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No Matter What! (Romans 8:31-39)Jeff Patton, May 3, 2020
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
This world is full of tribulations. Peril is peril, whether it be death, depression, joblessness. No matter what we go thru, God is still in control. If one watches the news it’s really easy to get your mind off of God. Those that are saved, there is nothing to worry about, nothing to fear. So how do we know God is in control? Start in the beginning in Genesis and read to Revelation. It’s full of God saying He’s with us. If we build our house on the rock (born again), then when the storms come He will protect us. The birds do not want for food, the lilies they simply grow and do not worry. If God takes care of them, why wouldn’t He take care of you?
Many of times we like to get out in front of God and act like we know what’s going on. Then when things go wild we then look back at God and ask Him, Why?
If it wasn’t for the death of Christ and Him rising again then we wasted it all. Now Christ did wonderful things during His life walking on earth but if He didn’t sacrifice himself and rise again then it would’ve been a waste.
We the saved WILL face trouble, sickness, death, problems with work, with our money, everything. We are NOT living in our permanent resident down here on earth.
Now in Romans. If God is for us then who in this world could be against us. Did you know that it doesn’t matter what you do, you can’t loose your salvation. Nothing can separate you from the love of God! In Romans we see a question and it’s there for a purpose. Ask yourself, what CAN take away the love of God??
Yet another question, If God loved us so much to give us His ONLY son then why do you worry about your life? Now the word, elect it’s talking about God’s chosen people. God chose to die for your sins, He then chose to ask you to be saved. There isn’t anyone that can change that election. God created everything and if He chose to die for you, then who is anyone to say anything differently.
It’s by HIS blood that we are able to go into the thrown room of God and bring our problems to Him. Don’t we all have problems and troubles? Take them to the Lord, He told us to! You have one on your side. Don’t ever think that no one is for you! Satan is completely against you and wants you destroyed BUT GOD loves you and wants you to live a life of fullness. God will never leave you or forsake you!
What are you facing today? Your problems are not going to be the same as your neighbors. We all go thru our own problems and feelings. But, there is nothing you’re going to go thru that God can’t fix. No matter what you face today, He’s got it. There are many people that are scared. Many people think we should be in a panic but remember, God said not to fear.
Those things that are in the world, all they are going to do is cause more problems. The bar, the alcohol, the drugs, the pornography, etc. Those things will only bring more destruction and ultimately lead to death. Whether it’s death of life or death of friends or family.
In the story of Jesus in the boat and the storm was raging. They asked him if He didn’t care about them and He did! He cares today! he cared so much that He sacrificed His only son, was beat beyond recognition.
Romans 8:38-39 pretty much takes care of anything that can ever come against a person in their lifetime. There is nothing that anyone can door could have done to deserve Gods love.
We can go back time and time again to all those, “do you remember when” times and those will continue to happen. But, by putting your faith in Jesus Christ those times are nothing but growth spurts in our life down here.
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31What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 34Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (KJV)