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The Debt We Owe (3 of 3)
Series: The Debt We Owe
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
July 10, 2011
As you're turning to Romans 8 … you need to know that if you are a true follower of Christ Jesus … if Jesus is your song by night and your comfort by day .. that you are a debtor! We hear Paul say in Romans 8.12, "Therefore, brethren, we are debtors .." And do you know who the "we" are that he's describing? He's talking about those "who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit" Romans 8.1 .. that "we."
He's talking about those who are "spiritually minded" Romans 8.6 … that "we." That's why he begins verse 12 with the word "therefore" … that is .. in light of what I've just finished telling you … here's what that means for you … here's what that makes you: a "debtor." Verse 12, "Therefore, brethren, we are debtors."
That is … we are indebted .. not to the flesh, but to the Father. As debtors to God .. we now owe Him the heart He has cleansed .. the mind He renews and the body He indwells.
That's who we are in Christ! And until we learn who we are in Christ .. we will never fulfill His plans and purposes for our life.
This is who we are in Christ! We are debtors. But not only debtors ..
(2) We are SONS.
Verse 14, "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God." And as Sons .. He doesn't lead us occasionally … He leads us continually. What the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night was to the children of Israel … the Word of God is to us! Through His word He leads us clearly. Through His word He leads us with certainty. Through His word He leads us continually.
Verse 14, "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God." Thank God that He leads us continually through His word and by His Spirit.
That's who we are in Christ!
(1) We are DEBTORS.
(2) We are SONS.
(3) We are ADOPTED.
Verse 15, "For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but y ...
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