Tuesday Morning Recap

William the Conqueror

 

Gentlemen,

Next week we conclude our study of Romans 8. I hope you have enjoyed this study as much as I have.

Tuesday, July 19 we will gather at Perk Avenue for a time of fellowship.

Tuesday, July 26 we will begin a new series and as soon as I figure out what it will be I will let you know.

This week we discussed Romans 8:37 — “But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.”

What does it mean to overwhelmingly conquer?

Terry said that it means living a life totally directed by the Holy Spirit. We become so filled with the Spirit that doing God’s will becomes as natural as drawing breath. Alleyne wrote “Jesus taught that the Kingdom of God is within. The healthiest thing we can do is to ask Him to take over our hearts, pour His love into us and let that love not just cover a multitude of sins but overcome the sin nature in us.”

So how do we grow the Spirit within us? Chris pointed out that it can be difficult to think of God first. Our natural instinct is to look out for ourselves first.  We all agreed that the Spirit often asks us to act in ways contrary to our flesh. We all have failed to follow the Spirit’s leading. However, we also noted that God is a patient and loving teacher.

Living a Spirit filled life becomes easier the more the Spirit grows in our hearts. The Spirit grows as it is fed. Jack reminded us that we must feed on the word of God. This begins with fearing the Lord. Jim added that we feed the Spirit when we surround ourselves with like minded men. Grady shared that he would not be the man he is today without accountability partners.

The promise of verse 37 is that we can live the life of a conqueror. No more worry, no more fear, no more regrets. Are you ready to get started? If so He is ready to show the way.

Next week Romans 8:38,39. Consider the following questions:

1) What does it mean to have no fear of death? How should this truth change the way you live?

2) God will never leave or forsake us. What does that mean to you?

3) God knows your imperfections. He knows you will sin and sin and sin again. Yet he still loves you. What does that truth mean to you?

See you Tuesday.

John

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