Pastor Ronald Squibb                                  February 17, 2013

“VICTORY OVER OUR WORST ENEMY”

                                                                        Romans 8: 5-17

What kind of mind do you have?  Sinful or Spiritual

                                                                        Romans 8:5

  1. The Carnal Mind
  2. The Spiritual Mind

Life comes down to the choices that we make!
If we have choices then we have consequences!
Our choices will determine our consequences!
                                                                        Galatians 6: 7-9
                                                                        Romans 8:6
Choice #1 – To have a sinful, carnal, worldy mind!
Consequence #1 – Spiritual death!
Choice #2 – To have a Spiritual mind!
Consequence #2 – Spiritual life, peace, blessing, joy!

4 Words That Gives Us Victory Over Self!

 
#1.  We have a Supernatural Life, Mind!
                                                                        Romans 8:11  KJV
 
Quicken means: To make alive, renew
                                                                        Ezekiel 11:19
                                                                        Ezekiel 36:26
                                                                        2 Corinthians 5:17
                                                                        1 Cor.  3: 16-17
#2.  We are Crucified by God!
                                                                        Romans 8: 12-13
 
What is our responsibility as a Christian?  ___________________
I must take responsibility to say not to anything that pulls me from Christ!                                                              1 John 2: 15-17
 
Look at the slippery slope:
   1.  Friendship with the world                    James 4:4
   2.  Spotted by the world                             James 1:27
   3.  Conformed by the world                      Romans 12:2
   4.  Chastened by the world                        1 Corinthians 11:32
                                                                        Romans 8:13
                                                                        Galatians 5: 16-25
 
#3.  We must be Led by God!
                                                                        Romans 8:14

Sins against the Holy Spirit:

  1. Do not quench the Spirit
  2. Do not grieve the Spirit
  3. Do not resist the Spirit

John 14: 15-19
John 14: 25-27
John 16: 5-16
 
#4.  We are Blessed by God!
                                                           
Look at the blessings:
1.  We receive the blessing of Sonship       Romans 8:15
    2.  We receive the blessing of being an heir of God
Romans 8:17
 

Why is the Christian Life Worth It?

Romans 8: 15-16

#1.  Affection
#2.  Access
#3.  Assurance
#4.  Awards