Let our slack knees be strengthened and new vigor enter our every nerve. If so, then you have identified yourself to yourself as a person whose life is built on opinion, on feelings, on subjective reality instead of objective and verifiable truth. When Paul, therefore, declares that the sons of God are "led by the Spirit of God," he emphasizes, first of all, the distinction between the leading Spirit and the led sons of God. God's Paul’s life was most unusual. Think over what I have shown you from the Bible. We learned from the first 13 verses that victory is both desirable and possible because we have the Holy Spirit dwelling in us. Baptisms are always special occasions whether we are baptizing an adult, a youth or an infant. September 21, 2017 (At Presbyterian Church of Henderson, we have started using fill-in-the-blank outlines in the bulletin to accompany each Sunday’s sermon. Commentary, Romans 13:8-14 (Pentecost 17A), Mary Hinkle Shore, Preaching ... Sermons: "Telling the Good News," the Rev. from Romans 13:8-14. 8:15). What typically happens in the lives of most Christians is that when they are converted they have a real appetite for God’s Word, for preaching, and for fellowship with other Christians. Does this profoundly disturb you? What Paul is talking about is experiential conformity to the moral will of God.”[5], “In this context, ‘being led by the Spirit of God’ is another way of describing life ‘according to the Spirit’ in which the Christian is ‘putting to death the deeds of the body.’ The leading is guidance into the moral will of God to do what is pleasing to Him. What does it mean to be “called” in the New Testament? Is there not a declaration here that we are not God's children unless we are led by God's Spirit? Then He takes us from the placing of the man into the Garden of Eden to the placing of another man, Jacob, and his family, in Egypt. [10] See footnote for James 1.5, John MacArthur, The MacArthur Study Bible, (Nashville: Word Publishing, 1997), page 1926. Second, God gives wisdom because He does not make your decisions for you. But this guidance into truth by the Holy Spirit is something very different from the leading of the Spirit spoken of in our present text, and it is appropriately expressed by a different term. My advice is for you to give the matter some serious thought, and then make a wise decision. Sermons Menu Toggle. This is one reminder, among others, by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones in his sermon on Romans 8:14. And may the Spirit of truth here too be with us and guide us into the truth. This happened three times with Paul. The verse reads, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” God gives wisdom. After the Spirit’s interventions the main thrust of Paul’s efforts were west, into what we know today as Europe. A Sermon on Romans 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Lectionary Sermon 6 September 2020 (Romans 13: 8-14) Posted on September 1, 2020 by peddiebill. John Piper May 31, 2015 2K Shares Sermon. The fact is, you are simply more responsible than you previously thought you were. In the book of Judges we find the Israelites in a situation unlike they have experienced since they flourished and became a nation. There are few subjects so intimately related to the Christian life, of which Christians appear to have formed, in general, conceptions so inadequate, where they are not even positively erroneous. And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.” This night vision culminates a series of divine interventions that radically altered the course and direction of Paul’s life and ministry. 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