Series: Getting Through What You Are Going Through
Title: Part 3
Date: August 27-28, 2016
Speaker: Phil Vaughan
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28
The stuff in the circle can work together for your good…if:
· You love God.
· You understand his purpose for you.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2
Change the way you think: Truth + Habits + Time = Change
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, Romans 8:1
So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. Romans 8:8-9
Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 7:24-25a
· What was one of your favorite summer activities?
· Read Romans 8:1-17
· What has God done to free us from the law of sin and death (v. 1-4)?
· In verses 5-8 Paul divides all of humanity into two categories: those who live according to the sinful nature and those who live according to the Spirit. In your own words, what are some characteristics of each group?
· There are many professing Christians whose lives seem very different from Paul's description of life in the Spirit. How do you think Paul would account for this fact?
· In verse 12 Paul concludes that we have an obligation. Describe in your own words the negative and positive aspects of that obligation (v. 12-14).
· How do we experience the reality and privileges of being God's children (v. 15-17)?
· Phil mentioned that life change is a combination of three things: truth, daily habits, and time. How have you seen this truth in your own life?
· Of these three, which do you feel the most comfortable with? Which is more challenging?
· Of these three, which would you like to grow in?
· What is the one thing you need to take away from this study?
· What will help you remember it?
· Is there anything that needs to change in your thinking, actions, or relationships as a result?