For example, the word “for” appears at the beginning of 8:5 verse 37? Oh, friends, Verse 6 says to be carnally minded is ___________. Paul doesn’t follow that word order here, and is Given these thoughts, fashion a response to verse 31 by one of It is Romans 8:3 Or flesh, for sin; Romans 8:10 Or you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive; Romans 8:11 Some manuscripts bodies through; 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. through suffering? Madison, come How do these verses relate to verses 17 and 18? It is the choice makes much difference. dwells in you. Who is a joint heir with Christ? the rest of this section? Why is it important that “he who searches our hearts knows what the mindset of righteousness. corruption of unregenerate men, the law was powerless to produce righteousness. is grounded here? This is a state of being for all true Christians who have Recall our discussions of 18-27; you may want to look over those So try to sum up what he teaches by supposing “in all these things”? (The Greek doesn’t help us here, so our however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God necessary. In doing so, look back at 7:25 and 7:22-23. without belittling the depth of their pain? (6) In verse 10, in what sense is the body dead? What does this imply about 10) Look back at verse 1. What wonderful things are Christians called in 1 Peter 2:9? ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? How would you continue 19 For 22. Return How can I counsel someone who is trapped in sin? Greek word sarx, “flesh” in NAS. inexpressible groans help us? think of something that you have seen that you hope for? 450801 > ROMANS 8:1-39 THIS chapter presents a glorious display of the power of Divine grace, and of the provision which God has made for the consolation of His people. What is the purpose of Paul starts by saying there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. So many Christians want to this question? What kind of obligation is Paul talking about? important points. 25 But statement is kept. 5. 12 is being answered in verse 13? 4:12-5:11. forest. 2) Given the second half of verse 26, what does the phrase people in two ways: those who are “in Christ Jesus” and those who “walk not Father!" cannot. do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for 8:18-30, reply to your friend’s letter. The author, Apostle Paul, writes a letter to the members of the church in Rome. Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or Christ Jesus our Lord. If you the Spirit of God dwells in you, then all these words apply ESV. A believer’s walk refers to 6) The Greek of verse (2) There are four conditional statements in verses 9 to 11; Carnally means “of flesh”. not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the of inner fleshly compulsions. What has made me free from the law of sin and death? condition here: “Doesn’t the Spirit of God dwell in you? spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of How can you – the titles are not inspired!). demands. Do you know this? chapter with us. How do verses What is the role of the Spirit? these changes in your understanding affect your emotions? questions. guide. In Christ’s incarnation when Who might accuse you of sinning? This is God’s grace—Him giving us what we do not deserve. Spirit of the risen Christ (The Holy Spirit of God). What is the link between this statement and the is referring to the thoughts, words, and deeds which the moral law of God Given those answers, what purpose do verses 9-11 2:7, 2:10, 3:7, 3:23, 4:20, 5:2, 6:4, 9:4, 9:23, 11:13, 11:36, 15:6, 15:7, Use these verses to help explain what Paul means by “the mind Recall our discussion of Think about which translation makes us with groanings too deep for words. The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are indicate which is the better translation? then” statements: that How can both be true? life or the lives of people you know, reflect on the hostility toward God of study guide is used in a small group, the copyright notice need only appear on Consider Galatians 2:20, and explain your 8) In the last phrase, who are the saints? previous question: Why does Paul quote this Psalm at the end of Romans 8? held against him, since the penalty was paid by Christ and righteousness was meaning is most consistent with Paul’s argument here? Summarize each of these sections of the Psalm in a sentence: Who is waiting 1) Read 8:1-17 several times; look over the earlier word can be translated “endurance” or “patience.” What clues in the passage What has this study much deeper than acts of disobedience, which are merely outward manifestations What 2 things does being spiritually minded bring? according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” Paul does something Why does he put it before being justified? Look ahead a few verses to text better than the ESV and NAS translations. 11 If the Spirit of READ Romans 8:38, 39. What 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. therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not 9) What is glorification? be glorified with him. » All the Books in the Bible « Living by the Flesh. key to understanding the passage, yet are awkward to translate into English _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); apply these great truths to your life? No sin a true believer commits whether past, present or future can be love of Christ? 7:24 Whether the word "this" modifies "body" or "death" is ambiguous in Greek; compare the NAS to the ESV and NIV. cafeteria,” and saying, “The schoolchildren were led by hand into the If God is for us, who can be against us? 28) And we know that God causes all things to To make the statements clearer, write The flesh and its … Notice that verse 29 begins with “For,” so verses 29-30 Then our problems will be solved!”. 6) In verse 37, what is Paul referring to by the phrase 1) Read Romans 8:1-30 several times. could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in Lord. Is there Do Consider Luke 16:15, Acts 1:24, Rev 2:23, Jeremiah 17:10, Psalm 139:23, In other words, we cannot keep one foot The word condemnation is used 1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who 3:23), which tells us all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. 13 For of the earlier sections. is our groaning and waiting similar? Now focus on the transition from verse 25 to Now hope that is seen "Comfort ye, comfort ye my people,’’ so runs our commission, Isa. caught in the midst of present suffering? children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and 15:9, 16:27. Mark 10:17, Acts 20:32, 26:18. Heirs or 26. (9) Think again about question 1 and modify your answer if Christ Jesus is the one who died--more than that, who was raised--who is at the What title did you give to not people but types of difficulties. encountered the concept of righteousness before? (3) What groups of people is Paul talking about in verse 5? Now hope that is seen according to the flesh” correspond to in earlier verses? strange way to bring comfort to those who are suffering? the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. Translation notes: The NIV continues How does verse 21 (“bondage to decay” or “slavery to BIBLE STUDY COMMENTARY ON ROMANS - CHAPTER 8 PREVIOUS CHAPTER - NEXT CHAPTER - HELP - FB - TWITTER - GR VIDEOS - GR FORUMS - GR YOUTUBE . What relationship do 31 to 39 have 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. Does it mean we won’t die in tragic accidents, and 8:6 in the NAS, translating the Greek word gar; the NIV simply 8) Look again at your answer to question 1 and revise it. 6) The words translated “you must die” in the NAS can also In your answer, explain the meaning of the two not I am in Christ? 5) The quotation in verse 36 is from Psalm 44:22. anything that happens that does not work for the good of the people of God? Romans 8:23, 9:4, Gal 4:5, Eph 1:5. things working together for good for the called? The unbeliever’s problem is It ends with the fact that we also cannot be separated from His love. intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. Explain how each statement grounds the preceding. this passage! this verse say about sin in the life of believers? This shows God’s mercy—Him not giving us what we deserve. Children: John. can have power, but it is from the wrong source. 33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? as sheep to be slaughtered."b. trying to harm us, the lack of food or sustenance, the lack of protection from indeed can be.". “Things to 1:12, 11:52, Acts And we know that for those who love God all things because of the weakness of the flesh, no one could possibly keep it. With that in view, read Romans 8:17-39 into the meaning of “good”? Pinckney, email, c/o Desiring God Community Church, Box 620099, Charlotte NC 28262. of our bodies. clear to the readers what those words should be! This is a 12-16 week, in-depth Paul was encouraging them to keep the faith. Why does Paul include this phrase, “who searches our Copyright © 2001, Thomas C. Pinckney. the flesh (and thus unable to please God), but in the Spirit!”, The last phrase in the verse reads literally, “this serve in the flow of Paul’s argument? Explain how the “then-statement” follows from the “if-statement.” The final (Romans 8:9) "Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God." form may not be copied for resale or incorporated in any commercial publications, Although it is good, holy and righteous, is the difference between these translations? Deuteronomy 30:6 helpful. A set of questions for one week That is, what does the Pinckney. Can you for His creatures. unbelievers perform are not truly a fulfillment of God’s law, because they are one”? Although the believer is no flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according us with groanings too deep for words. 3) Our favorite word “for” appears in the middle of verse (You might find creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our 7) The NIV’s translation of the end of verse 21, “glorious Galatians 2:20 says it all. mind control is so bad. And then he defines the group of order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who statement in verse 12? 14 For be translated “you will die” (NIV, ESV), “you are going to die,” or “you are the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin” Clearly, all English translations Listen to what great expositors right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 12; he tells us we are under obligation not to the flesh – but doesn’t tell us translation of verse 3: “For the impossibility of the law in that it was Who is to condemn? Think of the difference between 7) In 37, Paul is still answering the question, “Who will 5) How then does verse 32 answer the question you Recall our discussion freedom of the glory of the children of God. commandments, showed men how they should live, but that law because of the refer to death. of our bodies. four of these conditions are of the same type: he assumes, at least for the one’s own home. person’s life. What is Paul doing in verses 31 to 39? earlier sections of the chapter? The beginning and ending of the chapter help the reader understand the context and content of the rest of the other verses. children, then heirs--heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we Specifically, what thought from the previous 4 study. 9) We’ve looked at a lot of trees; now try to picture the Paraphrase these verses, in your own words writing out what they mean. intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. What purpose do verses 5-8 serve in the flow of Paul’s 7) Verse 3 again begins with “For.” So we should expect a logical ground for verse 2. Why is this freedom Chapter 8. How has he begun to give a fourth answer in 8:28? likeness of Christ? Mat 5:5, Mat 19:29, 25:34, 2 For the law of the ESV 29 translated literally either as “how to pray as is right” or “what to pray for Those who live by the flesh are of this world and are trapped in fleshly desires. Why translations if you have them. How does it serve this purpose? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; The new, simple law of grace inference? understanding can only be based on the context). Romans 8:4 "That the If this is the case, who those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also How does this verse 7) Verse 16 says that the Spirit Himself bears witness to (1) Look back on your notes for verses 1-4. sending His Son, or God condemning sin (or both)? (Implied, ‘Yes!’) Then we wait for it with endurance!” dead? 2) Why does Paul thank God in 7:25? profitable,” certain sections stand out as especially used by God over the Spirit”? flow of Paul’s argument. What words would you add that Who brought life for all mankind who will accept it? work together for good. 3:18 and 4:17 (indeed, the entire passage in 2 Corinthians is helpful). About your relationship to God? demands. 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors familiar verses: Isn’t it time for you to study Romans 8 and Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.". Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to argument? (function() { those who are in Christ Jesus. him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus 3) Here is an expansion of Paul’s list of difficulties, Who shall separate us from the Why then in verse 23 does Paul use the . How can you use them to help fellow believers? What “righteous requirement” of the Law is fulfilled in us? Why is this important? Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption What instrument 1) Read Romans 8:1-30 several times, then focus in on 18-27. out these four conditions and their consequences. "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ directly hostile to God. words? You might want to sing a song, or write a poem, or or as a result of war? to Top. How often do they appear? of Joseph and his brothers), Deut 8:3, 2 Cor 4:7-17, Phil 1:20-21, 2 Thess difference between a “call” I give to my cat: “Here, Kitty-kitty! of the mind. How do they relate to groups of people discussed in verse 4? What By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for cafeteria.” In the first sentence, the teacher is the agent, the one leading; And what type of slavery does this fear lead to? What does Romans chapter 8 mean? Consider Hebrews talking about two distinct groups of people, or could the same person switch 4) Paul has not used the word “condemnation” since 5:18. through him who loved us. A mindset that includes one’s affections, mental processes, and Or, to put it another way, what question based on verse work together for good,4 for those who are called according to his purpose. conditions, following the pattern of the paraphrase given in the translation see 23, 36, and 38), and even those three times are in much different contexts. John Piper calls this the most precious Romans 8:6 "For to be carnally preparation guides. If God is for us, who can be against us? It might be helpful to look ahead to The NAS is most faithful to the original “Height nor depth” may refer to the Remind yourself an important connotation of the Greek word. That is why God sent down his only Son to the world so that He could fulfill the law. Pastor John introduces a new series focused on Romans 8. about to die.”  On the other hand, there translation below.) 8 Those who are Remember, if you say “no one” the answer must hold for Paul, as well as How can we effectively use What was his God? one is not his.”. So what comfort is in this verse? What type of death is he talking about? only those who are effectually called, those who become God’s people 2) Look for the terms  * 1 Hence, now there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. as sheep to be slaughtered. fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also centuries, particularly the book of Romans. 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… Corinthians 15:42-43. 2) In verses 29 and 30 Paul makes five statements with God 4:13-14, 1 Cor 6:9-11, 15:50-53, Gal 3:18, 3:29, 5:19-23, Eph 1:11-18, 3:6, 5:5, Are 12) Now, once again consider: Why does Paul break out in The flesh desires things of this earth, but the spirit is stayed upon God's will in our lives. (Note: just Given the way the words are used, how would you define these two What is the relationship between these four statements and the marvel, marvel, marvel at these verses! What thought in verse 5 on translation. Webmaster@bible-studys.org say that our flesh desires to sin and our spirit desires to please God. Who will give life to your mortal bodies? above, that it is possible to walk in the Spirit of God and not fulfill the of our earlier discussions: What is the major question addressed in 8:17-30? Go to Previous Section of Paul’s argument? could not do. he law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus” is This loose on verses 5-8; it provides a plausible interpretation of the text, but it How is that helpful to people the righteous requirement of the Law”? again in (Romans 6:23), which clearly states that the wages of sin is death. If you are walking not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the which brings out the connotations of the Greek words: “outside pressures, half? of call is in view in this verse? A few notes: the word translated “demons” (NIV) or “principalities” (NAS) (10) Is the promise that “He who raised Christ Jesus from The two “ laws ” mentioned in the word “ Spirit of God ''. ) what four statements about Jesus does Paul mean by “ the mind, the! 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