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The Same Power (Part 2)

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Romans 8:11 HCSB
And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then He who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through His Spirit who lives in you.

We can’t be what God wants us to be on our own.

If you summarized Romans 8.1-8 this is what you would come away with: None of us can be what God wants us to be in our own right, because of sin and the flesh. Verse 8 summarizes this
Romans 8:8 HCSB
Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

This can be a great source of frustration if we misunderstand what Christianity is:

If you think Christianity is about keeping the rules, you can white knuckle it for a while, and then fall back into the same sinful patterns. But that is not what Christianity really is.

This can be a great source of frustration if we misappropriate what Christianity is:

Reading at the end of Romans 7 you see a frustrated attitude where Paul says… the stuff I don’t want to do, I do… the stuff I am supposed to do, I don’t
Romans 7:24 HCSB
What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this dying body?
And his answer to that question is Jesus.

Jesus Gives Us Life

Romans 8:11 HCSB
And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then He who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through His Spirit who lives in you.

Jesus was raised, and we will be raised.

1 Corinthians 15:15–20 HCSB
In addition, we are found to be false witnesses about God, because we have testified about God that He raised up Christ—whom He did not raise up if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, Christ has not been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. Therefore, those who have fallen asleep in Christ have also perished. If we have put our hope in Christ for this life only, we should be pitied more than anyone. But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
In Great Britain there are two scandals being reported.
Cadbury chocolate company has removed “easter” from their chocolate eggs and some folks are upset. (There is no biblical reason to have eggs and bunnies at Easter)
A large minority of the clergy are now saying that the resurrection of Jesus is not essential to Christianity. BUT THE BIBLE DECLARES CHRISTIANITY AND THE RESURRECTION LINKED SO YOU CAN’T HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER.

The Holy Spirit gives us life now.

If Paul said in Phil 3.10 that his goal was to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings being made conformed to his death, then it is wrong minded on our parts to think that becoming a Christian is something we check off and then move on to the next thing.
If your read through Romans 8 you will see many ways the same power that rose Jesus from the grave lives in us.
We aren’t condemned any longer. vs 1
The requirement of death for sin was satisfied when Jesus died. 4
We can live a Spirit-filled, Spirit controlled life. 9
We can call God “Daddy” 15
We are heirs of God 17
We can endure suffering because God has great things ahead 18
We can be sure that everything is working together for our good 28
We cannot be separated from God’s love 35-39
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