How do verses 9 to 11 provide support for the statement in verse 12?
In what way are we debtors?
What does it mean to be obligated to something? Romans 1:14, 4:4, 15:27
In your own words, what are Christians not obligated to do?
It seems that Paul never finishes the sentence in verse 12; he tells us we are under obligation not to the flesh – but doesn’t tell us who we are obligated to. Who is it, and why?
What happens to the person who lives according to the flesh? Verse 12; James 4:4, 1 John 2:15
How about those who live according to the Spirit? Psalm 1
How do we live by the Spirit? Colossians 3:2, Philippians 4:8
If a person is led by the Holy Spirit, what does that prove?
What kind of Spirit have we received from God?
How can we be sure that we are children of God? John 1:12; Acts 17:29-31; Philippians 2:14-16; 1 John 3:9-10, 5:1-2
How do we benefit from being children of God Romans 8:20-21, 9:6-8, 1 John. 3:1-2
How can we make sure that we don’t walk according to the dictates of the flesh?
What do you think it means to choose life rather than death?
If we have been adopted into God’s family as His sons, what rights and obligations do you think accompany that privilege? Romans 9:4; Galatians 4:4-7; Ephesians 1:3-10.
What does it mean to have full inheritance rights? What do we inherit? Matthew 5:5, 25:32-34; Mark 10:17; Acts 20:32; Romans 4:13-14; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 15:50-53; Galatians 5:19-23; Ephesians 1:11-18, 3:6, 5:5; Titus 3:4-7, Hebrews 1:14, 9:15; James. 2:5, I Peter 1:3-4
In what way have you been called upon to suffer because you are a child of God?
What words are used in verses 15 to 17 to describe our relationship to God?
How can you use these verses to help fellow believers?