Eighth chapter in the biblical Book of Romans
Romans: Romans 8:29b-The Purpose Of Predestination Is So That Christ Would Be The Firstborn Among Many Spiritual Brothers-Lesson # 279
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Morning: Psalms 82–84 Psalms 82–84 (Listen) Rescue the Weak and Needy A Psalm of Asaph. 82 God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:2 “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah3 Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” 5 They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. 6 I said, “You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you;7 nevertheless, like men you shall die, and fall like any prince.”1 8 Arise, O God, judge the earth; for you shall inherit all the nations! O God, Do Not Keep Silence A Song. A Psalm of Asaph. 83 O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God!2 For behold, your enemies make an uproar; those who hate you have raised their heads.3 They lay crafty plans against your people; they consult together against your treasured ones.4 They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!”5 For they conspire with one accord; against you they make a covenant—6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites,7 Gebal and Ammon and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;8 Asshur also has joined them; they are the strong arm of the children of Lot. Selah 9 Do to them as you did to Midian, as to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon,10 who were destroyed at En-dor, who became dung for the ground.11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,12 who said, “Let us take possession for ourselves of the pastures of God.” 13 O my God, make them like whirling dust,2 like chaff before the wind.14 As fire consumes the forest, as the flame sets the mountains ablaze,15 so may you pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your hurricane!16 Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek your name, O LORD.17 Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever; let them perish in disgrace,18 that they may know that you alone, whose name is the LORD, are the Most High over all the earth. My Soul Longs for the Courts of the Lord To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith.3 A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 84 How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts!2 My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. 3 Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Selah 5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.46 As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools.7 They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion. 8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah9 Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed! 10 For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you! Footnotes  82:7 Or fall as one man, O princes  83:13 Or like a tumbleweed  84:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term  84:5 Hebrew lacks to Zion (ESV) Evening: Romans 8:19–39 Romans 8:19–39 (Listen) 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. 26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because1 the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,2 for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. God's Everlasting Love 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be3 against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.4 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Footnotes  8:27 Or that  8:28 Some manuscripts God works all things together for good, or God works in all things for the good  8:31 Or who is  8:34 Or Is it Christ Jesus who died . . . for us? (ESV)
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This message centralizes the work of the Holy Spirit in the resurrection of Jesus and highlights that the same power is at work in us, leading us to put things of the flesh to death and live the life of victory and righteousness.
David Eldridge This is the first of a two week series on our four anchors (core values) as a church. This week David discusses being conformed in the image of Jesus (Romans 8.29) and being led by the Spirit (Galatians 5.25).
Morning: Psalms 79–81 Psalms 79–81 (Listen) How Long, O Lord? A Psalm of Asaph. 79 O God, the nations have come into your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in ruins.2 They have given the bodies of your servants to the birds of the heavens for food, the flesh of your faithful to the beasts of the earth.3 They have poured out their blood like water all around Jerusalem, and there was no one to bury them.4 We have become a taunt to our neighbors, mocked and derided by those around us. 5 How long, O LORD? Will you be angry forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire?6 Pour out your anger on the nations that do not know you, and on the kingdoms that do not call upon your name!7 For they have devoured Jacob and laid waste his habitation. 8 Do not remember against us our former iniquities;1 let your compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low.9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for your name's sake!10 Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Let the avenging of the outpoured blood of your servants be known among the nations before our eyes! 11 Let the groans of the prisoners come before you; according to your great power, preserve those doomed to die!12 Return sevenfold into the lap of our neighbors the taunts with which they have taunted you, O Lord!13 But we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise. Restore Us, O God To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Testimony. Of Asaph, a Psalm. 80 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your might and come to save us! 3 Restore us,2 O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved! 4 O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people's prayers?5 You have fed them with the bread of tears and given them tears to drink in full measure.6 You make us an object of contention for our neighbors, and our enemies laugh among themselves. 7 Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! 8 You brought a vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it.9 You cleared the ground for it; it took deep root and filled the land.10 The mountains were covered with its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches.11 It sent out its branches to the sea and its shoots to the River.312 Why then have you broken down its walls, so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit?13 The boar from the forest ravages it, and all that move in the field feed on it. 14 Turn again, O God of hosts! Look down from heaven, and see; have regard for this vine,15 the stock that your right hand planted, and for the son whom you made strong for yourself.16 They have burned it with fire; they have cut it down; may they perish at the rebuke of your face!17 But let your hand be on the man of your right hand, the son of man whom you have made strong for yourself!18 Then we shall not turn back from you; give us life, and we will call upon your name! 19 Restore us, O LORD God of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved! Oh, That My People Would Listen to Me To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith.4 Of Asaph. 81 Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob!2 Raise a song; sound the tambourine, the sweet lyre with the harp.3 Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our feast day. 4 For it is a statute for Israel, a rule5 of the God of Jacob.5 He made it a decree in Joseph when he went out over6 the land of Egypt. I hear a language I had not known:6 “I relieved your7 shoulder of the burden; your hands were freed from the basket.7 In distress you called, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah8 Hear, O my people, while I admonish you! O Israel, if you would but listen to me!9 There shall be no strange god among you; you shall not bow down to a foreign god.10 I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. 11 “But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me.12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels.13 Oh, that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!14 I would soon subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes.15 Those who hate the LORD would cringe toward him, and their fate would last forever.16 But he would feed you8 with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.” Footnotes  79:8 Or the iniquities of former generations  80:3 Or Turn us again; also verses 7, 19  80:11 That is, the Euphrates  81:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term  81:4 Or just decree  81:5 Or against  81:6 Hebrew his; also next line  81:16 That is, Israel; Hebrew him (ESV) Evening: Romans 8:1–18 Romans 8:1–18 (Listen) Life in the Spirit 8 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.1 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you2 free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin,3 he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. 8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus4 from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. Heirs with Christ 12 So then, brothers,5 we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons6 of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. Future Glory 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. Footnotes  8:1 Some manuscripts add who walk not according to the flesh (but according to the Spirit)  8:2 Some manuscripts me  8:3 Or and as a sin offering  8:11 Some manuscripts lack Jesus  8:12 Or brothers and sisters; also verse 29  8:14 See discussion on “sons” in the Preface (ESV)
The most frequently used designation for Christians in the Bible is the word "Brother." It appears over 250 times in the book of Acts and the Epistles. So while you and I call ourselves Christians and speak of ourselves in groups as churches, the Bible shows us, again and again, that we cannot understand what it means to be a follower of Jesus without the concept of family. We often worry about the state of the family these days. We see the struggle of broken homes and absentee parents and the aftermath in children left with no role models. Unfortunately, the problem only gets worse as it perpetuates into new generations. And yet, here we are, called "The Family of God." That's a gift our world desperately needs. When I started attending church, families invited me to sit with them, adopted me for church activities, handed me an extra plate at potlucks, and made me feel . . . well . . . like family. Those gifts made lasting impressions, and they all stem from understanding that above all else, we are the family of God.
Morning: Romans 6:4; Romans 6:19; Romans 12:1–2; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15–16; Ephesians 4:17; Ephesians 4:20–21; Ephesians 4:24 Walk in newness of life. Just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.—I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind. If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.—Neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them.—Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds…. But that is not the way you learned Christ!—assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus…. Put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Romans 6:4 (Listen) 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. (ESV) Romans 6:19 (Listen) 19 I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification. (ESV) Romans 12:1–2 (Listen) A Living Sacrifice 12 I appeal to you therefore, brothers,1 by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.2 2 Do not be conformed to this world,3 but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.4 Footnotes  12:1 Or brothers and sisters  12:1 Or your rational service  12:2 Greek age  12:2 Or what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God (ESV) 2 Corinthians 5:17 (Listen) 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.1 The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. Footnotes  5:17 Or creature (ESV) Galatians 6:15–16 (Listen) 15 For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16 And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. (ESV) Ephesians 4:17 (Listen) The New Life 17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. (ESV) Ephesians 4:20–21 (Listen) 20 But that is not the way you learned Christ!—21 assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, (ESV) Ephesians 4:24 (Listen) 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. (ESV) Evening: Psalm 106:15; Psalm 131:2; Isaiah 26:3; Jeremiah 10:23; Matthew 20:22; Matthew 26:39; Matthew 26:42; Romans 8:26–27; 1 Corinthians 7:32; 1 Corinthians 10:6 “Your will be done.” I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.—“Not as I will, but as you will.”—But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. We do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. “You do not know what you are asking.”—He gave them what they asked, but sent a wasting disease among them.—Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. I want you to be free from anxieties.—You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Psalm 106:15 (Listen) 15 he gave them what they asked, but sent a wasting disease among them. (ESV) Psalm 131:2 (Listen) 2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. (ESV) Isaiah 26:3 (Listen) 3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. (ESV) Jeremiah 10:23 (Listen) 23 I know, O LORD, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps. (ESV) Matthew 20:22 (Listen) 22 Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink?” They said to him, “We are able.” (ESV) Matthew 26:39 (Listen) 39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” (ESV) Matthew 26:42 (Listen) 42 Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.” (ESV) Romans 8:26–27 (Listen) 26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because1 the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. Footnotes  8:27 Or that (ESV) 1 Corinthians 7:32 (Listen) 32 I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 10:6 (Listen) 6 Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. (ESV)
In this week's sermon, Pastor Austin preaches over our next section of Romans 8. In these verses, Paul addresses the church of Rome and the ongoing persecution that not only they are experiencing but his own oppression. Despite all of the affliction he is experiencing, Paul points out that no earthly suffering will compare to the pure everlasting joy those in Christ will have in eternity. These verses don't negate the pain we see on Earth but promise that God will redeem and restore His creation.
In this week's sermon, Pastor Brett takes us through verses 26 and 27 of Romans 8. In last week's sermon, Austin showed us the promise that those in Christ can look to in times of suffering. Our verses this week show us that while we can still look to that promise, we will not be left alone in our suffering. These verses show us that God is groaning in our suffering with us and understands firsthand the sorrows we feel.
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Morning: Exodus 12:5–7; Exodus 12:13; Acts 2:23; 1 Corinthians 5:7; Ephesians 1:7; 2 Timothy 1:9; Hebrews 12:24; 1 Peter 4:1–2; Revelation 13:8 The Lamb that was slain. “Your lamb shall be without blemish… and… the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs at twilight. Then they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it…. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you.—The sprinkled blood.—Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.—“Delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God.”—Because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses.—Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. Exodus 12:5–7 (Listen) 5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats, 6 and you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month, when the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs at twilight.1 7 “Then they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. Footnotes  12:6 Hebrew between the two evenings (ESV) Exodus 12:13 (Listen) 13 The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt. (ESV) Acts 2:23 (Listen) 23 this Jesus,1 delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. Footnotes  2:23 Greek this one (ESV) 1 Corinthians 5:7 (Listen) 7 Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. (ESV) Ephesians 1:7 (Listen) 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, (ESV) 2 Timothy 1:9 (Listen) 9 who saved us and called us to1 a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,2 Footnotes  1:9 Or with  1:9 Greek before times eternal (ESV) Hebrews 12:24 (Listen) 24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. (ESV) 1 Peter 4:1–2 (Listen) Stewards of God's Grace 4 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh,1 arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. Footnotes  4:1 Some manuscripts add for us; some for you (ESV) Revelation 13:8 (Listen) 8 and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain. (ESV) Evening: Exodus 15:11; Judges 5:21; Psalm 98:1; Isaiah 53:11; Isaiah 59:16; Isaiah 63:3; Romans 8:37; Galatians 3:13; Colossians 2:15; 1 Peter 2:24; Revelation 12:11 “I have trodden the winepress alone.” “Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?”—[The Lord] saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intercede; then his own arm brought him salvation, and his righteousness upheld him.—He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree.—Becoming a curse for us. Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.—He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.—Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities. “March on, my soul, with might!”—We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.—“They have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” Exodus 15:11 (Listen) 11 “Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders? (ESV) Judges 5:21 (Listen) 21 The torrent Kishon swept them away, the ancient torrent, the torrent Kishon. March on, my soul, with might! (ESV) Psalm 98:1 (Listen) Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord A Psalm. 98 Oh sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. (ESV) Isaiah 53:11 (Listen) 11 Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see1 and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities. Footnotes  53:11 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scroll he shall see light (ESV) Isaiah 59:16 (Listen) 16 He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intercede; then his own arm brought him salvation, and his righteousness upheld him. (ESV) Isaiah 63:3 (Listen) 3 “I have trodden the winepress alone, and from the peoples no one was with me; I trod them in my anger and trampled them in my wrath; their lifeblood1 spattered on my garments, and stained all my apparel. Footnotes  63:3 Or their juice; also verse 6 (ESV) Romans 8:37 (Listen) 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (ESV) Galatians 3:13 (Listen) 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— (ESV) Colossians 2:15 (Listen) 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities1 and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.2 Footnotes  2:15 Probably demonic rulers and authorities  2:15 Or in it (that is, the cross) (ESV) 1 Peter 2:24 (Listen) 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. (ESV) Revelation 12:11 (Listen) 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. (ESV)
Romans 8:28-39 outlines how God's sovereignty in the Christian's salvation should shape how Christians are to live as conquerors daily. In light of God's work saving us completely, we can live with great courage and hope. This perspective ought to shape how we face all of life, especially difficult circumstances.
Hope. So much power in such a small word. Hope allows us to dream and find joy, and oftentimes it sustains us during a difficult season. Being that hope is so important, it is time to ask ourselves: are we placing our hope in the right place?
Romans 8:31-391. God will withhold nothing in taking care of us 2. God will allow nothing to condemn us 3. God will allow nothing to separate us from His love.= = = = = = = = = = Mental Worship1. Who do you feel is against you right now2. What would change in your life if you lived like God is for you?3. What or who in your life is making you feel condemned right now?4.What would change in the way you live your life if you lived like you weren't condemned?5. What voice in your life do you give the most weight to?6. What would change in the way you live your daily life if you lived like nothing could separate you from Christ's love?
“Believers are earnestly waiting for glory--the end-time heavenly setting upon the return of Christ where God's glorified people dwell with God in a transformed world.” This sermon was delivered by Pastor Brandon Freeman on 7/31/2022 at Liberty Baptist Church in Liberty, Missouri. To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.lbcliberty.org.
Vintage City Church // Teaching Series: The Freedom of Love // David Mitchell // Romans 8:31-39 Paul’s letter to the Romans reaches the topic of war: The war inside us, the war among us, and the war coming at us. Opposition will come in this...