Safe In God’s Hands, Part 1

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Romans 8:31-39
[31] What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be 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. [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.

Deep Sheet: Sermon Study Questions

1.   How has Romans 8 strengthened your confidence in the Lord?
2.   What is Paul’s logic in v. 32, and how does it assure the believer?
3.   How would you describe the magnitude of God’s gift? How do Genesis 22 and Isaiah 53 provide a backdrop?
4.   Who or what accuses the Christian? Why do all charges and condemnation fail to stick?
5.   Why does Paul not stop at his mention of Christ’s death in v. 34? What does it mean that Christ intercedes for us?

References: John 10:27-29; Romans 5:1-11; Genesis 22:1-19; Isaiah 53:10; Galatians 3:13; Romans 3:25; 8:17; Matthew 5:5; 1 Corinthians 3:21-23; 16:9; Revelation 12:10; Romans 8:3, 13; 1 John 1:9; 2:1; Hebrews 7:25.

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