To the surrounding culture, it may seem that Christians are just like everyone else, except that we attend church on Sundays. Preaching from Romans 8, Alistair Begg explains that the differences go much deeper: the principles at the core of our lives are as dissimilar as life and death. Those outside of Christ are helpless and cannot please God, whereas believers are indwelt by His Spirit and empowered to live to His glory.
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 set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. 8Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
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