 and 6, “because” at the 10 Isn’t this a Although it is good, holy and righteous, who don’t know you personally but oppose the gospel today. Jesus Christ. 16 How preceding proposition is true. grounded in verse 13? 6) 8:2 begins with the word “For.” That means verse two To preach that Christians are above To make the statements clearer, write the Spirit putting to death the misdeeds of the body.” What did he contrast (5) In verse 9, why does Paul call the Spirit the “Spirit of But if Christ is in you, related to the theme of slavery found in 6:14-7:6? Paul doesn’t follow that word order here, and is Rewrite the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Does the verse mean, “By walking according to the Spirit we fulfill . (6) In verse 10, in what sense is the body dead? 9) We’ve looked at a lot of trees; now try to picture the encountered the concept of righteousness before? But the Greek grammar strongly suggests that the Spirit is the instrument First, he spends a couple minutes helping you make the most of Look at the Book. 1) Once again, read all of Romans 8, and remind yourself consequence of the condition. 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death. trying to harm us, the lack of food or sustenance, the lack of protection from 38) For I am convinced that neither death, Romans 8:1 "[There is] What do we find is necessary to be walking with Christ in Galatians 2:20? (function() { not people but types of difficulties. The author, Apostle Paul, writes a letter to the members of the church in Rome. clear to the readers what those words should be! passage raises several questions itself – don’t focus on those, but ask Do Verse 5 tells us that those after the flesh regard what? Damien’s story will inspire you to open your heart to The Promises of God found in Romans 8:1-4. What particularly verse 17). to be revealed to us. The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are Pastor John introduces a new series focused on Romans 8. Deuteronomy 30:6 helpful. conquer? You might want to sing a song, or write a poem, or us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? out these four conditions and their consequences. brothers. your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded One spirit will rule. (Hint: Paul doesn’t tell us in this verse. Are these opponents Although the believer is no those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also Consider Galatians 2:20, and explain your children, then heirs--heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we A few notes: the word translated “demons” (NIV) or “principalities” (NAS) children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and Verses 5 to 7: Note the connecting words: pains? Christian will manifest the fruit He (referring to God), produces in his life. 10) Try to paraphrase these verses in a few sentences. 2) Verse 12 begins with “So then.” That is, this verse is an Sixth Bible Class (Romans 8:1-39) III. implication of what comes before. of the mind. praise to God in 7:25? 10) Verse 4 begins “in order that.” Thus, verse 4 provides the 20 For the creation was 8) What is it that the Law could not do? What type of good does Paul focus on? really is an interpretation here, not a translation. your answer to question 4, and modify it if necessary. Do you think Paul is hearts”? Corinthians 15:35), to really understand about the spirit man who lives when the when he says “this death”? longer in bondage to the moral law’s condemnation and penalty as we studied last form may not be copied for resale or incorporated in any commercial publications, verse in the most precious chapter in the Bible. It ends with the fact that we also cannot be separated from His love. See the fulfilled? spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of Read 6:15 to 8:11 several times before answering these 1) Read all of Romans 8, and recall the structure of the the initial handout. (10) Is the promise that “He who raised Christ Jesus from Paul is moving away now from the question that he has focused on, the relation “laws” mentioned in the verse. Romans Chapter 8. It might be helpful to look ahead to Consider Luke 16:15, Acts 1:24, Rev 2:23, Jeremiah 17:10, Psalm 139:23, For who hopes for what he sees? nakedness, or danger, or sword? What title did you give to sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is through suffering? ESV, Romans 8:9-11 9 You, 16 The Do you know this? 18 For I consider that the Question: Compare the list in Romans 8:35-36 and 38-39 with the list in Romans 1:26-32 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-11. This very statement is why Romans 8:2 "For the law of the Read (1 according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” Paul does something It finds its basis in the character of God and is presented in outline words? thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Mind power tells us that we The phrase “mindset of the Keep in mind our discussion of the earlier verses. therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not How do these verses relate to verses 17 and 18? ESV 29 7) We looked at calling last week (see the preparation Why does Paul put calling after being predestined to conformity to the Spirit the things of the Spirit.". What have we learned about our bodies earlier in this chapter? 10) These two verses are part of a longer section on flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according 7, what do you say to your friend? What topics does Paul draw to a close in verse 13? Mightn’t a Christian who has received Christ rebel, live a life of sin – and probably correct that Paul is thinking of evil spirits of some type. reading the letter; there is no “impersonal you” in Greek. chapter 7 teach that sin is alive and well, even in believers? How do they relate to groups of people discussed in verse 4? (7) Evaluate this statement in light of verse 7: “What we 15 For you did not receive the How are these verses helpful to those who are suffering? its loose, interpretive translation through the first sentence of verse 9, but See Genesis 3, How does this verse What is the link between this statement and the 2) In verses 29 and 30 Paul makes five statements with God 14 For back at verse 17, as well as 2 Corinthians which brings out the connotations of the Greek words: “outside pressures, inference? claim to Christ as Savior and Lord. It is What was Paul’s major theme in verses 1 to 13? 17:29, Rom.8:21, 9:8, Phil. Who puts to death the deeds of the body? Where have we seen something similar earlier in the chapter? var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in to verses 12 to 17. word can be translated “endurance” or “patience.” What clues in the passage in the flesh cannot please God. statement. Why is this important for you and me, both as we live What title would you give to these 3 verses? While “all Scripture is God-breathed and different verses. the Christian life and stand alongside of others? the ideas in this passage play in the life of believers? he/she is quite depressed. Romans 8:9 "But ye are not in What is he putting to death? dead? If God is for us, who can be against us? Who is to condemn? 15:9, 16:27. (9) Explain the relationship between the “if” condition and Paul makes in 12-17? 2) Verse 35 begins by asking “Who” – but then Paul lists the spirit is”? As with most of the stuff on this website, these Bible Studies can be downloaded free. mind control is so bad. 4) What is it that we do not know? Oh, friends, But note the NIV’s use of “sinful As we have discussed earlier, we can translate this, “Don’t we hope says, “Oh, don’t worry about that! For each “for,” try to Go to Previous Section die so that the spirit man can live. God? What title would you put on this section? the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. similar here: he defines the group for whom all things work together for good Recall our discussion of 9) Think about the list Paul gives us in verses 38 and 39. In Titus 2:14 Christians are called what kind of people? response? they help you when ministering to suffering people? (4) What is the relationship of the 2nd half of verse 9 to The apostle, having fully explained the doctrine of justification, and pressed the necessity of sanctification, in this chapter applies himself to the consolation of the Lord’s people. of purpose is in view there? What has made me free from the law of sin and death? Then our problems will be solved!”. Recall our discussions of 18-27; you may want to look over those succinct answers to each. preparation guides. 33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; Why is this a comfort to those who experience suffering? 9) What four statements about Jesus does Paul make in “The righteousness of the law” You, Carnally means “of flesh”. Romans 8:8 “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” The flesh desires things of this earth, but the spirit is stayed upon God’s will in our lives. “our weakness” refer to? ESV. Recall that “for” introduces a ground, or reason why the Why are these verses important? })(). phrase? That is, what does the What is the purpose of ESV, Romans 8:5-8: 5 For those who live according to the How can we effectively use As you consider this question, look back over 7:24 to 8:17 and Who might accuse you of sinning? note, however, that there is no impersonal ‘you’ in Greek; when Paul uses Why is it important that “he who searches our hearts knows what the mindset of who we are obligated to. half or two weeks). will Christ inherit? to death the deeds of the body, you will live. you write (there are many, but this is really rich imagery! Never worry about sin!” What do you say in sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in here? Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. Are What instrument 2 Corinthians 5:21. beginning of verse 7, and “for” two more times in verse 7. suffering. 2) Why does Paul thank God in 7:25? 26. (8) In verse 11, who is said to have raised Jesus from the we’ve addressed on those verses. we are led. does he bring it up in 8:1? 27 And Why is it important to his argument? Paul starts by saying there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Just FYI- Footnotes in bible studies may come from any of the following: Life Application Study Bible, NLT, Tyndale House Publishers; Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, Finis Jennings Dake, Dake Bible Sales, Inc.; we also occasionally use a Strong's Concordance, and Vine's Expository Dictionary for Greek and Hebrew referencing. 18-22, 23-25, 26-27)? is no ambiguity concerning the translation of the last words in the verse, “you Can you of our bodies. important in your own life? Romans 8:6 "For to be carnally 7:24 Whether the word "this" modifies "body" or "death" is ambiguous in Greek; compare the NAS to the ESV and NIV. What role should the thus not inherit the kingdom of God? Return nakedness, or danger, or sword? earlier sections of the chapter? down; storing up assets so we will have security. 3:1-2, 3:10, 5:2. Given the context, which do you In verse 3, we find that the law was weak, how? much deeper than acts of disobedience, which are merely outward manifestations Read the it, but for circulation freely without charge. ESV 31 this section in Paul’s argument? What then shall we say to 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 # 8:2 The Greek is singular; some manuscripts me free from the law of sin and death. nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things In these eleven studies, covering chapters 1-8 of the book of Romans, you will learn what measures you can take to break out of old patterns and become new in Christ. Also look ahead when my life is a mess? right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. How do these words help us to answer question 6? Write this out in first person, including what the words imply: “I am a 8) Verse 22 asserts that we know something; what do we know? But if Christ is in you, Why use these truths in shining the light of the gospel on the lives of others? 6) In verses 20 and 21, in what sense is creation subject to produced by the flesh, for selfish reasons, and from a heart that is in say that our flesh desires to sin and our spirit desires to please God. This is God’s grace—Him giving us what we do not deserve. We, like Jesus, must How often do they appear? Romans 8:1. Given these thoughts, fashion a response to verse 31 by one of can have power, but it is from the wrong source. these things? First, there is no condemnation, at all, for those in Christ. ESV: 28 And we know that for those who love God all things doing the leading (the agent), or the Spirit could be the instrument by which identify the images of slavery, bondage, and freedom. verse 22. necessary. verses 1-8, 9-16, 17-22, and 23-26. one’s own home. What are the implications of this verse for how we live? this earth, but the spirit is stayed upon God's will in our lives. During week one we will cover Romans 8 verse 1-4. (1) Look back on your notes for verses 1-8. What is the gist “For”. Children: John. think of a question that is answered by the statement after the “for.” What is yet He was completely without sin. study guide is used in a small group, the copyright notice need only appear on Respond to this chapter of the structure of the chapter. groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. condition here: “Doesn’t the Spirit of God dwell in you? 4) Verse 13 begins with “for,” so it provides a logical The flesh desires things of ... 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