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Mike Henry Sr.



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894 Heirs of God Part 2 How Do You Live - Romans 8:13

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How do you live? What guides your life?   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. Romans 8:13 ESV   Mostly in movies we see life or death situations. You know the bad guy has to die. Paul reminds us that we battle death all the time. If we live according to our flesh, we will die. Notice how the opposite of living according to our flesh is that we put to death the deeds of the body.   Our physical nature is contrary to God. We can't live in a state of non-aggression. Either the flesh is killing us or we are killing our flesh. Often, I speak with people who say things are good. They're doing pretty good. But this verse seems to suggest that we're either battling our flesh or living according to it.   What does this have to do with being an heir of God? I've chosen to do a series on these 6 verses in Romans 8 because they talk about us being heirs of God and co-heirs with Jesus.   Because we're heirs, we don't have to fight for ourselves. We're free to fight for others. When we kill our own flesh, and start living for God, we will be a blessing to others. God puts us to work as part of his plan to save the world. You get to take part in his glorious strategy to save your friends and family. We do that by helping others move one notch closer to Jesus.   Today, you can live on-mission with Jesus. Punch in and do what he says. Ask him for direction. He will bring people across your path and he will give you opportunities. Life according to the Spirit is real life. Life according to the flesh is death.   Why not join us? We're an online community designed to help every believer live according to the Spirit every day of the week, even when we're at work or in school. Head over to and check it out!

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