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Rev. Clint Smith
Romans 8:12-17 – Praise God, I Am His Child Forever
1. Christians debt to sin has been paid by Jesus.
(v12) Christians owe the “old man” nothing!
(v13) The Spirit-filled life causes us to do spiritual surgery to cut out the sins that leads us from Christ.
2 Corinthians 3:16-18
2. God is eternally the Father of Christians.
(v14a) Evidence of a relationship with God is a Holy Spirit led life. Christians live by the Spirit’s leading.
(v14b) Christians are God-called people who become His eternal children. 2 Corinthians 6:11-18
3. Spiritual adoption in God’s Work and the Christian’s Assurance
(v15) Christians are in direct relationship with God at hte moment of true faith in Jesus Christ. We call him “Abba Father” Matthew 6:7-15
(V16,17) The Holy Spirit Himself tells Christians they are joint hers with Jesus and belong to the family of God. We will suffer for Christ.
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:7,8