On Sunday mornings we have been studying the book of Romans. It is nearly impossible to gain a full understanding of that book in one month, but we have been hitting some of the main points in the book.
This week we spent the morning focusing on chapter 8. It’s a chapter full of important truths for those who want to live a life that pleases God.
One continual struggle we face is whether we live according to our own desires or live according to God’s desires. Paul addresses that in verses 12-15. Yesterday I felt the need to commit these verses to memory so when that struggle comes, I know who I am living for.
12Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. 13For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, 14because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”