I have another question when you get a moment. You mentioned in Bible study that we are dead to the flesh. You said Romans 8 teaches that. I know that we are dead to sin(Rom 6:2,6:7) and dead to the law(Roman 7:4-6). But where does it say we are dead to the flesh?
The phrase “dead to the flesh” is not in Romans 8. Verses 5-7 talk about walking after the flesh and after the Spirit. Then in Romans 8:8-10 it says:
“So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 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. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.”
The idea then is if we are not in the flesh and the body is dead, then as an explanation we can say we are dead to the flesh. Perhaps more Biblically we should say we are dead to the body or the body is dead to us. If we said it that way it may make Romans 7:24 clearer when it says “who shall deliver me from the body of this death?”