"THE RESPONSIBILITY OF A DEBTOR"

"ROMANS 8:12-13

  1. IF ONE WILL ACCEPT GOD'S ASSURANCE OF SALVATION HE MUST ALSO ACCEPT THE SUBSEQUENT OBLIGATION
    1. Christianity Is Unlike Any Other Religion In The World
    2. This Passage Really Helps To Silence The Critics Of Christianity
  2. THE OBLIGATION TO SANCTIFICATION IS STATED NEGATIVELY (8:12-13a)
    1. Paul Chooses This Type Of Approach For A Particular Reason
    2. Paul Seems To Be Threatening The Reader
  3. THE OBLIGATION TO SANCTIFICATION IS STATED POSITIVELY (8:13b)
    1. It Is Named In An Amazing And Unexpected Way
    2. It Is Contrasted With Two Other Passages Where We Arc Passive
      1. Romans 6:6
      2. Romans 7:4
    3. It Is The Command Of God That We Actively Deal With Ourselves In The Way He Has Described
      1. God Expects Us To Continually Realize Our Enlistment Into The War And Accept Our Part In Our Sanctification.
      2. Still The Holy Spirit Is The Key
      3. The Sanctification Journey Is Relatively Easy Compared To What God Had To Do To Make Us Alive And Able To Respond In The First Place