Summary: A sermon that talks about how we can be assured of our salvation and because of that assurance we can serve God.

Believer’s Triumph

Romans 8:31-39



I. verses 31-34 31 What then are we to say about these things?

If God is for us, who is against us?£

32 He did not even spare His own Son,

but offered Him up for us all;

how will He not also with Him grant us everything?

33 Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect?

God is the One who justifies.

34 Who is the one who condemns?

Christ Jesus is the One who died, but even more, has been raised;

He also is at the right hand of God and intercedes for us.

As a believer we can truthfully say “if God be for us who can be against us?”

a. Once God saves you, you are His

a. He sent His son to die on the cross for you.

b. He sent His son to pay your sin debt

c. Since He sent his son to do that do you really think He can ever lose you.

d. Do you think anyone can ever do anything to you or in some way cause you to fall from God’s grasp.

i. If I, you, or Satan can do that than I, you, or Satan is more powerful than God and God is not God.

ii. But I, You, or Satan can’t so God has us and no matter what anyone does He will hold us for all eternity.

b. This is a message of comfort to us. To assure us in times of doubt and tribulations that God still holds us in His hands.

II. Who assures us? Who is the one who condemns?

Christ Jesus is the One who died,£ but even more, has been raised;

He also is at the right hand of God and intercedes for us.

a. Once we are saved it is Satan not God who accuses us.

b. Jesus intercedes for us in heaven. He defends us before Satan’s accusations. He says I bought him or her, my blood covers them and Satan’s accusations fail.

c. The word of God proclaims it is impossible to be separated from Chris.

35 Who can separate us from the love of Christ?

Can affliction or anguish or persecution£

or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

36 As it is written:

Because of You we are being put to death all day long;

we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered.

37 No, in all these things we are more than victorious

through Him who loved us.

38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life,

nor angels nor rulers,

nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,

39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing

will have the power to separate us

from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!

a. We may fear we have been abandoned by Christ because of the trials and tribulations that come our way. But we must remember that Jesus went through trials and tribulations also and He is there to walk every step of the way with us.

b. But Paul says we can separate us from Christ. And his answer is no one or nothing.

c. Christ’s death is the proof of His unconquerable love. Nothing can stop His constant presence with us.

i. We can feel secure in our salvation because of His love there fore we need not be afraid

ii. Satan and his followers are the principalities and power or unseen forces in this world.

1. they will attack us

2. they cannot overcome us

3. we are the conquerors because we have Chrsit within us and His power will protect us from any and all forces.

III. Are you facing trials and tribulations in your life tonight? Do you feel overwhelmed? You don’t have to. You can come here to the alter and surrender them to God. That does not mean that He will take them away or make things better but what it does mean is that God will empower you and strengthen you so that you can overcome and come out the other side of the trial or tribulation stronger and better. Men think back to basic training, let me paint a picture for those who were not there. “Thank you sir! May I do another?” Crouching on the ground, the recruit seemed barely touched by the sergeant’s rough treatment. He was doing push-ups; and a lot of them. Each time he pushed his struggling frame up, the sergeant would rest his boot on the small of the private’s back and down he would go again. Then his overseer would bark, “What do you like, soldier?” The recruit, prone and struggling to complete just one more cycle of lift, would shout out, “Thank you sir, may I do another?” Although it was obvious that the recruit really wasn’t interested in doing another push-up, it was also certain that he knew exactly what he was doing. It was the sargeant’s expectation that the recruit would ask, so the soldier made it his will to meet that expectation. He had been drilled to believe that the pain and the effort would be worth it in the end. The sergeant had guaranteed him that when he was through with his “style” of training, the recruit would be fit for duty and able to deal with anything the enemy might hand out.

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