I - No condemnation vs 1 . No longer guilty of sin, despite its presence . No longer accursed by sin, even when we commit it . No longer enslaved to sin, in spite of still struggling
II â€“ To Be Set Free 2-4 . Set free from the law of sin and death by a new law, the law of the Spirit vs 2 . A new principle operates in us, â€śThe law of the Spirit.â€ť . â€śIn Christâ€ť is repeated twice . Forensic Justification restated
III â€“ To Live by the Spirit 5-8 . There are only two kinds of people: carnal or spiritual . They are distinguished by what they set their minds on. . What are the things of the flesh? . What are the things of the Spirit? . Let Paul define himself using material from Galatians 5:19-24
IV â€“ What (or rather Who) Makes the Difference? 9-11 . The answer is always Jesus vs 9-11 . Verse 10 is a summary of chapter 7. . Vs 11 Comfort with the hope of the resurrection
CONCLUSION: how do we connect with Romans 8? . Fight, run and live assured! . Because thereâ€™s no condemnation, thereâ€™s no excuse. . Your mind & walk identifies your state. . If you are convicted of always living according to the flesh, then donâ€™t fool yourself, you are of the flesh. . However, do not try to fix this by yourself. . But we struggle ... --and thatâ€™s where the hope of the gospel kicks in. --Just as the Spirit raised Jesus, He will raise our mortal bodies as well.