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The Bible Teacher's Commentary
Romans 8:1-11 Bible Study: The Two Kinds of Me reveals how the Christian believer has power through the Spirit of God over his own flesh.
What does Paul say regarding those who are in Christ Jesus (i.e., Christians) (Romans 8:1)?
Define “condemnation” (Romans 8:1). Use a dictionary if necessary.
Some translations use “you” in 8:2; others use “me.” This does not matter since he is referring to Christians. What has set you free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2)?
What things could the Law not do (Romans 8:3; see 7:7-12)?
Who does the “His own Son’” refer to (Romans 8:3)?
What did “His own Son’” do (Romans 8:3)?
For what reason did the ‘Son’ accomplish these things (Romans 8:4)?
For whom does the “Son” accomplish these things (Romans 8:4)?
What two kinds of people are referred to in (Romans 8:5?
What is the difference between the minds of these two kinds of people (Romans 8:6)?
List the four statements that are made regarding the ‘mind set on the flesh’ in (Romans 8:7 & 8?
What is the overriding characteristic of those who are controlled by the Spirit (Romans 8:9)?
Can anyone be a genuine Christian and not have the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9)?
When he refers to the Christian’s body as being “dead” (Romans 8:10), do you think he is talking about Christians who are physically dead or Christians who are living but as far as they are concerned, they are no longer living under the control of their bodies (i.e., flesh)? Explain.
From Romans 8:9 we learned the Spirit of God dwells in every single Christian. How will that Spirit affect our present lives and bodies (Romans 8:11)?
Bonus questions on Romans 8:1-11
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