Monday, May 21, 2018

holy trinity sunday year b - romans

Romans 8:12-17
12So then, siblings, we are debtors, 
     not to the flesh, 
          to live according to the flesh—
               13for if you live according to the flesh, 
                    you will die; 
     but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, 
          you will live.
               14For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
                    15For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, 
                         but you have received a spirit of adoption. 
          When we cry, “Abba! Papa!”
               16it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit 
                    that we are children of God, 
                         17and if children, then heirs, 
                              heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—
                                   if, in fact, we suffer with Them
                                        so that we may also be glorified with Them.

Queeries for the text:
Are our only options Spirit or flesh?  What do those words even mean?  What are the deeds of the body?
What is a spirit of slavery?
How does fear control us?
What is a spirit of adoption?
Who are children of God?
If we're heirs, what do we inherit?
Is suffering with Christ our inheritance?

What are your queeries?

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