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Gene Cunningham - October 8, 2009
Roman adoption including the father setting a date where the son, no longer under tutors, would receive the toga virilis and start partaking in the family business. God has given us the status of adult children (Rom 8:15); He withholds nothing from His resources. Christ called out "Abba, Father" in Gethsemane (Mark 14:16). If we go through life trusting in Christ, we have a right to inheritance reigning with Him (Rom 8:16-23, 2Ti 2:12). We have access and glory in our tribulations (Rom 5:1-5). Faith, Hope and Love is the triad of Christian virtue (1Th 1:3, 1Th 5:8, Col 4:1-5, 1Co 13:13, Heb 6:5-6). We grow in affirmation from the Spirit as we live in faith. Paul's use of "all" in Romans: Chapter 1-3 — Condemnation (Rom 3:23); Chapter 4-5 — Justification (Rom 5:18); Chapter 6-8 — Sanctification (Rom 8:28); Chapter 9-11 — Dispensation (Rom 11:32-36); Chapter 12-14 — Transformation (Rom 14:10). There can be no defeat ultimately for the believer walking in the Spirit. By choosing Christ we are chosen by God (Rom 8:29, Isa 42:1). Ultimately we will all be conformed to the image of His Son. Reward depends upon how much that happens now. We are more than conquerors by means of His provision we utilize (Rom 8:37). Romans Chapter 8 covers three concepts: believers in the Spirit have no condemnation, no defeat, and no separation.
Conference notes for this series can be found [HERE]
Scripture References: Romans 14:10, Romans 5:1-5, Romans 11:32-36, Romans 8:16-23, Romans 8:28, Mark 14:16, Romans 5:18, Romans 8:37, Romans 8:15, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 42:1, Hebrews 6:51-3, Romans 8:29, Colossians 4:1-5
From Series: "Romans 8 - Sanctification - Tecumseh Kansas 2009"
This series of lessons were given at the annual Kansas Conference at Eagle Point Grace Bible Church in Tecumseh Kansas in October 2009. The notes distributed for Romans Chapter 8 are available