Romans Part 29: The Mind, The Flesh, and The Spirit

Romans 8:5-8

by Mike Deguzman

1. The Folly of Pretending and Performing

Galatians 6:2

2. The Freedom of Pursuing 

Colossians 3:1-3
Habakkuk 3:17-18

3. The Fulfillment of Peace

Philippians 4:8-9

“Yes, we believe that God exists, that He created the heavens and the earth, that the Bible is accurate, and that paradise awaits, but we often live —at a functional level—as if there is no God. We worry too much. We control too much. We demand too much. We regret too much. We run after God replacements too much. We do all these things because we have forgotten God’s presence, power, and glory.” ~ Paul David Tripp

2 Corinthians 10:3-5
1 Corinthians 1:2-8
1 Corinthians 3:1-3
Galatians 2:11-13

4. The Fulness of Pleasure

Small Group Questions:
1. Do you tend to default more towards being a pretender or a performer?
2. What will be the fruit of resting in your identity in Christ in your home, work, and church (ministry)?
3. In what practical ways can we all stop being “functional atheist” as Paul David Tripp defined it?
4. What is God teaching you and how is the Holy Spirit changing you as a result of what you have heard and read this week?