Summary: Nothing can separate us from God, once we are in Christ Jesus.
The Love of God
February 10, 2013 Morning Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: Nothing can separate us from God, once we are in Christ Jesus.
Focus Passage: Romans 8:31-39
Supplemental Passage: Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NASB)
Introduction: A certain medieval monk announced he would be preaching next Sunday evening on "The Love of God." As the shadows fell and the light ceased to come in through the cathedral windows, the congregation gathered. In the darkness of the altar, the monk lighted a candle and carried it to the crucifix. First of all, he illumined the crown of thorns, next, the two wounded hands, then the marks of the spear wound. In the hush that fell, he blew out the candle and left the chancel. There was nothing else to say. Source Unknown.
I. God is for us
a. No one can charge us with being guilty
b. Satan tries to accuse us, but Satan is a liar
c. Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1 NASB)
II. No one will separate us
a. Our feelings tell us that we are separated from God
b. Our feelings lie to us
c. "I will never leave you nor forsake you." (Hebrews 13:5b ESV)
III. We are more than conquerors
a. Through Christ we conquer death AND life
b. No matter the peril we face, we do it through the strength of Jesus
c. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, (2 Corinthians 4:17 NASB)