Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: Romans 8:31-39, Mark 8:31-38.

Sermon Notes

Romans 8 is one of the high points of the New Testament. Its words provide reassurance and comfort in the uncertainties and troubles of life. Paul declares gospel truths through several rhetorical questions. Here are three to consider:

  1. “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rom. 8:31 ESV) – the truth that God is for us should not be taken for granted. It was made possible through the work of justification.
  2. “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?” (Rom. 8:32 ESV) – God’s greatest act of generosity, the life of his only son Jesus, gives us assurance that he will generously provide all that we need.
  3. “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” (Rom. 8:35 ESV) – there is no circumstance or power in the universe that can separate us from the love of God. This gives us the ability to speak truth to our fears and worries.

Sermon Application

  1. Can God be “for you” and still discipline, correct, or rebuke you (hint: consult Hebrews 12:3-11)?
  2. Can you recall some stories of God’s faithful provision in your life?
  3. What can we hold onto when we’re waiting on God’s provision? How can we reassure ourselves that he is, in fact, generous even when we feel in need (or in want).
  4. What enables us to “win a most glorious victory” in the midst of a struggle? Is this just wishful thinking or have you found this to be true in your life?
  5. Have you explored other religions, spiritualities, or life philosophies? What did they offer that appealed to you? How is it different from what Christianity offers?
  6. Describe one place in your life where you need to speak truth to fear? What are three things Randy mentioned that are resources to combat fear and worry in our lives?

Questions?

Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Randy Forrester (RForrester@StAndrews.Church).

Audio & Video

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