Romans 8: No Condemnation to Those who walk according to the Spirit

Romans 8:1-2

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

Romans 8:1-2 - ESV
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There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
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For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

  1. When a person is in Christ Jesus, what does he not have?
    Romans 8:1 - ESV
    There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
  2. To be free from condemnation, how must we walk?
    Romans 8:1 - ESV
    There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
  3. What has the "Law of the Life of the Spirit" made us free from?
    Romans 8:2 - ESV
    For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

Romans 8:3-8

The righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who walk according to the Spirit.

Romans 8:3-8 - ESV
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For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,
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in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
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For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
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For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
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For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.
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Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

  1. What did He condemn in the flesh?
    Romans 8:3 - ESV
    For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,
  2. In whom is the righteous requirement of the law fulfilled?
    Romans 8:4 - ESV
    in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
  3. If a person lives according to the flesh, what do they set their minds on?
    Romans 8:5 - ESV
    For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
  4. If a person lives according to the spirit, what do they set their minds on?
    Romans 8:5 - ESV
    For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
  5. What results from being carnally minded?
    Romans 8:6 - ESV
    For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
  6. What results from being spiritually minded?
    Romans 8:6 - ESV
    For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
  7. Why is the carnal mind enmity (an enemy) against God?
    Romans 8:7 - ESV
    For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.
  8. What can the carnal mind not be subject to?
    Romans 8:7 - ESV
    For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.
  9. Who can those who are in the flesh cannot not please?
    Romans 8:8 - ESV
    Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

Romans 8:9-14

You are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you.

Romans 8:9-14 - ESV
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You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
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But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
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If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
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So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
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For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
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For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

  1. Who is in the Spirit?
    Romans 8:9 - ESV
    You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
  2. If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, who do they not belong to?
    Romans 8:9 - ESV
    You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
  3. If Christ is in you, what is dead?
    Romans 8:10 - ESV
    But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
       
  4. If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, what will He give life to your mortal bodies?
    Romans 8:11 - ESV
    If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
  5. What are we not debtors to?
    Romans 8:12 - ESV
    So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
  6. If you live according to the flesh, what will happen?
    Romans 8:13 - ESV
    For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
  7. But if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, what will happen?
    Romans 8:13 - ESV
    For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
  8. If you are led by the Spirit of God, who is your Father?
    Romans 8:14 - ESV
    For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.