QUESTION: What can the flesh do for God?

THOUGHT: They that are in the flesh cannot please God. Rom. 8:8


Reference: We at Grace Bible Study use only the King James Bible.


I. What does the Bible say about the natural man in the Flesh?

A. I Corinthians 2:14 Receives not the things of God

B. Romans 5:12 Has an inheritance of death

C. Hebrews 9:27 Has death and judgement in his future

D. I Corinthians 2:12 Has the spirit of the world

II. The flesh doeth not reveal the things of God

A. I Corinthians 2:9 Eye hath not seen

NOTE: Matthew 16:16-17 Flesh didn't even know Christ was the son of God

B. Acts 8:27-34 The flesh reading the scripture did not understand

C. John 5:39 The Flesh searching cannot find

III. Flesh and Blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God.

A. I Corinthians 15:50

B. Galatians 2:20 Crucified already

C. Colossians 2:11 Body of the sins of the flesh put off

D. Colossians 1:13 Translated into the Kingdom of His Dear Son already in Christ

IV. The Flesh has works.

A. Galatians 5:19 These are manifest by the Word of God

B. II Corinthians 7:11 There is filthiness of the flesh

C. Ephesians 2:3 The flesh has desires

V. No flesh can stand and glory in God's presence

I Corinthians 1:29

VII. No flesh shall be justified in His sight.

A. Romans 3:20

NOTE: You cannot be made perfect by the flesh. Galatians 3:3

B. Romans 7:18 No good thing dwelleth in my flesh.

VIII. The Flesh has infirmities.

A. Galatians 4:13 The Gospel can be preached even though we have infirmities.

B. II Corinthians 4:7 Treasure in earthen vessel

C. I Corinthians 2:1-5 Preaching the testimony of God even though the infirmity.

VIII. Mortality of the flesh.

A. II Corinthians 4:11 Alive yet dead

NOTE: Romans 6:6-7

B. Romans 6:11 Reckon yourself dead because of the truth of the Word of God about flesh.

C. Romans 8:8-9 Not in the flesh but in the spirit-why?

NOTE: Spirit of God dwells in the Saved Believer. Romans 8:9-10

D. Romans 8:11 I Corinthians 15:50-59

E. Philippians 3:21 Hope of the change of the Believer.

IX. The flesh profiteth nothing-John 6: 63

The flesh cannot inherit the Kingdom of God I Corinthians 15:50

The flesh cannot please God-Romans 8:8

Then if the flesh cannot profit, inherit, or please God, what can we as fleshly humans do?


HEAR Romans 10-14 Preaching I Corinthians 1:21

CALL Romans 10:13 A need Romans 7:14-24

TRUST Ephesians 1:13 That God saved you II Timothy 1:12.