Romans 8:12-17 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

4 Kinds of Fathers

  1. God the Father
  2. Physical father
  3. Spiritual father
  4. Father Figure

8 Things You Get From A Father 

  1. Authority

“sons” & “children” vs Father

  1. Identity

“son” not “slavery”

  1. Security

not “fear” but “adoption”

  1. Generosity

“heirs with Christ”

  1. Maturity

living in “flesh” vs “Spirit

  1. Family

“adoption” “brothers” “children of God”

  1. Resiliency

“we suffer with him”

  1. Destiny

“glorified with him”

Group Questions

  1. Who do you look at as father figures and brothers?
  2. Who looks to you as a father figure or brother?
  3. How can we pray for you?

In this sermon from Real Men based on Romans 8:12-17, Pastor Mark shares 8 things we get from our Heavenly Father no matter the type of earthly father we have.

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