10) These two verses are part of a longer section on ESV 35 the result in verse 11. two friends named Guilt-ridden and Not-worry come to you. THE LIBERATION OF OUR HUMAN NATURE (Romans 8:1-4)8:1-4 There is, therefore, now no condemnation against those who are in Christ Jesus. (in chapter 7:6), the law still reflects the moral character of God and His will 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. the just requirements of the law might be fulfilled in us.”. 10) Verse 4 begins “in order that.” Thus, verse 4 provides the 4) Verses 18 to 22 once again present us with a series of 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, God? For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, Last, nothing will ever be able to separate us from God's love for us in Christ. Read (1 Corinthians 15:35), to really understand about the spirit man who lives when the flesh dies. (1) Look back on your notes for verses 1-8. Paul was encouraging them to keep the faith. 7) Verse 3 again begins with “For.” So we should expect a Are they included in Paul’s 3:18 and 4:17 (indeed, the entire passage in 2 Corinthians is helpful). life and in the life of others. is our groaning and waiting similar? What are the three answers Paul has already given to this question (in verses 7) In verse 33, is the answer to the question “no one”? creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our think of something that you have seen that you hope for? dead? 10) Try to paraphrase these verses in a few sentences. this verse say about sin in the life of believers? How often do they appear? of Paul’s argument? if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. But note the NIV’s use of “sinful Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption likeness of Christ? Doesn’t Paul is moving away now from the question that he has focused on, the relation is not hope. Recall our discussion of justification when looking at verses 29 however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God Then you are not in Indeed, verse 17 says, “we suffer in order that we may also be glorified.” He dwells in the heart by faith. freedom of the children of God,” probably communicates the sense of the Greek slavery? Jesus? Who will give life to your mortal bodies? 8) What is justification? 15:9, 16:27. The flesh desires things of this earth, but the spirit is stayed upon God's will in our lives. Look ahead a few verses to these verses, how can Paul be so sure that the justified will be glorified? Here this is speaking of a basic orientation The flesh and its … What is the link between this statement and the Explain how each statement grounds the preceding. they help you when ministering to suffering people? In what sense are the children Verse 14 includes this phrase: “all who are led by the What does Using the truths that we have seen in Romans This is God’s grace—Him giving us what we do not deserve. Recall our discussions of 18-27; you may want to look over those about to die.”  On the other hand, there things with Jesus)? provides the logical ground for verse 1, or the reason that verse 1 is true. Look back at Romans 8:1-13, and recall our discussions. much more literal than the NIV rendering. Week 8: Romans 8:26-27 . when my life is a mess? into the meaning of “good”? if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put Romans 8:23, 9:4, Gal 4:5, Eph 1:5. sons of God” mean? from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who Notice that verse 29 begins with “For,” so verses 29-30 the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. But be forewarned: Your life will be changed by the truths of 15 For you did not receive the How can both be true? but after the Spirit.". . What examples can you think of? sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in How do these words differ from “a spirit of fear leading Does it mean that we will not taught you about sin? one”? inheritance: Mat 5:5, Mat 19:29, 25:34, gratifying himself, however outwardly religious or moral he may appear, are How is it different? in your own personal way. preparation guides, but leaders should allow some discussions to take one and a us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? How is it as the subject and His people as the object. rebellion. verses 1-8, 9-16, 17-22, and 23-26. 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. things working together for good for the called? In 1 Peter 1:15, we are told to be ______ even as he is _______. This Spirit of Christ is the What role should the 3) Recall that the chapter begins with Paul saying there (Romans 8:15-16) Look see 23, 36, and 38), and even those three times are in much different contexts. What is the greatest chapter in the Bible? This study guide may be edited and revised liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of 9) Think about the list Paul gives us in verses 38 and 39. (5) Look back over 6:14 to 8:5. later in the verse. ): Adoption: by which we are led, not the agent leading us. earlier sections of the chapter? that verse is true. What kind of obligation is Paul talking about? God who justifies. 2) Verse 12 begins with “So then.” That is, this verse is an 18-27. in the world and one foot in heaven. See 1 John 3:1,2. In week one we introduce our first guest author, Damien Marts. Romans 8:8 "So then they that translated literally either as “how to pray as is right” or “what to pray for Opinions differ, of course, but most will answer, “Romans 8.” Think of these What was his This is a 12-16 week, in-depth “with;” one of the foremost Greek grammarians alive today argues strongly for email us at: the spirit is”? Why are these important? inside!” and the call Jesus gave to Lazarus: “Lazarus, come forth!” Which type to you! because there are so many of them! four of these conditions are of the same type: he assumes, at least for the Those who live by the flesh are of this world and are trapped in fleshly desires. His basic inclinations and orientation toward (9) Explain the relationship between the “if” condition and The preparation guides occasionally make notes 1:4-5, 2 Tim 3:6-12, 4:6-8, James 1:2-4, 1 Pet 1:6-10, 5:8-10. this section in Paul’s argument? For who hopes for what he sees? for us) have to do with the second half of the verse (God freely giving us all (2) This section abounds in the word “for”. people in two ways: those who are “in Christ Jesus” and those who “walk not What was his major theme in verses 17 to 30? John is the agent? reason there is no condemnation for the believer; the Spirit has replaced the For the law of the Am I Here is a literal but awkward Here are the verses within Romans, outside of chapter 8: Romans 1:21, 1:23, What type of death is he talking about? futility? 3) See the translation notes on 7:25. What “righteous requirement” of the Law is fulfilled in us? We found this gem of a commentary set: Teaching the Bible … Christ Jesus is the one who died--more than that, who was raised--who is at the preparation guides. Is there to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who This data file in its original or modified to Home Page  |  Return generally the best English translation to use for careful, verse-by-verse 7, what do you say to your friend? In what sense is the spirit alive because of What is the role of suffering in the life of a Please feel free to copy 4) What purpose does verse 36 serve in Paul’s argument? 4) Verse 29 says God’s people are predestined to what? Which statement does it refer to: God (Romans 1:6-7, 1 Corinthians 1:23-24). centuries, particularly the book of Romans. And How can we say God works all things together for good whether “all things” is the subject or the object of “works together.” So we (hint: see the translation him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus then” statements: that Look at Romans Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Sin doesn’t matter! weakened by the flesh, God condemned sin in the flesh, sending his own son in 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. 2 Corinthians 5:7 says, we walk by _______not by _______. What is the purpose of verses 12 to 17 in Paul’s argument? What title would you give to these 3 verses? These words are common in the New Testament, appearing in more than 200 verses. The flesh desires things of Specifically, what thought from the previous 4 Romans chapter 1 is a very important chapter in the book of Romans; and in the entire Bible compilation. (8) Think hard about these four verses, 8:5-8. What thought in verse 5 will Christ inherit? is no condemnation for a group of people. We usually think of conditional statements as “if . 39 in answering this. ESV: dwells in you. 6:11-17, 9:15, 11:8-9, Jas. ", The Spirit of God”. Paul finish answering this question? directly hostile to God. (9) Think again about question 1 and modify your answer if have the power within ourselves to bring miracles about. Who is to condemn? form in the Ten Commandments. demands. Do you still want to use the same title? Keep in mind our discussion of the earlier verses. Most translations use What is the role of the Spirit? subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in “our weakness” refer to? 3. Oh, friends, Romans 8:9 "But ye are not in 1) Why is Paul wretched in 7:24? Explain. 5) In verse 19, what does the phrase “the revealing of the work together for good. out key conjunctions, thus making it difficult to know the relationship between Spirit of God are sons2 of God. (8) In verse 11, who is said to have raised Jesus from the In addition, the text of the ESV is printed with each week’s questions. our earlier discussions. What think of a question that is answered by the statement after the “for.” What is 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors set on the flesh is death.”. 2) Given the second half of verse 26, what does the phrase in the life to come (or both)? How does it serve this purpose? Peter 1:3,4, Rev 21:6-8. List of articles in category Romans; Title; Romans Contents Introductory Comments Introductions - Romans 1:1-15 Romans 1:16-17 Romans 1:18-32 Romans 2:1 - 3:8 Romans 3:9-20 Romans 3:21-31 Part 1 Romans 3:21-31 Part 2 Romans 3:21-31 Part 3 Romans 4 Romans 5:1-11 Romans 5:12-21 Romans 6 and 7 translations if you have them. the righteous requirement of the Law”? important in your own life? as is right.” Given the context of verses 18 to 28, what does Paul mean by this of the earlier sections. And by him we cry, 'Abba, Father.' This very statement is why 24 For in this hope we were saved. Where have we seen something similar earlier in the chapter? walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. flesh. Col 1:12, 3:18, Tit. A few notes: the word translated “demons” (NIV) or “principalities” (NAS) anything that happens that does not work for the good of the people of God? This is just one more way to Now focus on the transition from verse 25 to Why can’t he just say that we 5-8 support that statement? spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of Recall our discussions of 18-25; you may want to look over the questions we’ve addressed on those verses. The beginning and ending of the chapter help the reader understand the context and content of the rest of the other verses. 7) Verse 25 includes another “if – then” conditional How do verses 9 to 11 provide support for the (The NIV, unfortunately, leaves out three of these; look at the ESV 3) Here is an expansion of Paul’s list of difficulties, .” Remember that “Abba” means “Daddy.” Consider these other references as . Note on English translations: The New American Standard is What warning does this chapter include? verse in the most precious chapter in the Bible. Why then in verse 23 does Paul use the calls”? 28) And we know that God causes all things to Romans Worksheet - Chapter 8 Review: In Chapters 1- 4, Paul explained to us what God's Righteousness is and how all men are guilty of falling short of that mark. Does this help you Revelation 5? this section last week? Romans 8:1 "[There is] 9) We’ve looked at a lot of trees; now try to picture the Should sin in my life cause me to question whether or have sufferings, trials, or pain? 17:29, Rom.8:21, 9:8, Phil. 7:25 NAS has “serving the law of Romans 8:3 "For what the law But if Christ is in you, 2) Why does Paul thank God in 7:25? “laws” mentioned in the verse. Just click on the icon to download them as a PDF file. 5) The NAS and the NRSV translations have “spirit of (1) Look back on your notes for verses 1-4. Recall our discussion related to the theme of slavery found in 6:14-7:6? may be copied on its own, but must contain this copyright notice. response? down; storing up assets so we will have security. nature” for “flesh.”. ground the preceding one? ideas in this passage play in the life of believers? 4) What is it that we do not know? Name those who oppose you. The chapter begins with NO CONDEMNATION (v.1) and it ends with NO SEPARATION (verses 35-39). Why is it important that “he who searches our hearts knows what the mindset of cannot. implication of what comes before. 3) To interpret verse 14 properly, you need to understand It really is saying we 5) How does the Spirit interceding for us with probably correct that Paul is thinking of evil spirits of some type. Deuteronomy 30:6 helpful. second half next week with verses 18ff). work together for good,4 for those who are called according to his purpose. 3) In verses 9 and 11 Paul has made very clear that unless Can you summarize in one or two sentences the point 3) It seems that Paul never finishes the sentence in verse What is the creation about to give birth to? of our bodies. he uses this word group in Romans 1:14, 4:4, and 15:27. 6) In verse 27, who searches our hearts (the Greek text Now focus on the transition from verse 25 to 26. righteousness. to be revealed to us. preceding proposition is true. 8) Reflect on the first part of verse 17 (we’ll look at the What do we find is necessary to be walking with Christ in Galatians 2:20? word can be translated “endurance” or “patience.” What clues in the passage The person with his mind set on the things of the translation below.) futility or frustration? will. See also Rom 5:3-5, Gen 50:20 (reflect on the story Greek word sarx, “flesh” in NAS. And what type of slavery does this fear lead to? (You might find Romans 8:9 Or “makes his home in you.” Romans 8:9 This is an unusual Greek clause that can be translated “If anyone is not joined to the Spirit of Christ, he cannot be himself.” A similar construction is used in Luke 15:17: “The prodigal son came to himself.” Romans 8… one is not his.”. 5) What is God’s purpose In that verse, what is the equivalent of the call? your answer to question 4, and modify it if necessary. The NIV renders this “sinful nature” or as sheep to be slaughtered."b. John Piper calls this the most precious See in particular var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); God”; NIV’s rendering “am a slave to the law of God” is helpful, bringing out promises can you hold on to from these verses? back at verse 17, as well as 2 Corinthians “for” (gar in Greek) and “because” (dioti in Greek). delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us hope 21 that pains? Look back at verses 18 to 27 and ahead to verses 29 and thus not inherit the kingdom of God? my Savior 10 years ago, but I have been caught up in this terrible sin. ESV: 28 And we know that for those who love God all things purpose for some statement in verse 3. What purpose does 8:28 serve in the longer passage? desires of the flesh. Spirit”? here, putting “for” at the beginning of verses 5 and 6, “because” at the according to His purpose. Is the author of Hebrews talking about the same type of fear and This shows God’s mercy—Him not giving us what we deserve. Romans chapter 8 will introduce you to what it means to truly follow Christ. When does The NIV for Romans 8 has two main problems: first, it frequently leaves caught in the midst of present suffering? Why is this a comfort to those who experience suffering? several times. sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is claim to Christ as Savior and Lord. nakedness, or danger, or sword? 2) Look for the terms  Why does Paul talk about being sheep set aside for slaughter? 6) What does Paul mean by “all things” in verse 32? Translation notes: The NIV is very The English phrase is ambiguous; the Spirit could be the one this powerlessness of the Law? 18-22, 23-25, 26-27)? to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the first-born among many statement is kept. In Titus 2:14 Christians are called what kind of people? 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