THIS SECTION IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION- 2023-24. This section is probably the most applicable to our daily lives today with the Lord Jesus. Paul was instructed to teach us gentiles what it looks like to be an infant and mature Christian in Christ. The section will progress through the mystery of Jesus Christ, being in Christ. Infant/mature Christian, body of Christ, law/grace, flesh/spirit, fullness of Christ, filling of the Holy Spirit, unity and reconciliation, spiritual warfare, and the Kingdom of God. THEREFORE, IF ANYONE IS IN CHRIST, THE NEW CREATION HAS COME. THE OLD HAS GONE, THE NEW IS HERE! 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17
Remember- In Paul’s letters he is describing what it looks like to be In Christ. This is life in the Holy Spirit. Paul contrasts what it looks like to live by the Spirit verses to live by the Flesh or the World. What is important to Paul is the question- What does our lives look like to God? If we find our lives looking like the World or Flesh- the question becomes what is missing then? The answer is the Holy Spirit.
‘Gospel- Romans 1:16-17- For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed- a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith.