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"The God Who is For Us"
Wednesday Evening Home Bible Study
June 23, 2004
Since it is God Himself who supports us in our salvation, we can be
assured that nothing will ever prevail against us to separate us from
I. GOD HIMSELF IS "FOR US" IN HIS PLAN OF CONFORMING US
TO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST (v. 31).
A. Paul's phrase, What shall we say to these things" point
us back to all that has been affirmed by Paul up to this point in his
1. It points back to our justification in Christ through
faith (chapters 1-5).
2. It points back to our sanctification in Christ apart from the
3. It points back, most specifically, to Paul's explanation of
our future glorification in Christ that God is, even now, in the
process of bringing about (8:18-30).
B. Our response to "these things" is to be one of confidence, because
God Himself is for us in them.
II. AND IF GOD IS FOR US IN THEM, NOTHING CAN PREVAIL "AGAINST US"
A. No need can prevail against us in Christ (v. 32).
1. God has made the greatest sacrifice He could for our
a. He didn't spare His own Son the punishment for our
sins on the cross.
b. He delivered up His own Son for us all.
2. If He made such a sacrifice for us, He will freely give us
everything else we need.
B. No charge of sin can prevail against us in Christ (vv. 33-34).
1. Since God Himself justifies us, no one else can bring
a charge against us (v. 33).
2. Since Christ Himself saves us by His death, burial, resurrection
and ongoing intercession, no one else can condemn us (v. 34).
C. No created thing can separate us from the love of Christ (vv.
1. We do suffer the threats of forces against us (vv. 35-36).
2. But in all these things, we're "super-victorious" through God
3. The reason is because nothing in creation can separate us from
the love of God in Christ (vv. 38-39).