Chuck Wysong - The Most Encouraging Chapter In The Bible
THE MOST ENCOURAGING CHAPTER IN THE BIBLE
March 24, 2019
5 Encouraging statements in Romans 8
1. There is NO CONDEMNATION..
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
Paul’s key phrase to describe Christians - “In Christ Jesus” 164 times in the NT
“God did not send his son into the world to condemn it, but to save the world through him.” John 3:17
2. There is NO LIMITATION.
“Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.”
Romans 8:5-6 NLT
The Key to Victory in your Life - is YOUR MIND.
“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.”
Romans 8:11 NLT
3. There is NO DESPERATION.
You can rely on hope if you do 3 things..
• You rely on God’s Promise
“Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.” Romans 8:18 NLT
• You can rely on God’s prayers.
“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.”
Romans 8:26 NLT
• You can rely on God’s Purposes.
And we know that in all things, he doesn't say for all things, he says in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose . Romans 8:28.
4. There is NO INTIMIDATION.
““What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.” Romans 8:31-34 NLT
5. There is NO SEPARATION.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:35
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39