FREEDOM<br />IN<br />CHRIST<br />Lesson 9<br />
WE ARE FREE !!<br />Who are free?<br />“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for THOSE WHO ARE IN Christ Jesus”<br />(R...
WE ARE FREE !!<br />“Because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH”...
How can we obtain freedom?<br />“For WHAT THE LAW WAS POWERLESS TO DO in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, GOD DI...
“In this passage, Paul explains that a Christian can be victorious over sin now. He couldn’t obtain that kind of victory b...
How do we react when we obtain freedom?<br />“in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us...
How can we know if we are living according to the flesh or according to the Spirit (Romans, 8: 5-8)?<br />Do you live acco...
“If we devote our minds to the things of the Spirit and allow Him to govern our thoughts and desires, every part of our so...
We cannot think of the things of the Spirit by ourselves, so how can live thinking on spiritual things (Romans, 8: 9-14)?<...
Which are the present and future results of living according to the Spirit?<br />“For you did not receive a spirit that ma...
What has been promised to those who live according to the Spirit?<br />“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakne...
What has been promised to those who live according to the Spirit?<br />“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up ...
ADAPT it!Teaching Approach<br />Effective for SMALL GROUPS<br />ASSOCIATE truth – Why should I study this lesson?DISCOVER ...
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  1. 1. FREEDOM<br />IN<br />CHRIST<br />Lesson 9<br />
  2. 2. WE ARE FREE !!<br />Who are free?<br />“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for THOSE WHO ARE IN Christ Jesus”<br />(Romans, 8: 1)<br />Only those who have a strong relationship with Christ can be free; that involves a daily and fervent union with Him.<br />
  3. 3. WE ARE FREE !!<br />“Because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH”<br />(Romans, 8: 2)<br />What are we free from?<br />Unlike the law of sin, the law of the Spirit brings life and freedom. The law of sin only brings death and damnation.<br />
  4. 4. How can we obtain freedom?<br />“For WHAT THE LAW WAS POWERLESS TO DO in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, GOD DID BY SENDING HIS OWN SON in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so HE CONDEMNED SIN IN THE FLESH” (Romans, 8: 3)<br />Not by the law, because it can only condemn us, since we are sinners.<br />Through the life and death of Christ who became flesh and lived without sin.<br />
  5. 5. “In this passage, Paul explains that a Christian can be victorious over sin now. He couldn’t obtain that kind of victory by the law, but God provided the necessary power when He sent His Son. Christ suffered the punishment of sin when He died, but He also destroyed the control of death and removed it from those who follow Him. His whole mission can be reduced to “on account of sin”. He came to confront sin and to provide a remedy; to make atonement for sin, to destroy it and to sanctify and save its victims”<br />SDABibleCommentary, onRomans, 8: 3<br />
  6. 6. How do we react when we obtain freedom?<br />“in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, WHO DO NOT WALK ACCORDING TO THE FLESH BUT ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT”<br />(Romans, 8: 4)<br />“To walk” means the way we live everyday in this text.<br />We are no longer controlled by our own desires, but by the dictates and guide of the Holy Spirit, who lives inside us.<br />Therefore, to walk according to the Spirit means to live according to the request of the law: a life of love and loving obedience.<br />
  7. 7. How can we know if we are living according to the flesh or according to the Spirit (Romans, 8: 5-8)?<br />Do you live according to the flesh or the Spirit?<br />
  8. 8. “If we devote our minds to the things of the Spirit and allow Him to govern our thoughts and desires, every part of our souls will live together in perfect and revitalizing harmony. Then we will live and advance joy of the future life (Eph. 1: 13-14). The presence of the Holy Spirit produces love, joy and peace in our lives (Gal. 5: 22); that is the beginning of the kingdom of God in us, since It is “righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 14: 17)<br />Those who care about “the Spirit” and walk “according to the Spirit” (chap. 8: 1) enjoy the peace of forgiveness and reconciliation (chap. 5: 1). The love of God “has been poured out” in their hearts (chap. 5: 5) and they have joy and are encouraged because the requirements of the law are fulfilled in their lives (chap. 8: 4)”<br />SDABibleCommentary, onRomans, 8: 6<br />
  9. 9. We cannot think of the things of the Spirit by ourselves, so how can live thinking on spiritual things (Romans, 8: 9-14)?<br />“AND IF THE SPIRIT OF HIM WHO RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD IS LIVING IN YOU, HE who raised Christ from the dead WILL ALSO GIVE LIFE TO YOUR MORTAL BODIES THROUGH HIS SPIRIT, WHO LIVES IN YOU” (Romans, 8: 11)<br />We can be spiritual only if we are under the guidance and the influence of the Holy Spirit, just allowing him to live in us.<br />The Spirit lives in us when there is a close relationship between the Spirit and us.<br />That involves a constant submission to God’s will.<br />The Spirit is powerful to fully transform our lives.<br />The fruits of the Spirit (love, joy, peace) will grow in our lives thanks to that transformation.<br />If we allow the Holy Spirit to have full control of us, He will give us power to obey the law of God and we will delight in it.<br />
  10. 10. Which are the present and future results of living according to the Spirit?<br />“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that WE ARE GOD’S CHILDREN. Now if we are children, then we are heirs –HEIRS OF GOD AND CO-HEIRS WITH CHRIST, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory” (Romans, 8: 15-17)<br />FUTURE<br />PRESENT<br />We are free from fear because our sins have been forgiven.<br />We are adopted as God’s children.<br />God is our daddy and He gives protection and care.<br />We are God’s heirs since we are His sons.<br />Christ shares his inheritance with us.<br />WesufferwithChrist.<br />We will inherit the kingdom of glory and the eternal life.<br />We will be glorified with Christ.<br />
  11. 11. What has been promised to those who live according to the Spirit?<br />“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express” (Romans, 8: 26)<br />“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans, 8: 28)<br />“What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans, 8: 31)<br />
  12. 12. What has been promised to those who live according to the Spirit?<br />“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all --how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans, 8: 32)<br />“¿Quién nos separará del amor de Cristo? ¿Tribulación, o angustia, o persecución, o hambre, o desnudez, o peligro, o espada?” (Romans, 8: 35)<br />“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans, 8: 37-39)<br />
  13. 13. ADAPT it!Teaching Approach<br />Effective for SMALL GROUPS<br />ASSOCIATE truth – Why should I study this lesson?DISCOVER truth – What does the Bible say about this truth?APPLY truth – How can this truth affect my life today?PLAN using the truth – How can I use this truth today?TRANSFER truth to life – What changes do I need in my life?<br />We invite you to download and study each one of the 13 lessons about the book of Romans<br />Slideshare.net/chucho1943<br />

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