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Romans 8:16

Jul 14, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 8, Writings  //  No Comments

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Sunday, 14 July 2013

The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, Romans 8:16

That the Spirit bears witness of our state is a fairly common theme in the New Testament. One of several explicitly declared examples which confirms this is 1 Corinthians 2:12 – “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.”… Read the rest

Romans 8:15

Jul 13, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 8, Writings  //  No Comments

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Saturday, 13 July 2013

For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15

This is now the third “for” which follows the “therefore” of verse 12. As he does frequently, even earlier in this chapter, Paul is building up a solid wall of doctrine, one point leading to the next in order to buttress his argument.… Read the rest

Romans 8:14

Jul 12, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 8, Writings  //  No Comments

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Friday, 12 July 2013

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Romans 8:14

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Note – If you’ve ever been curious about the Nephilim and the “sons of God” from Genesis 6,  here is a previous sermon which explains the meaning of those often abused verses.… Read the rest

Romans 8:13

Jul 11, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 8, Writings  //  No Comments

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Thursday, 11 July 2013

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. Romans 8:13

One commentary concerning Romans 8:13 states: “This verse is perhaps the clearest, most concise statement of the way a person once in grace can lose his salvation.”… Read the rest

Romans 8:10

Jul 10, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 8, Writings  //  No Comments

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. Romans 8:12

“Therefore” is given as a summary of verses 9-11. Because of these things, “Therefore…”

After stating this he speaks to his audience, which includes us, as “brethren.” In this, he is showing the bond of family which is formed by the union with the Spirit who dwells in each person who has called on Christ.… Read the rest