The Forth Quarter by Dr. Ed Young

(Tra-iiscribed from-actual. tape@, April 22,. 1984 - Easter AM


Romans 8:5-13

If you'll open your Bibles to Romans, Chapter Number 8, our text this morning

is Verse 5 through Verse 13. As we continue the study in Romans, let's bow

our heads for prayer together.

"Father, on this day of days, our tongue seems to cling to the top of our

mouths, and words and even music seem inadequate to express to Thee our love,

our thanksgiving, our amazement at this day of miracle, this day in which the

supernatural draws so close to each and every child of Thine. Lord, You

speak. Let me get out of the way so that Thy word and Thy holy and divine

message might not only be heard but may it be received and understood and in-

corporated into our lifestyles. Oh, Lord, You speak clearly to us in this

hour. We pray in the living resurrected name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and

our Lord. Amen."

Our relationship with the Lord has a great deal to do with our minds. Pro-

verbs 23 says, "As a man thinketh in his heart, in his mind, so is he." We've

been studying Romans, and it's almost been like the long wait before the

heavyweight championship. The opponents are in opposite corners sort of

frowning and looking tough as they face each other. But there seems to be

an unending round of introductions and pomp and all types of procedure before

the fight ever gets underway. And that's what's happened here in our study

of Romans. It seemingly these two opponents are ready to get at one anothers

throat. And in one corner you have the flesh. And in one corner you have


the Spirit. And they're just waiting for the bell to ring and for the fight

to begin. And this is the situation in the Scripture. We have the flesh

versus the Spirit. And the batt ...

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