“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

19/06/2022 – Evening Service: Minding of the Spirit or Minding of the Flesh

Bible Readings:

3 John

Matthew 6:19 – 34

Colossians 3:1 – 17

Sermon Outline:

Romans 8:4–9 (NKJV)

4that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

5For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

6For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.

8So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

9But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

I Only 2 ways

II What does it mean to be Spiritually minded?

III We should endeavour to become more Spiritually minded

Colossians 3:1–4 (NKJV)

1If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.

2Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

3For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

4When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

Matthew 6:21 (NKJV)

21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Philippians 3:18–21 (NKJV)

18For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

19whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things.

20For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

21who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.

Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter XIX: Of the Law of God

VII. Neither are the forementioned uses of the law contrary to the grace of the gospel, but do sweetly comply with it; the Spirit of Christ subduing and enabling the will of man to do that freely and cheerfully which the will of God revealed in the law requireth to be done.