SunRidge Community Church
Who does God say I am?
Romans 8 Many of you have been called different names over the years, and this may have shaped who you think you are. But finding out who God says you are is an extremely powerful truth you need to know. Today, we want to clarify who God says you are, and why this matters in how we do our day to day life.
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  • SunRidge Community Church
    1190 Stevens Rd, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 1G1, Canada
    Sunday 10:00 AM

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GOOF BALL 2019

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Many of you have been called different names over the years, and this may have shaped who you think you are. But finding out who God says you are is an extremely powerful truth you need to know. Today, we want to clarify who God says you are, and why this matters in how we do our day to day life.

Jesus not only paid for the Penalty of Sin, Jesus broke the Power of Sin.
Romans 8

8:1-4
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the life-giving Spirit in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death. For God achieved what the law could not do because it was weakened through the flesh. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and concerning sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, so that the righteous requirement of the law may be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

8:5
For those who live according to the flesh have their outlook shaped by the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their outlook shaped by the things of the Spirit.

8:6
For the outlook of the flesh is death, but the outlook of the Spirit is life and peace,

8:7
because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so.

8:8-9
Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, this person does not belong to him.

8:10-12
But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is your life because of righteousness. Moreover if the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, the one who raised Christ from the dead will also make your mortal bodies alive through his Spirit who lives in you. So then, brothers and sisters, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh

8:13-15
(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. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery leading again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba, Father .”

8:16
The Spirit himself bears witness to our spirit that we are God’s children.
James 5:16
So confess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you
may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great effectiveness.
John 13:34
“I give you a new commandment—to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 Everyone will know by this that you are my disciples—if you have love for one another.”
B: Begin with Prayer
L: Listen
E: Eat
S: Serve
S: Story

1. Do one of these practices every day.
2. Start your small groups with the question ‘who did you bless this week’?

LIVE Generously

Our heart is to partner with our local and international community, supporting their good works and meeting their needs.We invite you to partner with Sunridge Community Church in prayer and finance so we might continue these good works in our communities.

https://www.sunridge.org/partner
CHRISTIAN?
Who does God say I am? (Romans 8)
SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS

Can each of you share how you were able to B.L.E.S.S. someone this week.

1. Growing up, were you a rule-follower or a rule-breaker? How did your reaction to rules affect your relationships with your parents and siblings?

2. If your family went to church when you were growing up, was the experience more about obeying rules or following Jesus? How has that influenced your current view of faith?

3. Galatians 5:22–23 says the fruit of the Spirit is “love, joy, peace, forbearance (patience), kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Which items on the “fruit list” are usually not reflected in your daily life? What does that cost you?

4. Talk about how your life might be different if you learned to remain in Christ and invite the Spirit to produce fruit through you.

5. At the cross not only did Jesus pay for the PENALTY of sin but also broke the POWER of sin. Do you understand the significance that this has on your identity? Please share your thoughts on this to the group.

6. What will you do this week to accept your new identity, embrace this new approach of asking God to bear fruit through you as you keep in step with his Spirit, and refuse to interact with God based on rules? What can this group do to support you?