Strong Love: Everything Because of One (Romans 8:31-39)

The sixth message in a new adventure in the eighth chapter of the book of Romans. Super8: Supernatural Living for Natural People.

Are you persuaded that nothing can separate you from the love of God in Jesus?

“God spared not His Son” (Romans 8:32). He let Him have it. He pulled no punches. Jesus Christ on the cross. Hell came down, all of God’s wrath and fury poured on the One He loves. All for our sake, the Father treated Jesus like He was us — disobedient children — so He could treat us like we are Him, the beloved Son who always does the Father’s will, all the way, from the heart.

When we see Jesus suffering, while thinking of our own suffering, we must conclude that life’s disappointments could not be because God doesn’t love us, or have a plan for us. We know that Jesus Christ, through whom God did all of His great plan, came to earth and had a miserable life. It was because God love Him that He had a mess of a life.

If God was willing to give up His Son, and if His Son was willing to take all of that, can you imagine why God would ever withhold anything short of that from you?

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Message title: Strong Love: Everything Because of One
Week 6 of Super8: Supernatural Living for Natural People, a series on Romans 8
Scriptures: Romans 8:31-39
Preacher: Jeff Patterson
Date: 9/22/13

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Scripture: 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.

New City Catechism:

Q4: How and why did God create us?
A: God created us male and female in his own image to know him, love him, live with him, and glorify him. And it is right that we who were created by God should live to his glory.

Commentary on this question:

NCC Q4: How and why did God create us? from The Gospel Coalition

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