Safe in God’s Hands, Part 2

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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 does Romans 8 produce confident Christians? How has your confidence grown as we’ve studied this chapter?
2.   How would you characterize the “love of Christ”? How does our culture replace this definition of love with superficial substitutes?
3.    Compare the different forms of suffering listed in v. 35 with Paul’s description of his own sufferings in 2 Corinthians 11:23-28. Have you considered suffering to be the norm for the Christian?
4.   What does it mean to be “more than conquerors”? How does this refer back to v. 28?
5.   What does it look like to confess / repent of / put to death doubting God’s love? How have you fought this sin in your life?
6.   How are vv. 38-39 comprehensive in scope? Why should this climax produce a fearless life?

References: John 15:13; Ephesians 5:2; Romans 2:9; 2 Timothy 3:12; Psalm 44:22; Romans 13:4; 8:28; 2 Corinthians 11:23-28; Ephesians 3:18-19; John 17:22-23; Romans 14:8; Colossians 2:15; Ephesians 1:21; Galatians 5:16.

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