Romans 8

Romans 8:16-17 | Promoted

Many followers of Jesus think that they are saved by God, but then their ongoing position with God depends on them...their efforts, their sincerity, their prayer life. Whatever it is, their position with God is on their own shoulders.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Every follower of Christ is adopted into God's family and becomes a child of God, with full access to God as Father, and privy to all the rights and privileges that Jesus Himself has.

So the Christian life is not toiling to earn a promotion in status from God. Rather, it is living out of the promotion in status that Jesus has already won on your behalf.

In Christ, everything changes.

Join us Sunday to get some vision on the promises of God.

Romans 8:15 | Sons of God



The promise of POSITION...a secure position.

People get confused by the Bible saying that everyone is a "son" of God. It feels to be excluding women.

But the opposite is true. In Roman society, sons had a special position in the family, where daughters did not.

In Jesus Christ, both men and women go from being outsiders and slaves to sin, to receive the status of "son" in God's family through adoption.

And in that position, men and women followers of Christ are privy to all the privileges and rights of a full child of God, including the very things that have been guaranteed to Jesus Himself.

In Christ, everything changes.

Join us Sunday to get some vision on the promises of God.

No Penalty...New Power: The Promise of Freedom (Romans 8:1-13 Full Sermon)

What is freedom?
God promises it to us in Christ. In Romans 8:1-13, we learn that freedom is a pardon from the penalty over us and a person with power living in us.

Paul writes that Jesus fulfilled law for us, so law-breaking no longer defines us.
The Spirit works God’s character in us, so God can make Himself known through us.

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