Thoughts of John

What is on my mind.

Bible Study on Romans: Life In the Spirit, Pt 2: Romans 8.9-13

Summary: During his teaching on the proper mindset of Believers and the identity we have in Christ, the Apostle Paul also addresses the place of the Holy Spirit. From the moment of salvation, all Christians have their sins removed and the Holy Spirit living in them. He provides both the willingness and the power to live a holy life for God.
1. A. According to the following scriptures, what tenses are used regarding the Holy Spirit? (Luke 24:45-48, John 14:16-17, 15:16, 16:7-8 and 2 Cor. 5:5, 2 Tim. 1:14).

B. What historical event took place in the early church that became the dividing point between these future and past tense references, and why? (Acts 2:1-4) How do the following passages relate to this event? (Acts 8:14-17, Acts. 10:44-48

C. Does the Holy Spirit come to us in pieces or does He dwell within us entirely? (I Cor. 3:16, 2 Cor. 1:21-22). Are you a source of blessing toward others? (John 7:37-39). Are you a witness for Jesus Christ? (Acts 1:5-8).

2. A. How are Believers identified according to Romans 8:9?

B.How does the Holy Spirit affect our own spirit according to Rom. 8:10? How is this different than before we were saved? (Rom. 8:5-8, Eph. 2:1-3).

C. Is your spirit alive towards God, because of Christ’s death on your behalf? (Rom. 8:16, Ps. 16:7-11, 42:1-2).

3. A. What did the Holy Spirit do for the Lord Jesus according to Rom. 8:11?

B. When does this affect those of us who follow Christ, and why?

C. Is this your hope and your future, to be transformed so you can be with Him forever? Does anticipating Jesus’ return motivate you to be holy today? (I Jn. 3:1-5)

4. A. What is the reasonable obligation we have, of what not to do, according to Rom. 8:12-13?

B. What does it mean to “walk in the Spirit?” (Rom. 12:1-2, Col. 3:1-3, 12-16, Phil. 4:8, Ps. 1:1-3). What does it mean, “putting to death the deeds of the body?” (Rom. 14:13, I Thess. 4:1-8).

C. “To walk in the Spirit is to have no compromise with the flesh.” Do you give a place for the flesh? How should we deal with this? (I Cor. 6:18-20, Rom. 16:19).

5. A. Describe “the mind set of the Spirit” according to Rom. 8:6.

B. Please explain the importance of the “how to” of setting your mind on the Spirit. (Prov. 4:23, John. 15:5-11, Col. 3:12-16, Phil. 4:6-8).

C. It has been said that all sinful acts begin in the mind. Do you manage your thought life carefully? Are you self disciplined so as to be “wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil?” (Rom. 16:19, James 1:13-15.)

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May 8, 2010 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Book of Romans, Christian, Christianity, God, Jesus, New Testament, Religon, Romans, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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