ROMANS 8

13 Outlines

 

 

Romans 8:1-4

WHAT A WIN (VICTORY)!

 

THE PROMISE – Vs. 1

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

 

THE PRINCIPLE – Vs. 2   

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

 

THE POWER – Vs. 3

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

 

THE PURPOSE – Vs. 4

That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

 

 

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Romans 8:1-4

ENCOURAGING WORDS

 

GOOD NEWS - Vs. 1

Those of us who know Christ as Savior are not condemned.

 

GREAT FREEDOM - Vs. 2

We are free from "the law of sin and death".

 

GRACIOUS SACRIFICE - Vs. 3

God "condemned sin in the flesh" by sending His Son to die for our sins.

 

GENEROUS FULFILLMENT - Vs. 4

We fulfill the righteousness of the law as we walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 5:18

 

 

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GREAT NEWS!

Romans 8:1-4

 

THE CHRISTIAN HAS BEEN DELIVERED

1. FROM THE PENALTY OF SIN Vss. 1-2

2. FROM THE POWER OF SIN Vs. 3

3. FROM THE PRACTICE OF SIN Vs. 4

    We are not suggesting that the Christian now leads a sinless life, but as

     he yields to the Holy Spirit, he will fulfill the righteousness of God's law

     and not habitually sin.

 

 

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Romans 8:1-4

WE'RE SPECIAL!

 

Those of us who are saved are God's special people. Consider:

 

OUR STANDING IN CHRIST - "NO CONDEMNATION!" - Vs. 1

 

OUR SEPARATION FROM SIN - "FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH" –

Vs. 2

 

OUR SUPPLY FOR RIGHTEOUS LIVING - WALKING AFTER THE SPIRIT - Vss. 3-4

 

 

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Romans 8:5-14

A BETTER WAY TO LIVE!

 

THE PROBLEM WITH THE FLESH – Vss. 5-8

THE PRESENCE OF THE SPIRIT – Vs. 9

THE PROMISE OF LIFE – Vss. 10-14

 

 

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Romans 8:12-18

LIVING IT

 

We are called upon to live a victorious Christian Life.  Here are some helps along the way.

 

REVIEW THE RESPONSIBILITY – Vss. 12-13

RELY ON YOUR RESOURCE – Vs. 14

RELAX IN REASSURANCE – Vss. 15-17

REJOICE IN RECKONING – Vs. 18

 

 

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Romans 8:5-13

CONTRASTS

 

There are certain contrasts between the believer and the unbeliever.  These differences are enough to motivate us to want to avoid “the lusts of the flesh” and to live after the Spirit.”

 

TWO MINDS – Vss. 5-7

 

One of two minds is going to control your thinking.  It will be the mind of the “flesh” or the mind of the “Spirit”. Vs. 5

 

TWO MODES – Vss. 8-9

 

There are two modes of operation, one of which is in charge of every life. We will either operate in the “flesh” or in the Spiirit

Notice the helplessness found in Vs. 8.  It is impossible to please God in our own self-effort.

 

TWO MANDATES – Vss. 10-11

 

In these verses the mandates are unto life and death. The mandate to life is by the Spirit of God who will raise us from the dead.

   

TWO METHODS – Vss. 12-13

 

We either live after the “flesh” or after the “Spirit”.

 

 

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Romans 8:5-18

A NEW PERSPECTIVE

 

THE HINDRANCE OF SIN - Vss. 5-8

The carnal or "fleshy" mind is sinful, and a problem

 

THE HEALING OF LIFE - Vss. 9-11

If we are saved we have the Holy Spirit living inside of us, giving us life.

 

THE HELP OF THE SPIRIT - Vss. 12-14

We are obligated to follow the leading of the Spirit and not of the flesh.

We are to put to death the deeds of the flesh and follow the leading of God's Spirit.

 

THE HOPE OF ADOPTION - Vss.15-18

We have hope for the future because we have the Spirit of Adoption living inside of us.

The Holy Spirit witnesses to our spirits that we are the children of God.

The sufferings of this life do not compare with the glory to come.

 

 

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Romans 8:15-17, 26-27

THE SPIRIT AT WORK

 

The Holy Spirit of God is at work in the lives of every believer. (Romans 8:9). Here we see Him working in three specific areas of our lives.

 

THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS THE SPIRIT OF ADOPTION Vs.15

 

THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS THE SPIRIT OF ASSURANCE Vss. 16-17

It is the Spirit of God that witnesses to us that we are the children of God.

 

THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS THE SPIRIT OF ASSISTANCE Vss. 26-27

It is the Spirit of God that intercedes for us when we don't know what to pray.

 

 

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Romans 8:19-27

GROANING TO GLORY

 

Groaning is something that will take place all through our lives and until such time as Jesus establishes His rule here on earth. When glory comes the groaning will cease. Until then, there are three things mentioned in our text that will cause “Groaning To Glory”.

 

GROANING CREATION – Vss. 19-22

 

In the future there will be a new Heaven and a new earth. Revelation 22:1-5

 

Vs. 19 - The creation is waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God.  This manifestation will take place when we appear with Him in glory. Colossians 3:4, Revelation 19:14

 

Vs. 20 – The creation became subject to vanity when Adam and Eve sinned Genesis 3:15-19, Vs. 20

 

Vs. 21 - The “glorious liberty of the children of God” is described in 1 John 3:1-3.

 

GROANING CONVERTS – Vss. 23-25

 

Vs. 23 – We are the “firstfruits of the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 4:30

              We will groan until the adoption process is fully completed.

Vss. 24 -25 – Though we groan, we have hope.

 

GROANING COMFORTER – Vss. 26-27

On earth, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us with “groanings which can not be uttered.

In Heaven the Son of God intercedes for us at the Father’s Throne. Romans 8:34

 

Note – The alliteration in this outline is mine, however the original thought of the three groanings came for John MacArthur.  John MacArthur, The MacArthur Commentary, Romans, Volume 1, Chapter 33, (Moody Press, Chicago, 1991), pp.451-460

 

 

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Romans 8:28-31

HEAVENLY ARCHITECT

 

CONFIDENCE IN GOD’S WORK – Vs. 28

CONFORMITY TO CHRIST’S IMAGE – Vs. 29

COMPLETION OF GOD’S PLAN – Vs. 30

CONCLUSION ABOUT GOD’S GREATNESS – Vs. 31

 

 

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Romans 8:31-39

WHO?

 

Here are four questions that, when answered, give the Christian great assurance.

 

WHO CAN BE AGAINST US? Vs. 31,32

WHO CAN ACCUSE US?  Vs. 33

WHO CAN CONDEMN US? Vs. 34

WHO CAN SEPARATE US? Vss. 35-39

 

When we are in Christ, the answer to each of these questions is, NOBODY!

 

 

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Romans 8:33-39

VICTORY!

 

IN CHRIST THERE IS:

 

NO CONDEMNATION Vss. 33-34

NO DOMINATION (We are “more than conquerors”.) Vss. 35-37

NO SEPARATION Vss. 38-39

 

 

 

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