Spirit vs. Flesh in Romans 8

Spirit of Ability (1–4)

Flesh Spirit Verse
Weak Able 3
Sin condemned Righteous requirement fulfilled 4
Death Life 6
Peace 6

What Occupies Your Thoughts?

Walk \(\leftrightarrow\) Mind \(\to\) Fruit
Walk (or live) according to the flesh Mind set on the things of the flesh Death
Walk (or live) according to the Spirit Mind set on the things of the Spirit Life and Peace

Colossians 3:1–2

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Spirit of Submission (5–11)

Flesh Spirit Verse
Hostile to God Belongs to Christ 7–9
Does not submit Led by the Spirit 7, 14
Cannot submit Puts to death the deeds of the body 7, 13
Cannot please God Sons of God 8, 14
Dead because of sin Given life through the Spirit 11

Spirit of Adoption (12–17)

Flesh Spirit Verse
Slavery Adoption as sons 15
Fear Ability to cry “Abba, Father!” 15

The Spirit of Witness

  1. …that we are children of God
  2. …that we are heirs of God
  3. …that we are fellow heirs of Christ
  4. …provided that we suffer with Christ
  5. …in order that we might be glorified with him
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