(B)15 The Spirit(C)you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again;(D)rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. Think over what I have shown you from the Bible. It has taken hold of us as a man seizes the halter of an ox to lead it in the way which he would have it go, as an attendant conducts the sick in leading him to the physician, or as the jailer grasps the prisoner to lead him to trial or to the jail. List of the Ten Commandments. Let us not forget, indeed, the reality of providential guidance, or imagine that God's greatness makes him careless of the least concerns of his children. It is to be observed, however, on the other hand, that although Paul uses a term here which emphasizes the controlling influence of the Spirit of God over the activities of God's children, he does not represent the action of the Spirit as a substitute for their activities. (ESV) Critics sometimes caricature The Holy Spirit as doing violence against human will when He leads persons to salvation. I do not think He does. Scriptures: Romans 8. Children's Sermon Romans 13:8-14 The Sum By Lois Parker Edstrom Objects suggested: Chalk board, dry erase board, or large pad of paper. Let's do some counting today. Grab that thought. “Who are You?” is a sermon from Pastor Mark on the topic of from Romans 13:8-14 given at Tri-County Baptist Church. Romans 8:14-17 | Search Results | Sermon and Worship Resources This Week The fact is, you are simply more responsible than you previously thought you were. What is your identity? There was a term in common use which the apostle could have used had he intended to express the idea that the Spirit drags, by physical force, as it were, the children of God onward in the direction in which he would have them go. But with regard to investing in the stock market versus buying real estate, God’s plan is for you to seek wisdom and then make as responsible a decision as you know how. B. Warfield "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God" (Romans 8:14 RV). Scripture: Romans 8:1–2. But it is important to note here that wisdom is given by God. Had we the time, I could show you that such wisdom can also be acquired through a study of God’s Word, through the experiences of the Christian life, and through the preaching of God’s Word. Just about everything a man wanted to do he could justify because, to him, it seemed like the right thing to do. It has but one end in view, the saving from sin, the leading into holiness, but it affects every single activity of every kind--physical, intellectual, and spiritual--bending it toward that end. The word ‘led’ certainly looks like guidance, and the Agent of leading is the Holy Spirit. Sermons Menu Toggle. Sermon Title: Who Are You? Fourth, Acts 18.9-10: “Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.” Run out of Thessalonica after three weeks, run out of Berea after only a couple of weeks, then an unreceptive crowd in Athens, Paul now finds himself in Corinth. Sermon Romans 13:8-14 A Community Learning To Love. (Romans 1:18-20) A Heart to Heart Ministry (Romans 1:8-15) The Text That Changed the World (Romans 1:16-17) To Rome With Love (Romans 1:1-7) When God Gives Up (Romans 1:24-32) What About Those Who Never Hear The Gospel? Some commentators see significance in the fact that Paul changes from “sons” (8:14, 15) to “children” (8:16, 17), but I agree with the majority who say that there is no significant difference. Listen here. [a]And by him we cry, “Abba,[b]Father.” If the first half of chapter 13 of the book of Romans was not controversial enough, the second half of the chapter does not ease the controversy. from Romans 13:8-14. This is the purport of the message of the text to us. Things have been moving too fast for him to know what is going on. Here Charles Hoffacker Listen again to what St.Paul tells us in today's passage It is surely enough, however, to recall us to a careful searching of Scripture in order to learn what it is to be led by the Spirit of God, simply to read the solemn words of our text: "As many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God." Study Romans 8 with ... Chester McCalley . Commentary on Romans 13:8-14 View Bible Text In this paragraph the theme of love as a force in interpersonal relationships emerges after Paul’s tangent in the first paragraph of chapter 13 on why one could obey an institution that repays evil for evil. No Condemnation in Christ Jesus, Part 2 . We learned from the first 13 verses that victory is both desirable and possible because we have the Holy Spirit dwelling in us. Solid Joys. by Scott Christensen. They go, not where they would, but where he would; they do not what they might wish, but what he determines. The Holy Spirit within us cannot fail us. What would be a wise decision? But it is significant that this is the first time in Romans that Paul mentions this … The issue is set forth in a series of vivid, mutually exclusive contrasts: good versus evil (7:19); the law of sin and death versus the law of the Spirit of life (8:2); life according to the flesh versus life according to the Spirit (8:5); being hostile to God versus pleasing God (8:7-8); being in the flesh versus being in the Spirit (8:8-9); being indwelt by the Spirit versus not having the Spirit of Christ (8:9); and, finally, living according to the Spirit versus putting to death the deeds of the body (8:13, which is the immediate context). Romans 8:14, ESV: "For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God." To phrase it another way, many evangelical Christians, as well as many fundamentalist Christians, would say that the way to avoid behaving like the Jews did during the times of the Judges, the way to avoid doing that which is right in your own eyes, is to submit to the Holy Spirit’s leadership, to be led by the Holy Spirit of God. We’re on a mission to change that. Daily devotional with John Piper. In the first part of Romans 13, Paul addresses what those in the Christian community owe the civil authorities. Breaking the Chains of Sin; I'm All Over It; Solomon's Divine Wisdom; God Is For Us! He who is led treads the road himself, is aware of its roughness and its steepness, pants with the effort which he expends, is appalled by the prospect of the difficulties that open out before him, rejoices in the progress made, and is filled with exultant hope as each danger and obstacle is safely surmounted. Not only does he not represent us as being carried by the Spirit; he does not even declare that we are drawn by him. Scripture Reference: Romans 11; Luke 14:16-24 This morning we are picking up where we left off in our study of the book of Romans. It is his part to keep us in the path and to bring us at length to the goal. When we consider it with reference to the process itself, as we struggle on day by day in the somewhat roundabout and always thorny pathway of life, we call it spiritual leading. As joint heirs with Christ “we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him” (Romans 8:17). [9] The commandments, "You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not ... Sweet Understanding Series Teach the Text One Volume Sermon John N. Brittain. 8:15). Romans 8:14-17. Since the Apostle Paul teaches that our assurance adoption is based upon this sovereign work of the Spirit, is it then true that the Spirit is culpable of such violence? But the children of God are exhorted to work out their own salvation in fear and trembling because they know the Spirit is working in them both the willing and the doing according to his own good pleasure. Sermon illustrations for Day of Pentecost (2019)-- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27)-- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove-- Day of Pentecost - C-- 2019. This article first appeared in The Power of God unto Salvation, published by the Presbyterian Board of Publication in 1903. Paul is now reassured. Romans 8:14 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 8:14, NIV: "For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God." Clothed In Christ Romans Series CCCAG October 4th, 2020 Scripture- Romans 13:8-14 How many people here will ever admit to having a fashion disaster? No need to read from this chapter, except to say that as Paul was being transported to Rome by a Roman centurion a terrible storm threatened the lives of those aboard ship. The books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy and Joshua provide for us the history and details related to Israel’s deliverance from Egyptian bondage and their entrance into and their settlement in the Promised Land. If the Spirit of God had normally provided what some would call “leading,” why did Paul and his party attempt to head in one direction and find that the Spirit did not permit them to go where they had intended to go? First, God gives Christians wisdom so that they will know how to make their own decisions. We observe, therefore, next that the end in view in the spiritual leading of which Paul speaks is not to enable us to escape the difficulties, dangers, trials, or sufferings of this life, but specifically to enable us to conquer sin. Consider what I have said. While the means of the Spirit’s leading is not emphasized, the goal of His direction is the clearly revealed, moral will of God (7:12, 14, 22; 8:3-4).”[6] Beloved, “Romans 8:14 must not be interpreted apart from its context. The child of God will never be content to be the slave of his lower impulses, but will ever strive, and with ultimate success, to live on the plane of his higher endowments. It may be that you have made the same mistake with regard to your conversion that you have made with regard to your decision making and this issue of being led by the Spirit. That extraneous power which has come into our hearts making for righteousness, has not come into them merely to suggest to us what we should do—merely to point out to us from within the way in which we ought to walk—merely to rouse within us and keep before our minds certain considerations and inducements toward righteousness. From James 1.5, we see that one way to get this wisdom is to pray and ask God for it. 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