Exalting Christ and Loving People

Romans 8 – Has God Chosen You?

If God is for us, who could be against us? Join us this Sunday for the second part to Romans 8 as Pastor Greg answers this and many other “who” questions.


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1) If God is for us, who can be against us? (vs. 31-32)


“The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The Lord
is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me. It
is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take
refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.” – Psalm 118:6-8


 Daniel 3, Joshua 1, Acts 7


2) Who can bring a charge against us? (vs. 33)


“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love
him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God
foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son,
that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those
he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he
justified, he also glorified.” – Romans 8:28-30


3) Who is the one that condemns us? (vs. 34)


“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each
of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body,
whether good or bad.” – 2 Corinthians 5:10


“For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son.”
– John 5:22


4) Who can separate us from the love of Christ? (vs. 35-39)
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus
Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 15:57


“Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.”
– Psalm 136:1-26

Digging Deeper

Q1: Share about a time something broke that was special to you.


Q2: If you were to make a list of those who are against you, who would be
on that list? Take a few moments to pray for each person. How can you
begin to heal those relationships?


Q3: Consider the accounts of Daniel 2, Joshua 1 and Acts 7. Share about a
time when you had this kind of confidence in the presence of God?
Q4: Read Luke 6:37-42. Is there anyone you need to ask forgiveness from
because you have been quick to judge them?


Q5: Read Romans 8:18-30. How does this passage encourage you in
present suffering?


Q6: Read 1 John 3:19-21. Sometimes our own hearts will try to condemn
us. How have you responded to this temptation in the past? What have you
done differently to overcome this?


Q7: What does it mean to be “more than conquerors? How can you do this?


Q8: When we are in distress we may feel very far from God. Think about
how you have felt in these situations. What did you try to do in your own
strength? How did you rely on God? What encouragement can you take
with you the next time you are faced with distress from Romans 8:35-39?