by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 13 and 14 of a 24 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 13: Living in the Spirit
Series: The Epistle To The Romans
Stuart Briscoe
Romans 8:14-27

Having explained in principle what happens when believers receive the "Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead", Paul now leads into a practical explanation of life in the Spirit.

I. Living in the Good of the Family. vv. 14-17

Note family words: Sons, children, adoption, heirs, "Abba Father."
A. The experience of the leading of the Spirit. v. 14
1. Leading-"Agontai": "The Spirit drags the man where the flesh
would fain not go" (Godet).

2. Leading-An evidence of Sonship.

3. Leading-An obligation of sons.

4. Leading-Alert to prompting, obedient to control. E.g. Luke 4:1

B. The experience of liberty through the Spirit. v. 15a
1. Fear creates bondage.

2. Spirit gives freedom. E.g. 2 Timothy 1:7


Part 14: What Shall We Say?
Series: The Epistle To The Romans
Stuart Briscoe
Romans 8:28-39

At this point the tone of the epistle changed. Having carefully and systematically laid out this theological statement, the apostle now adopts a preaching style, and with a series of questions, he asks for a response. This response should include the following.

I. We Are More than Convinced. 8:28-30

A. That God has a plan.
1. Man made in God's image. Genesis 1:26

2. Man reproduced in his own image. Genesis 5:3

3. Christ came in God's image. Hebrews 1:3

4. He will be "firstborn" of those conformed to His image. v. 29

5. "We shall be like Him." 1 John 3:2

B. That God has a procedure.
1. Those He foreknew He predestined… v. 29
a. Divine foreknowledge.

i. To know in advance what people will do.

ii. To know intimately some people and not others.

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