c. We cry out, “Abba, Father.” It is easy for us to think of Jesus relating to the Father with this joyful confidence, but we may think we are disqualified for it. Commentary on Romans 8:28–30. If you ever need a motivation to memorize Scripture , seeing Dr. Piper’s passion for God and His Word will hopefully drive you to feed your soul with the Word of God. Pauline Epistles He does not accept it as his guide, nor allow it to drive him into rebellion.” (Spurgeon). It does not want to live out Galatians 5:24: those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Johannine Writings i. Paul’s therefore is important. That humorous—and slightly cynical—anecdote illustrates an important point: … The New Testament This is a confirmation of the former sentence; and that it may be understood, the meaning of the words must be noticed. An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols. And we know that all things work together for good: God’s sovereignty and ability to manage every aspect of our lives is demonstrated in the fact that all things work together for good to those who love God, though we must face the sufferings of this present time (Romans 8:18). All things: God is able to work all things, not some things. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. a. Nathan Pitchford. The righteousness of Christ imputed, secures the soul, the better part, from death. “In the Roman world of the first century ad an adopted son was a son deliberately chosen by his adoptive father to perpetuate his name and inherit his estate; he was no whit inferior in status to a son born in the ordinary course of nature.” (Bruce). It’s a thrilling truth that doesn’t upset me at all. The New Testament Thank you for registering. We could not say that Jesus came in the likeness of flesh, because He really was human, not just like a human. b. He adopts us into His family (Romans 8:15) for the purpose of making us like Jesus Christ, similar to Him in the perfection of His humanity. i. Earle on nakedness: “This term today suggests indecency on parade. Though he inevitably does, the Christian does not have to sin, because he is freed from sin’s dominion. Life in the Spirit contrasted with life in the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die: Paul constantly reminds us that living after the flesh ends in death. 2.For the law of the Spirit of life, etc. Scripture: Romans 9:24–10:1. Until that day, creation groans and labors with birth pangs. This is sometimes expressed by Christ being in them... and here by their being in Christ. “It is no pleasant task to us to have to speak of this matter; but who are we that we should ask for pleasant tasks? f. That the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us: Because Jesus fulfilled the righteous requirement of the law, and because we are in Christ, we fulfill the law. Wisdom Literature a. John Piper Dec 9, 2001 491 Shares Look at the Book. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paul is not talking about normal physical and emotional needs we may think about, only the sinful gratification of those needs. (Multnomah Books, 2012) “When it comes to the architecture of future grace and the buildings we call the promises of God, Romans 8:28 shares the tribute of being one of the two or three greatest. A. Please consider this request from John Piper and become a monthly partner by December 31. i. It is God who justifies. Vern S Poythress. “Many sincere people are yet spiritually under John the Baptist’s ministry of repentance. For I say, through the grace given unto me The Ethiopic version reads, the grace of God: and so two of Stephens's copies. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (Rom 8:17) The benefits and responsibilities of being God’s children. HENRY ALFORD (1810-1871) The New Testament for English Readers Romans Commentary Recommended. Minor Prophets John Piper Dec 9, 2001 491 Shares Sermon. i. Morris on perseverance: “It is the attitude of the soldier who in the thick of battle is not dismayed but fights on stoutly whatever the difficulties.”. Luke-Acts Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a 3. Romans 1-8 The Mighty and Merciful Message of Romans; Romans 8:1-8 How Believers Experienced the Spirit Before Pentecost; Romans 8:1-17 The Life of God in the Soul of Man; Romans 8:1 No Condemnation in Christ Jesus, Part 1; Romans 8:1-4 No Condemnation in Christ Jesus, Part 2 It can guide us, teach us, and tell us about God’s character. - What conclusion should we draw from the above premises? ii. Walking in the Spirit means that the course, the direction, the progress of one’s life is directed by the Holy Spirit. James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. Romans 8:1 tells us we are free from the guilt of sin. Since we are in Christ, the condemnation we deserve passes us over. In Luke 18:18 the rich young ruler asked Jesus, “what must I do to inherit?” But the rich young ruler missed the point because inheritance is not a matter of doing, it is a matter of being – of being in the right family. Prophets You’ve probably heard someone say only two things in life are certain: death and taxes. We are debtors – to the flesh, to live according to the flesh: The flesh (again, in the narrow sense of sinful flesh in rebellion against God) gave us nothing good. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. d. No condemnation: We receive this glorious declaration from God’s court. It can guide us, teach us, and tell us about God’s character. “The most learned men assure us that it is no part of the original text. Major Prophets by John Murray. The deep groanings within us cannot be articulated apart from the interceding work of the Holy Spirit. Johannine Writings For example, Dr. John Piper, a notable Calvinistic Pastor, lists only two options for interpreting this verse: “Option #1: God foresaw our self-determined faith. This is not to say that there are not those who wrongly think or assume they are God’s children apart from the Spirit’s testimony. John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Paul carefully chose his words here, indicating that Jesus was not sinful flesh, but He identified with it entirely. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our obligation: to live in the Spirit. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Romans 8:18-31. Who is he who condemns? Juli Camarin also has a verse by verse commentary on Romans 8 that you might find helpful. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. God didn’t begin a work in the Romans simply to abandon them in the midst of their present suffering. in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. We are children of God: We don’t have to wonder if we are really Christians or not. My friend, there is no place for human pride in the doctrine of election. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. This, of course, is the purpose of the gift of tongues – to enable us to communicate with God in a manner that is not limited to our own knowledge or ability to articulate our heart before God. We are free from the law of sin. i. Inference from Romans 8:29-30. Only Jesus can defeat sin, and He did just that through His work on the cross. iii. -------------------- Historical Books Namely, (1) The future glory shall far outweigh the present sufferings, Romans 8:18-25.—(2) The Holy Ghost supports us, Romans 8:26-27.—(3) Generally, all things must serve for good to those who love God, Romans 8… 28 And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, ... John Piper. Thomas Reade. The New Testament GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point 3. no condemnation: to them which are in Christ Jesus--As Christ, who \"knew no sin,\" was, to all legal effects, \"made sin for us,\" so are we, who believe in Him, to all legal effects, \"made the righteousness of God in Him\" ( 2 Corinthians 5:21 ); and thus, one with Him in the divine reckoning. a. In this battle to tame the flesh, the law is powerless. Peter meant well when he told Jesus to avoid the cross, but Jesus responded to Peter with these strong words: you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men (Matthew 16:23). Sermon Manuscripts and Commentaries. (Rom 8:5-8) The futility of trying to please God in the flesh. Thomas Reade. This is because the creation was subjected to futility on account of man’s sin, and will benefit from the ultimate redemption of men. We’re on a mission to change that. It isn’t fulfilled by us, but in us. We shouldn’t think those who set their minds on the things of the flesh are only notorious sinners. The Gospels In his sermons on Romans 8 he said there were three reasons why he preached on the doctrine of election: It laid the axe at the root of pride, presumption, and despair. There are also Christians whose heads are so foggy from spiritual attack that they begin to believe the lie that they are not God’s children after all. But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait … In the flesh we cannot please God, even if the flesh does religious things that are admired by men. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. B. The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death: The law of the sin and death was a strong and seemingly absolute law. d. To be conformed to the image of His Son: However, our participation in this eternal plan is essential, reflected in its goal: that we might be conformed to the image of His Son; and this is a process that God does with our cooperation, not something He just “does” to us. Prophets (Rom 8:33-39) The security of the believer in God’s love. We are free from the law of death; death therefore no longer has any lasting power against the believer. a. Feb 21, 2001. Cookie Notice: GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible 1. The Whole Bible ii. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Romans: The Righteous Judgment of God [Zondervan], p. 174) says that many say they are not only the most difficult verses in Romans, but also in the whole of Scripture! Resources » Commentaries » Romans » Chapter 8 » exegesis. i. If we are declared “not guilty” by the highest Judge, who can bring an additional charge? Now that Paul has shown the lengths that God went to save man from His wrath and equip him for victory over sin and death, who can doubt that God is for us? Read Romans 8 commentary using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. General Epistles More than conquerors through Him who loved us, Nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), The Flying Scroll & Ephah (Chuck Missler), Nehemiah 8-13 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith). -------------------- He works them for good together, not in isolation. a. 1. c. Who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit: These words are not found in the earliest ancient manuscripts of the Book of Romans and they do not agree with the flow of Paul’s context here. What shall we then say to these things? Historical Books Scripture: Romans 8:3–4. -------------------- Romans 8:1 tells us we are free from the guilt of sin. Under Roman adoption, the life and standing of the adopted child changed completely. We cannot be like some among the Galatians who thought they could begin in the Spirit but then find spiritual perfection through the flesh (Galatians 3:3). -------------------- “Observe carefully that the flesh is there: he does not walk after it, but it is there. Pentateuch 4. a. If indeed we suffer with Him: Because we are in Christ, we are also called to share in His suffering. No condemnation: This place of confidence and peace comes after the confusion and conflict that marked Romans 7. Scripture: Romans 9:30–10:4. Who can be against us? -------------------- range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? General Epistles Wisdom Literature Study the bible online using commentary on Romans 8 and more! Who is he who condemns? (Rom 8:32) Evidence that God is for us: the gift of Jesus Christ. As He is condemned no more, neither are we. Commentary on Romans 8:10-17 (Read Romans 8:10-17) If the Spirit be in us, Christ is in us. They were probably added by a copyist who either made a mistake or thought he could “help” Paul by adding these words from Romans 8:4. i. But walking in the Spirit brings life and peace. b. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. c. More than conquerors through Him who loved us: No matter what our circumstances, none of the sufferings of this present time can separate us from the love of God. Poetical Books Twelve Theses. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, (Hebrew/Greek Search by English Definition), * 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order', Search verses, phrases, and topics (e.g. Romans 8:2 tells us we are free from the power of sin. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. Luke-Acts The Spirit Himself bears witness to our spirit that we are children of God: Plainly put, Paul says that those who are God’s children, born again by the Spirit of God, know their status because the Holy Spirit testifies to our spirit that this is so. Grounds of encouragement for the συμπάσχειν ἵνα κ. συνδοξ. Their life is marked by obedience to the Holy Spirit, not by obedience to the flesh. (Rom 8:2-4) The contrast between life in the Spirit and life in the flesh. They have no experience of what Jesus spoke about when He described rivers of living water flowing from the believer (John 7:37-39). i. However, remember that we are in Christ – we have the privilege of relating to the Father even as Jesus Christ does. S Lance Quinn. (Daddy!). John Piper explains the relationship between Romans 8:3 and Romans 8:4 reminding us that… The word “condemned” in Romans 8:3 recalls the words from Romans 8:1, “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Although there is a sense in which we are already adopted (Romans 8:15), there is also a sense in which we wait for the consummation of our adoption which will happen at the redemption of our body. c. According to the will of God: The Holy Spirit’s help in intercession is perfect because He searches the hearts of those whom He helps, and He is able to guide our prayers according to the will of God. i. Paul didn’t say that the carnal mind was at enmity with God – he put it even stronger than that. i. The purpose of tongues is not to prove that we are “filled with the Spirit” or to prove that we are especially spiritual. You look at a Bible text on the screen. e. Nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord: Nothing which appears to be good or nothing which appears to be evil can separate us from the love of God. The oldest copies are without it, the versions do not sustain it, and the fathers who quoted abundance of Scripture do not quote this sentence.” (Spurgeon). (Rom 8:16) The evidence we are children of God: the testimony of the Holy Spirit. We perhaps need to consider the flip side: If you are not in Jesus Christ, there is condemnation for you. Yet in light of eternity it is the wisest and best choice anyone can make. “Our weak hearts, prone to legalism and unbelief, receive these words with great difficulty: God is for us...They have failed Him; but He is for them. How does one know that they have the Spirit? Sign up now! (Rom 8:12-13) Our debt is to the Spirit, not to the flesh. 8:10-17 If the Spirit be in us, Christ is in us. But why doesn’t that call ring out in the rest of the New Testament? Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. -------------------- John G … Yet he still considered that the future glory far outweighed the present sufferings. John Piper has a word by word in-depth study into Romans 8 as part of his "Look at the Book" series. This promise is for those who love God in the Biblical understanding of love, and God manages the affairs of our life because we are called according to His purpose. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”. It is the only item on the list that Paul had not yet personally experienced (1 Corinthians 4:11, 15:30). i. If God is for us, who can be against us? John Piper Nov 15, 2014 2 Shares Conference Message. i. Paul does not say that we fulfill the righteous requirement of the law. i. d. More than conquerors: How is the Christian more than a conqueror? Every sin we commit and every cemetery we see proves it. Study the bible online using commentary on Romans 8 and more! 5. Pauline Epistles ii. Love Fulfills the Law Romans 8:3–4. Much debate centers on the meaning of the word προγινώσκω (proginōskō), but many of the most popular authors fail to recognize all the available options for consideration. God’s children are not immune from trials and suffering. i. i. These are the sons of God: It is only fitting that the sons of God should be led by the Spirit of God. Twelve Theses. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. It was hard to know what part to highlight on our read-through-the-Bible plan. God’s children know who they are. a. Romans 8:28, Part 1. (Rom 8:26-27) God’s help through the Spirit is available to us now. It has not been improved, it’s been completely transformed, changed to a satus of no condemnation. As far as God is concerned, it is all part of the same package of sonship, no matter how much our flesh may want to have the inheritance and the glory without the suffering. -------------------- We are not to think that God can take action only when we graciously give him permission.” (Morris), ii. Yet it cannot be denied that for those who are in Jesus Christ, God is for them! The righteousness of Christ imputed, secures the soul, the better part, from death. The Old Testament 2. Nevertheless, the Holy Spirit guards this statement with an “if,” so we may know that just because a man thinks God is with him does not make it so. Romans 8:1-4: Set Free (excellent series of sermons) Romans 8:5-6: Two Groups, Two Destinies ... Sermon Manuscripts and Commentaries. 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