Romans 8 Outline
– Living by God’s spirit (Romans 8:1-17)
– God has a wonderful future for his people (Romans 8:18-30)
– God sends Jesus to die for our sins because he loves us (Romans 8:31-39)
Romans 8 Bible Study
In Romans 8:1-4, if you are truly in Christ, you will stop acting the way like you used to. You will stop doing things that are against God’s commandments because you now live for Jesus. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to help us. The Holy Spirit lives in us and he gives us the strength to overcome our sins. God sent his only son Jesus Christ to die for our sins so that we can be free from sins. He sent his son to die for us as sacrifice for our sins so that we can abide in God’s law with the help of the Holy Spirit.
In Romans 8:5-8, if you truly obey the Holy Spirit, you will keep on think about spiritual matters. On the contrary, if you are ruled by your fleshly desire, you will be selfish and follow your own desire. Our desires are all evil and against God’s commandments. If you let the Holy Spirit rules your mind, you will find real freedom and peace in your life.
In Romans 8:9-11, once you are a believer, the Holy Spirit will live in your and rule your thoughts. Anyone who does not have the Holy Spirit does not belong to Jesus Christ. If you have the Holy Spirit, you belong to the Father. When you repent and believe in Jesus, the Holy Spirit will come into your life. Our bodies will die one day because of the sin of Adam that pass down to us. Because Adam sins, our lifespan has been cut short so that we only live on this world for a temporary period. By having in faith Christ, we will be raised to life at the last day, just like God raised Jesus to life.
In Romans 8:12-17, we should live our life to please God instead of pleasing our own fleshly desire. The Holy Spirit will give you strength to help you to disobey your desires. The spirit in you will bear witness that you belong to God and is his child. We must always get near to God through prayer, so that our relationship with God can grow closer. By suffering for Christ’s name, we will be glorified at Jesus’ second coming. Christians should live their lives modestly. If you look at our society today, you will notice that there are a lot of advertisements on different kinds of products. Many Christians are materialistic and seek wealth to satisfy their desires. According to Paul, we will die if we follow our desires. Your mind will be filled with God’s love and his goodness if you are guided by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit only wants to help us. He wants the best in us so we should always listen to the Holy Spirit and obey him.
In Romans 8:18-22, Paul had suffered a lot during his missionary journey to spread the gospel. He was beaten and imprisoned by the authorities many times. He also seem to have an illness that he never describe. Paul always looks toward the heavenly reward as his goal so that he feels motivated to preach the good news. The sufferings and persecution you endure for Jesus’s name is worth it because you will be rewarded for them on the judgment day. Paul says that the creation of God, the mother nature, such as forests, sea and etc are suffering due to the consequences of human’s sin. God promises that the world will be restored one day. When that day comes, the new earth will never suffer destructions in the hands of human.
In Romans 8:23-25, the Holy Spirit gives us assurance that we are the children of God. For now, we may groan because of the sufferings we experience on earth. However, when Jesus comes back again, our soul and bodies will be resurrected up to Jesus. At that time, we will be set free from all kinds of weaknesses in the body. Faith is hoping in substance that we can’t see. If you already get what you hope, you don’t need to hope to get it anymore. Since we are hoping for something that we cannot see, we should have faith in Jesus and patiently wait for that day to come.
In Romans 8: 26-30, the Holy Spirit is our helper. When we are weak, we can pray for the Holy Spirit to help us overcome our weaknesses. The Holy Spirit can help us to pray and tell God what the help we need in words we could not understand. This happens when you speak in tongue. The Holy Spirit is always doing the work of God, to fulfill the purpose of God in our lives. We are sons and daughters of God, just like Jesus is the son of God. Jesus is like a big brother to us. We look to him for all sorts of guidance and help. No one can come to the Father except through his son Jesus Christ. If you truly follow Jesus and do what he says, you will share in his kingdom one day.
In Romans 8:31-36, God will always stand on our sides and help us. Whatever we want, we should pray and tell it to God because only those who ask will receive. God loves humanity so much and he never keep back his son from us. He sent his son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins so that our sins can be forgiven. Jesus overcomes death after he was raised to life by God. Now, he sits at God’s right hand side. No one should bring charges against a man who is in Christ. If someone in Christ do wrong, we should not criticize him and let God will deal with him. Nothing can separate us from God’s love if you hold on to him tightly and keep on having faith in Jesus.
In Romans 8:37-39, Jesus Christ already bore all our weaknesses on the cross. By the stripes of Jesus, we will get healed from diseases and other types of weaknesses. Because God loves us and sent his son to die for our sins on the cross, we can have victories. It is up to us to believe in this promise of God and claim it as a victory because Jesus already died for our weaknesses and sins on the cross. Nothing can separate us and pluck us away from Christ unless you choose to give up your faith. If you cling on to Jesus Christ, he will always stand by your side and strengthen you in difficult times.