Bible Reading (Romans 8:12-17)

(The spirit you received is the spirit of sons, and it makes us cry out, “Abba, Father!”)

My brothers,

there is no necessity for us

to obey our unspirtual selves

or to live unspiritual lives.

If you do live in that way,

you are doomed to die;

but if by the Spirit

you put an end to the misdeeds of the body

You will live.

Everyone moved by the Spirit is a son of God.

The spirit you received is not

the spirit of slaves

bringing fear into your lives again;

it is the spirit of sons,

and it makes us cry out,

“Abba, Father!”

The Spirit himself and our spirit

bear united witness that

we are children of God.

And if we are children

we are heirs as well:

heirs of God

and coheirs with Christ,

sharing his suffering

so as to share his glory.

The word of the Lord.

R.) Thanks be to God.

 

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