nothing can separate us from the love of god sermon

03/09/2014. Sermon - Romans 8:26-39 – Nothing Can Separate Us from God's Love Pitts Creek and Beaver Dam Churches July 24, 2011 So far in the eighth chapter of the Book of Romans, we have been listening to the Apostle Paul tell us that we are not good enough. 20 for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. 8 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. He is a Warrior King who comes to our aid. So, what Paul is getting at is that if God would give us His absolute most precious possession why would we ever doubt that He would withhold other less costly gifts. We could imagine that there would be enemies trying to accuse us of some sin or even trying to convince God that we are guilty of some crime that would make our salvation null and void. No one can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ including ourselves. We learned in Romans that now as believers there is a war between our spirit and our flesh. I. God makes it clear in His Word that nothing can separate us from His love. What Paul is telling us is that for a believer to ever be lost there would need to be someone mightier than God. We learned that all of creation is groaning in affliction eagerly waiting the glorification of God’s children, the church groans while it is waiting, Holy Spirit groans as He continually comes to our aid in prayer. Isaiah 50:8–9 (ESV). God is on our side. Posted on July 15, 2018 Rob Bell, former pastor of the Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, put out a series of discussion starter videos several years ago. Who are those who would try to condemn us? And the great display of God's love is the cross. So I encourage you to claim this promise from God today…and commit Romans 8:38-39 to memory. Proposition: Nothing can separate you from God's love. In fact, justification effects no actual change whatsoever in the sinner’s nature or character. 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 created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 28 And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. It comes to us as a free gift of God based on the faith that He also gives us. Now the Apostle gloriously throws these five questions out and , as it were, dares anyone to object. And he is interceding for us, which means he is seeing to it that his finished work of redemption does in fact save us hour by hour and bring us safe to eternal joy. Some have called this grand culmination of Chapter 8 the Hymn of thanksgiving or the hymn of assurance. It is God who justifies. Satan is called the accuser of the brethren and he may accuse us of various things but the accusations do not matter because Christ’s death has paid for our sin and the One who is responsible to render our verdict has already justified us. When we rightly understand Chapter 8 we will then Like the Apostle Paul praise God for all He has done on our behalf. You might argue that it was easy for Paul to talk that way. Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross not only is the foundation of our salvation but also of our security. For I am convinced, Paul writes to the first century followers of Jesus, For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Because the Son loved us so much while we were still under condemnation, He “gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us out of this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father” (Gal. The love of God is unconditional and unending love. Here’s Paul’s experience of most all of these examples and He concluded that even in these very serious times of suffering that when he had nothing else, he still had the love of God. ~ Devotionals Daily Ephesians 1:3–9 (ESV) Life can’t do it. 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Listen struggling Christian God is for you. Justification is a divine judicial edict. The cross is the guarantee of the continuing, unfailing generosity of God. Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? How do these truths make you better fit to courageously serve Christ against all types of opposition? 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. Again, aren’t you glad Paul didn’t just write will God not give us all things? V. There is nothing that can separate us from the love of Christ but ourselves! Hard things now or in the future cannot! 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? He’s like the grizzly bear caring for her cubs. We may even try through guilt or whatever to try and condemn ourselves that doesn’t work either. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. Nothing that life throws our way can separate us from Him. And he is interceding for us, which means he is seeing to it that his finished work of redemption does in fact save us hour by hour and bring us safe to eternal joy. In fact God created each of them. There could never be a costlier gift than the death of Jesus for us. by Pastor Sarah | Jul 26, 2020 | Pastor Sarah, Sermon. He is at the right hand of God and is therefore ruling for us. When we discover all God has done to seal our eternal destiny we too can praise Him of salvation and for glorification. Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. In Romans 8:38-39, Paul says,. 23 Are they servants of Christ? “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”. The truth is, we need many things, some of which are very costly and vital to our survival and our spiritual growth. So, there can be no charge brought against God’s elect because they have already been declared righteous through faith. I’m very glad Paul did not simply say, who can be against us. The reason Paul can say that nothing will separate us from the love of Christ is because Christ is alive and is still loving us now. The world, this sinful system is fighting against us. Let’s really think about what Paul has told us in Romans? For I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love: neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, Holman Christian Standard Bible For I am persuaded that not even death or life, angels or rulers, things present or things to come, hostile powers, There is no answer…there is no one to condemn God’s people. 11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. Many Christians will accept that nothing outside of ourselves can separate us from God’s love, but they live with the constant fear that they might jump out of the Lord’s saving hand. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Forensic decrees like this are fairly common in everyday life. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, [] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 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. Are there ways in which you’re living in fear of being separated from God’s love? 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. Re-read the Bible verses above and be encouraged that Jesus is your Rock of refuge! God is for us. Who Can Lay A Charge Against God's Elect v. 33-34 Justification is an act of God's free grace unto sinners effectually called to Jesus Christ, wherein he pardons all their sins and accepts them as righteous in his sight, only for the righteousness of Christ, imputed to them and received by faith alone. Come join the conversation on our blog! No, but they can make us feel as if God doesn’t love us. Because God is for us, no one can successfully be against us, Because God gave us Christ He will also give us everything we need, Because God justified us there is no one who can successfully accuse us, Because Jesus is Crucified, Risen and Interceding for us there is left no one who can condemn us, Because God forever loves us we are more than conquerors. Sermon – Dreamers: Mary, “The Lord Is With You” – Pastor Paisley Le Roy, Sermon – Dreamers: Finding Joy – Pastor Sarah Rohde. For no-one and nothing can harm the people of God whom God has foreknown, predestined, called, justified, and glorified.[1]. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 1 Bob wilkin is the Executive Director of Grace Evangelical Society. Because God loves us we will never be separated from His love. Chicago: Moody Press. 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of God-Romans 8:35-39 Bethel Reformed Church Exeter. They can confuse us into thinking we have been rejected. Nothing Can Separate us From God’s Love. Paul begins with an all-encompassing rhetorical question, If God is for us, who is against us? Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. Why do we ever think its any other way? 24 Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. The only Judge who can declare the verdict has already declared us just and righteous. Share Romans 8:26-39 with your congregation with this dramatic reading set to a moving video montage. IV. The word if translates the Greek conditional particle ei, signifying a fulfilled condition, not a mere possibility the meaning of the first clause is therefore “Because God is for us.”, The obvious implication is that if anyone were able to rob us of salvation they would have to be greater than God Himself, because He is both the giver and the sustainer of salvation. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. Here is the point of the entire Bible really…God is for us. In giving us His Son, He gave us everything. Or how can we be sure God will meet our needs? I received Jesus as my Lord and Saviour from an early age. Even danger or martyrdom can’t do it. 34 Who is to condemn? Justification is by faith and not works. by Brian Evans, Nothing Can Separate Us From the Love of God. Death cannot! [2] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (1991). Sermon for the Internation Day of Prayer 2015. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons. Perfect for lectionary! They suggest that while no one or nothing can at any time separate us from God’s love, we can choose to separate ourselves from His love. However, God's love never ends. And the foundation of our life is firmly supported by the rock of Christ’s love. Because the Father loved us so much while we were still under condemnation, “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Cor. 502–503). 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—. Neither can angels, governments, or powers. Office : (630) 584-6027 Fax: (630) 584-2674, Serving our community since 1882. So, he takes us to the cross. The world and its fallen system is against us, the devil is against us etc. He challenges anybody and everybody, in heaven, earth, or hell, to answer them and to deny truth, which they contain. 32 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? It describes what God declares about the believer, not what He does to change the believer. God wants you to become a Christian and remain faithful. God stopped him in his tracks on the road to Damascus, where he was going to arrest Christians, and God called him to … the love of God – who he is. That’s what he means when he begins verse 31 with…31 What then shall we say to these things? 2However, I have found a few people who thought that the expression in verse 39, “nor any other created thing,” presented an exception. Again the accuser of the brethren, the devil (the accuser) tries. July 26, 2020 For I am convinced, Paul writes to the first century followers of Jesus, For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Copyright 2020 Bethlehem Lutheran Church - St. Charles, IL. "I took my son to our priest," reported her friend, "and he got him straightened out for good." https://gccwaverly.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/sermon-7-15-18.mp3, Disciple Hour: Chapter 2- Christ’s Glory as God’s Representative, Sermon: True Israel and God’s Purpose of Election Romans 9:1-13. The Apostle asks his fifth question, 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? We cannot loose our salvation. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ. a. Mortality is not a problem for God's love. 36 As it is written. In its theological sense, justification is a forensic, or purely legal, term. Chicago: Moody Press. This is one of Paul’s greater to least arguments. II. Any other power cannot! He is so sure that he even goes through an exhaustive list. In fact, justification effects no actual change whatsoever in the sinner’s nature or character. It wants us to conform to its image. (Read full chapter Romans 8:38 For I know that nothing can keep us from the love of God. The devil and his army of demons are very much our adversaries they hate us because we are made in God’s image and because we are redeemed. The reason Paul can say that nothing will separate us from the love of Christ is because Christ is alive and is still loving us now. It changes our status only, but it carries ramifications that guarantee other changes will follow. ID. Since God gave us the greatest gift; since He met our greatest need with His greatest gift then why would we ever doubt that He would withhold a lesser gift for a lesser need. Father!”. Nothing can take us from God’s sovereign hands we are forever His, no matter what. 36 As it is written. 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. Life cannot! We’d love to hear from you about trusting Jesus through painful circumstances. Once we are born-again sons of God, it’s up to us to become persuaded in our own minds to believe God… Is there anyone stronger than God, the Creator of everything and everyone who exists?[2]. The great display of God's power is the resurrection. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? NOTHING CAN SEPARATE US FROM GOD’S LOVE. Truth Taught- Because of the work of Christ we are forever God’s children and forever loved by Him no matter what. July 26, 2020 For I am convinced, Paul writes to the first century followers of Jesus, For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Paul takes us to the cross then he takes us to the empty tomb to prove that full payment has been made for us. Famine could not do it, lack of material goods even destitute of the very basic things would not have the power to separate us from God’s love. But can the demons separate us from the love of God? Why doesn’t it matter? Now Paul sets us down, as it were, in the courtroom of God. Afflictions, Sufferings, Trials we learned only cause God’s people to be more like Jesus and God’s love is seen through these. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. It wants to hinder us and get us off track in order to follow its lusts. But will you? In this lab, John Piper reveals the love of God for us, and calls us all to love one another in response to this great love. Now, if that wasn’t enough, he thirdly takes us to the throne room of God where Jesus is currently interceding for us. All the powers of hell and the world could come against us but they will never prevail because God is for us in Jesus Christ. Pastor Harrison Bolton of Greater New Hope C.O.G.I.C., located in Chicago Heights, IL, preaches a sermon called "Who Shall Separate Us From The Love Of God." Can you see Paul asking this fifth question and then looking around to see if there is anything that can successfully separate us from God’s love. Beloved even if we desired to condemn ourselves, even that wouldn’t work. God loves you when you are alive or dead. Church Video Illustration: Nothing Can Separate us From the Love of God. God delivers and rescues. 5:21). We know that all things work for our good (Romans 8:28). Because Jesus died to pay for all the sin that could condemn us there is nothing left for our accusers to use against us. That is the point of Romans 8:35, “Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.” God is calling us to new depths of love for each other and for those outside. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods. BUT…none of these can compare to God. Not one single thing! Now you see how comprehensive and universal is Paul’s disavowal of the possibility of some secret force one day erupting into our lives resulting in the love of Christ being torn away from us. We cannot be plucked up or blown over. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. As long as His love is in us and His works are done by us we shall not be separated. No one nor anything has the ability to condemn people that Christ died for. 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