So those who are believers in Christ Jesus can no longer be condemned. The rule of the Spirit, who gives life, has in Christ Jesus freed you from the rule of sin that kills. What the Law, weakened by the flesh, could not do God has done by sending His Son to be like sinful flesh and so be a sacrifice for sin. He condemned sin to in the flesh so that we who did not follow the flesh but the spirit will be as righteous the Law demands. Those who follow the flesh have their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who follow the spirit have their minds on the things of the spirit. What the flesh thinks kills; what the spirit thinks gives life and peace. This is so because the fleshly mind hates God. It refuses to obey God’s Law because it cannot obey it. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. You are not in the flesh but in the spirit if God’s Spirit lives in you. But anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Him. But if Christ is in you, even though your bodies are dead because you were sinful, your spirits are alive because you are righteous. And if the Spirit of Him Who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you. He Who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also make your dying bodies alive by His Spirit living in you.
Romans 8:1-11 (An American Translation -AAC)
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Rev. Keith F. Witte, Pastor
“We seek to honor and glorify our Triune God by sharing our faith in Jesus Christ as man’s only Savior.“
LUTHERAN BIBLE TRANSLATORS: Pray for Chris Pluger and his family in Ethiopia due to ongoing civil unrest in that country has endangered all foreign residents. You can see his presentation on this HERE.