Week 3: Day 1
June 20, 2022, 8:00 AM

Experience, Expect and Engage the Holy Spirit
Week #3 - The SPIRIT of LIFE
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. (Romans 8:16)

New Life in the Spirit
Romans 8:1–17
Galatians 4:7

This week our series shifts to the Apostle Paul. For the remainder of the series, we will learn from his many explanations of the Spirit’s work in us.

Romans 8 is one of the longest and most richly dense passages by the Apostle Paul on the work of the Holy Spirit in us.

The missional work of the Spirit to send us out into the world requires the transformative work of the Spirit in us, so that when we go into the world we go as renewed, revived, changed people.

In Romans 8:1–17, Paul contrasts our old life in the flesh with the new life of the Spirit. There are a dozen phrases/ideas Paul uses to make this contrast. In the space below, jot down all the descriptions of life in the Spirit. Pay special attention to verses 14–16 (and Galatians 4:7).

This is your new identity in Christ by the Spirit. You want to let go of the old worldly identities and begin to live according to who you now are.

PRAY:  Take the language of this passage and use it to shape prayers of longing as well as thanksgiving. It is by the power of the Spirit that you are a new creation in Christ. Enjoy the creative, renewing work of the Spirit today. Expect it to continue.

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