The Flesh

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on March 29, 2009
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Matthew 16:17 Flesh and blood refer to humans.

Matthew 19:5 One flesh means one life together.

Matthew 26:41 The human body

Romans 3:10-18 The description of mankind apart from Christ.

7:5 Sinful passions
7:14 Bondage of sin
7:18 No good dwells in the flesh
7:25 Law of sin
8:5-7 Hostile to God
8:8 Cannot please God

Romans 5:12-ff The principle of genetics is that everything is after its kind.

Genesis 3:1-ff

  • They desired knowledge of good and evil.
  • They were rebellious and disobedient.
  • They wanted to be their own god.
  • They experienced shame, a sense something was wrong with them.
  • They tried to cover themselves or fix themselves.
  • They hid from God because something was wrong with them -- sin.
  • They were afraid of God.
  • They rationalized their sin by shifting the blame.
  • Women desire their husbands − a want which produces disappointing results.
  • Men desire work which produces limited and disappointing results.
These propensities are present at birth for every human being. Because they are a part of our makeup, they remain with us throughout life.

Romans 6:5-8; Galatians 2:20 The old self is now dead in Christ.

Romans 8:4-11 Within the child of God, two things are at work − the flesh and the spirit. The mind determines which will have preeminence and thereby will control how we live.

Galatians 5:16-26 "Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passion and desires."

Ephesians 4:17-24 Put off the old self, and put on the new self.

Philippians 3:20and 21 The new body will come with the resurrection.

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