Sunday, April 18, 2010

Flesh, from Scofield Reference Notes (1917)

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Flesh, Summary: “Flesh,” in the ethical sense, is the whole natural or unregenerate man, spirit, soul, and body, as centered upon self, prone to sin, and opposed to God Romans 7:18. The regenerate man is not “in the sphere of the flesh,” but in the sphere of the Spirit Romans 8:9 but the flesh is still in him, and he may, according to his choice, “walk after the flesh” or “in the Spirit” ; 1 Corinthians 3:1-4; Galatians 5:16,17. In the first case he is a “carnal,” in the second a “spiritual,” Christian. Victory over the flesh will be the habitual experience of the believer who walks in the Spirit ; Romans 8:2,4; Galatians 5:16,17.

Further study
(Be like the Bereans! Acts 17:11)

[1] “Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers” - An Outline, Exposition and Summary, by Greg Herrick

[2] SESSION 3 – Flesh, by Center for Christian Leadership

[3] True Spirituality (1 Peter 2:11-12) or “Getting Down to Earth About Our Hope of Heaven”, by Bob Deffinbaugh

Sermons on Flesh
(Be like the Bereans! Acts 17:11)

[1] A Push Saved My Life, by Jarred Edgecombe, First Baptist Church

[2] Hell is Forever, by David Palmer, East Side Baptist Church

[3] sf962 - The Garbage Of Fleshly Living (Galatians 5 16-23), by Timothy McGhee, First Baptist Church – Powell

[4] Three Steps Forward: The Flesh, by Greg Stuckey

[5] Flesh & Spirit, by Mark Markham

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Scripture references

Jude 1:23

And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

Romans 7:18

For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

Romans 8:9

9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

1 Corinthians 3:1-4

1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. 3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? 4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

Galatians 5:16-17

16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

Romans 8:2, 4

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

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