No matter how familiar you are with Romans 8, there is no doubt in our minds that you will discover something new. We did.

Begins Wednesday, May 29 and then once a week on Sundays through July 21.

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.
Romans 8:15–16 (NLT)

Who We Really Are

Who are you? If someone said, “tell me about yourself,” how would you answer? In Paul’s letter to the Romans, he has a lot to say about who we are. In chapter 8, he tells us about some very special promises. Verse 1 says there is “no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,”... Read More ›
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 set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
Romans 8:5-6 (ESV)

Walking in the Spirit

In my heart rages a battle—the clash between my old nature and the Spirit of God. Put another way, it’s the battle between what I want and what God wants for me. In his letter to the Romans, the apostle Paul paints a vivid picture of this struggle. He speaks of two distinct mindsets: one... Read More ›
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
Romans 8:1-2 (NIV)

Conviction vs. Condemnation

We can’t always live up to the law, no matter how hard we try. Without Jesus, we would suffer the wages of that law, sin and death. Instead, he gives us grace and freedom. “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”  Read More ›
The more we read and studied, the more we wanted to share with you.

Intro to Romans 8

Last year, Lisa and I had the opportunity to travel to the United Kingdom for an event. The entire trip was amazing, but what really stood out to us was the chance to hear N.T. Wright teach on Romans 8. Wright is probably one of the most important New Testament scholars in the world today.... Read More ›