Summary: God is for us
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1. There are some who have the perception that being a Christian isolates us from trouble and we’re immune to bad things.
2. But those of us who are Christians know different.
3. We have the same problems as everyone else.
4. We have the same sicknesses the same pain the same heartbreak.
5. We all live in the same fallen world and we all face many of the same circumstances as others.
B. Sometimes we as Christians get discouraged by the events in our lives.
1. Sometimes our hearts hurt because of things that happen in our lives beyond our control.
2. The news from the doctor the family member who fails the church friend who hurts us all of these things can crush us.
C. Read Romans 8:31–39.
Romans 8 : 31-39
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us who [can be] against us?
32 He that spared not his own Son but delivered him up for us all how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? [It is] God that justifieth.
34 Who [is] he that condemneth? [It is] Christ that died yea rather that is risen again who is even at the right hand of God who also maketh intercession for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or peril or sword?
36 As it is written For thy sake we are killed all the day long we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life nor angels nor principalities nor powers nor things present nor things to come
39 Nor height nor depth nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1. Paul was not a stranger to suffering and neither was the Roman church he was writing to in this passage.
2. But he gave the Romans encouragement and through this Word of God he will give you encouragement too.
3. Paul presented his encouragement in the form of four rhetorical questions. 4. Let’s look at these questions and the encouragement in the answers.
II. Who Can Be Against Us? (vv. 31–32)
A. If God is for us who can be against us?
1. Paul phrases this question as if God is for us!
2. According to what we read here as Christians God is for us.
3. God is on our side.
4. If this is true shouldn’t this be a tremendous encouragement to us?
5. Think about it if this statement is true then we as “Christians have the Creator and Lord of all the universe standing for us and with us.
B. How do we know that God is for us?
1. How can we know that this statement is true? 2. Look at verse 32.
C. What can we learn from this verse that will assure us that God is for us? 1.God didn’t spare His own Son.
a.God sent His Son Jesus Christ to this world.
b. Jesus was the only perfect person who ever lived.
c. He healed many people and touched many lives.
d. The Bible tells us Jesus was the express image of God.
e. In other words He was God in the flesh.
f. He is Emmanuel “God with us.”
g. This Jesus this “God with us” this perfect sinless person died on the cross.
h. God didn’t spare His Son but carried our His entire plan which included Jesus dying.
2.Why did Jesus come to die?
a. There is a vitally important two word phrase in verse 32.
b. It is the two words “for us.”
c. Why did God not spare His only Son?
d. Why did He deliver Him up to that cross