Photo by Tim Boote

The Great Impossibility – Romans 8:35-39

Dec 04, 2020 By: Steve Sherman Topic: Uncategorized Series: Romans 8 Scripture: Romans 8:35-39

Romans 8:35 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
    we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.(English Standard Version)

As Christians, we will suffer.  Romans 8:17 teaches that suffering with Christ precedes being glorified with Christ.  This suffering takes different forms in our individual lives and the life of each local church.  But the passage we will study together on Sunday gives the believer rock-solid assurance that nothing is able to separate us from the love of Christ.  No trial, nothing in all creation, can separate us from His love.  Though other things may be taken from us, we as believers are eternally secure in Christ’s love.  His love holds us fast!  In preparation for the sermon, read Romans 8:35-39.  Be thinking on why we as Christians need to hear the truths in these verses frequently, and be prayerfully meditating on this love that is described in verse 35 as “the love of Christ,” and in verse 39 as “the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Pastor Steve ShermanChristian Fellowship Church