Romans 8:1-17, 31-39
Set Free in Christ Jesus

Romans 8

  • We are sinful by nature, born into defiance against the Lord ever since sin entered into the world.
  • v.2 tells us that our flesh is weak and we who are flesh are condemned.
  • God gave us laws that proved our sinfulness.
    • Not so we could be saved by the laws, but to be found guilty of it. 
    • To show us our sinfulness and have it stand out to us.
  • We were given a gift, the ability to receive the Holy Spirit who can set us free through Jesus.
  • v.3 God sent His Son Jesus in the likeness of our flesh to take upon Himself our sins.
    • This was so that the law could be fulfilled and the debt of sin paid by the only sacrifice worthy to do so.
  • No condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.
    • Do you believe in Jesus as your Lord and Savior?
    • Are you a follower, a TRUE follower of Jesus?
    • Our vision for this year is “I Have Decided…”
      • Have you decided to believe in Jesus and follow Him only?
      • If so, then there is no condemnation for you.
      • Your past sins are forgiven.
      • You are no longer a slave to your sin.
      • You have been set free and the chains of sin binding you have been broken.
  • Our flesh cannot, does not have the ability to please God. 
    • No amount of effort or works can accomplish this.
  • Through the Holy Spirit we have hope, peace, and life in Jesus our Savior.


  • We must be committed followers of Christ. 
    • We must give up ourselves and follow Him.
    • If we live to ourselves, in our own way and in our flesh we will die. 
      • It says so in v.13, but if we live by the Holy Spirit, meaning Jesus lives in our hearts, we will live.
  • v.14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
    • When we belong to Jesus we have nothing to fear. 
    • This world can do what it wants to us but we have so much more waiting for us in eternity. 
    • The Spirit knows if you are faking it! 
    • The Holy Spirit knows if you are true believers and followers of God and bears witness to this…
      • Only true believers and followers of Christ are adopted into God’s family.
      • We are sons and daughters, we are heirs alongside Jesus even. v.17 


Pass Over v.18-30 (That is a whole other sermon on it’s own) 


  • v.31 If God is for us, who can be against us?
  • v.34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died - more that, who was raised - who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 
  • v.35 Nothing shall separate from Jesus.
    • Tribulation
    • Distress
    • Persecution
    • Famine
    • Nakedness
    • Danger
    • Sword
    • Addiction (alcohol, drugs, pornography)
    • Depression
    • Loss
    • Anxiety
    • Self Harm
  • In all these things we are more than conquerors through Jesus when we give ourselves over to Him
  • v.38 Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 
    • Jesus said in John 10:29 “My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”


Followers of Jesus are:

  • Set free in Christ Jesus
  • No longer condemned for their sins
  • Can never be separated from Jesus
  • Sons and Daughter of God