Mind Control


Series: Romans

Title: 10. Mind Control Romans 8:5-7


  • 2006-09-30: Marshall

Scripture: Romans 8:9-11

  1. Introduction
  2. The mind controlled by the sinful nature
    1. Romans 8:5, 6—There is a definite contrast—no gray area
    2. Romans 8:7
      1. The sinful mind is hostile to God
      2. It’s unable to submit to God’s law—yet another reason why we need God’s grace, which is what enables us to keep God’s law
  3. The mind controlled by the Spirit
    1. Romans 8:9-11—When we’re saved, we receive the Holy Spirit, who frees us from our bondage to sin and gives us the ability to live a holy Christian life
    2. Romans 8:12-14—since God gives us the Holy Spirit, we have an obligation to live a godly life
    3. Romans 8:15-17
      1. We’re God’s children
      2. “Like Father, like son”—“The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree”