ROMANS 8:3

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Sunday Morning:  February 26, 2006

Text:  Romans 8:3-8  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:  4  That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  5  For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.  6  For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.  8  So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

THE LAW WAS WEAK

Romans 8:3  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak [imperfect active indicative] through [dia, because of] the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned [judged against, sentenced] [the] sin (lawlessness) in the flesh:

MAKE NO PROVISION FOR THE FLESH

Romans 13:14  But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

OUR OWN LUST

James 1:14-16  But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away [present passive] of his own lust, and enticed [present passive].  15  Then when lust hath conceived [to clasp, to seize], it bringeth [present active] forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth [present active] death [qanatov].  16  Do not err, my beloved brethren.

 LUST OF OUR FLESH

Ephesians 2:3  Among whom also we all had our conversation (lifestyle) in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children [teknon, mature children] of wrath [anger], even as others.

LUST OF THE FLESH AND EYES

1 John 2:16  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

THE CONFLICT

Galatians 5:16-17 This I say then, Walk [present active] in the Spirit (Abba spirit, submission), and ye shall not [mh, may not] fulfil the lust of the flesh.  17  For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary [present middle] the one to the other: so that ye cannot [mh, may not] do [present active subjunctive] the things that ye would [present active subjunctive].

WORKS OF THE FLESH

Galatians 5:19-21  Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,  20  Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,  21  Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

FRUIT OF THE ABBA SPIRIT

Galatians 5:22-23  But the fruit of the (Abba) Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,  23  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

 ABBA SPIRIT

Mark 14:36  And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.

GOD SENT HIS OWN SON

Romans 8:3  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned [judged against, sentenced] [the] sin (lawlessness) in the flesh:

GODíS SON BECAME FLESH

Hebrews 2:14  Forasmuch then as the children [paidion, little children] are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy (limit) him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

A MERCIFUL HIGH PRIEST

Hebrews 2:17  Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

WE MIGHT HAVE A LIFE

1 John 4:9-10  In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live [aorist active subjunctive] through him.  10  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

GODíS SON OUR HIGH PRIEST

Hebrews 5:5  So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.

 JESUS RAISED AGAIN

Acts 13:33  God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

TO BE A PRIEST

Hebrews 5:6  As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

THAT FAITH WOULD NOT BE VAIN

1 Corinthians 15:14  And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

TO HAVE GRACE

Romans 5:2  By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

GRACE, THE POWER OF CHRIST

2 Corinthians 12:9-10  And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  10  Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

BE STRONG

Ephesians 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong [present passive imperative] in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

BE STRONG IN GRACE

2 Timothy 2:1  Thou therefore, my son, be strong [present passive imperative] in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

 WE HAVE A GREAT HIGH PRIEST

Hebrews 4:14-16  Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast [present active subjunctive] our profession.  15  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.  16  Let us therefore come [present middle subjunctive] boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

THE FLESH IS WEAK

Matthew 26:41  Watch [present active imperative] and pray [present active imperative], that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing [adjective,], but the flesh is weak [adjective].