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Reflection on Rom 8:12-13

Post date:   2020-01-11
Autor:   BCP

 

Reflection on Rom 8:12-13

 

Therefore, brethren, we are debtors – not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 

For 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.

 

Question: According to Rom 8:12, what are we not debtors to?

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Question: What follows from this according to Rom 8:12?

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Question: According to Rom 8:13, what will happen to those who live according to the flesh?

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Question: According to Rom 8:13, how are we to put to death the deeds of the body?

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Question: According to Rom 8:13, what will happen to those who put to death the deeds of the body by the Spirit?

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Question: Give a list of the deeds of the flesh according to Gal 5:19-21.

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Question: What proceeds out of the heart according to Mt 15:19?

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Question: What does the Apostle Paul tell us in Eph 4:17?

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Question: What does the Apostle Paul say about the Gentiles in Eph 4:18?

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Question: Do the Gentiles have the life of God within them? (see Eph 4:18b)

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Question: Why are the Gentiles alienated from the life of God according to Eph 4:18c?

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Question: According to Eph 4:19a, what is the fruit of this ignorance and blindness of the heart?

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Question: According to Eph 4:19b, what sin did their unfeelingness lead to?

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Question: What does the Word of God say in Eph 4:20-21 about absolute incompatibility between the knowledge of Jesus Christ and the sin of impurity?

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Question for reflection: What would you say to the heretical Cardinal Marx who promotes same-sex marriage in churches and a complete rejection of all laws of God? Does his path lead to heaven or to hell?

Read Eph 5:1-13

These Bible verses call on a Christian to take a right attitude towards dissoluteness in the world. Write down at least three demands – what specifically these verses encourage us to do.

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Question: According to Eph 5:5, who has no inheritance in the kingdom of God?

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Discuss together what speaks to you the most in Eph 5:6-13.

 

Conclusion to Rom 8:12-13

When you will recite Rom 8:12-13 daily for two weeks during the seven prayer stops, renew time and again your resolution to fight against the deeds of the body. Every day you write one page in the book of your life and this book will be opened in the hour of death before the judgment seat of God. Your fight has an impact on others too. You obtain for them the light and strength to turn from the broad way which leads to damnation. Whenever we fall, we must repent immediately, break with evil and take again the safe way of following Jesus to eternal life.

 

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