Mar 9, 2014

Readers' Theatre: Romans 8: 6-11

Here’s a simple two-voice setting of Romans 8: 6-11, from the New Living translation

Readers’ Theatre: Romans 8: 6-11

So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death.
But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.

For the sinful nature is always hostile to God.
It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. 

That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature
can never please God.

But you are not controlled by your sinful nature.
You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you.

And remember:
those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them
do not belong to him at all.

And Christ lives within you,
so even though your body will die because of sin,
the Spirit gives you life 
because you have been made right with God.

The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you.!

And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead,
he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.