I am involved with a Small Bible Study Group studying the book of Romans. It is really a great spiritual experience for sure!
Many theologians believe that Romans chapter 8 is the very center piece of the New Testament and some further proclaim that it’s the center piece of the entire Bible. I do know it’s a wonderful chapter filled with Righteousness by Faith in Jesus alone!! Paul clearly states The way to Salvation in dynamic terms!
The following are Salvation markers that Paul succinctly makes in Romans 8:1-11. I would appreciate your opinions very much! Please leave those comments at the end of this post. Thanks!!
1. The believers are no longer under condemnation. Romans 8:1
2. The believers have been set free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2
3. The believers are no longer under sin’s dominion. Romans 8:2.
4. Jesus fulfills the righteous requirement of the law inside us through the Spirit. Romans 8:3-4
5. The believers walk by the Spirit. Romans 8:4.
6. The believers set their minds on the Spirit. Romans 8:5.
7. The believers have life and peace through the Spirit. Romans 8:6.
8. God’s Spirit dwells inside the believers. Romans 8:9,11.
9. The believers spirits have been made alive. Romans 8:10.
10. The resurrection of the believers’ bodies is guaranteed. Romans 8:11.
So there you have it. The one concept that leaps at me is The Holy Spirit. Just how important is it that we are Baptized with The Holy Spirit? Seems to me its everything, since it’s through The Holy Spirit, that we have the very presence of Jesus dwelling inside us. All we need to do is ask!! And when we do ask the promise of Jesus is Extremely Plain! He will freely give us The Spirit !! Luke 11:9-13.
We will discuss more about The Baptism of The Holy Spirit in future postings.
Why not start a Small Bible Study Group of your own? You will be amazed how much it will help you draw closer to Jesus!! See Hebrews 10:22-25.
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