Sealed by the Spirit

Romans 8:2

By Pastor Craig Phelps, May 15, 2022

Introduction: In verse 1 Paul declared that there is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. But how can this be? On what basis am I now no longer condemned? How can I be certain of this? Verse 2 begins to explain this magnificent declaration.

2a For…

2b …the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

  • There are two laws -

    • The law of the spirit -

    • The law of sin -

  • The laws have different outcomes -

  • In Christ, one law frees you from the other -

What does the presence of the Spirit guarantee for us?

2 Cor 1:21 Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, 22 who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.

2 Cor 5:5 Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God (who has prepared us?), who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

Ephesians 1:13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.