Monday, December 24, 2012

Romans 8

We are already half way done with Romans can you believe it? Thanks again to everyone who is reading and posting! Keep it up you are all doing great! :)

The first part of Romans 8 talks about how the law could not save us because of our sinful nature. So God sent his son Jesus to save us. Then it talks about how people who think of sinful things will never please God. But people who think of good things will always please God. Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. (Romans 8:5 NLT). Then it says that when Jesus is with us we are forgiven, and because he is in us we belong to God. Because of this it says: And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In God's glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. (Romans 8:17 NLT).

Next it talks about how God knows about us, how he knows what we need even before we pray for it. It also talks about how God helps us in times of need. And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don't know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. (Romans 8:26 NLT). Has there ever been a time when you knew you had to trust God?

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who could ever be against us? (Romans 8:31 NLT). This verse is talking about how if God is with us then we can do anything because he will take care of us. Then in chapter 8 it starts talking about how we can never be separated from the Lord.


Joe Hinkle said...

These verses stuck out to me today.

Verse 13
For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

Verse 31
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Verses 38-39
38For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor 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.

They all talk about living with the Lord and how if you do so, nobody else can separate you from Him. Notice it doesn't you you can separate yourself from God. You have a choice and God will not force Himself on you, but if you want to be with God, nobody can stop you.

Anonymous said...

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. 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. ( Romans 8:38 NLT)

I really liked this verse. It shows us that NOTHING can separate us from the love of God. God's love is perfect! It's amazing how God can love us even when we aren't lovable. Here are some other verses that talk about God's unconditional, unfailing love: 1 John 4:8, psalms 33:5, 1 Thessalonians 1:4, John 3:16, and Romans 5:5 are a few:)

What then shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? ( Romans 8:31 NLT)

I also really liked this verse. It talks about how if God is for us that no one can be against us. I like that a lot. Sometimes it's easy to get put down and feel defeated but, if God is with us in it then nothing can keep us down. This doesn't mean that everything will go perfectly but that it will work out the way God intended in His own time. It's just like Impact church. We all prayed and trusted God in the beginning and continue to but that doesn't mean that we didn't get persecuted by others and several things stood in our way. But God has blessed us and helped us. With Him we have been able to overcome everything and are reaching others for Him.

Also i would like to ask everyone to keep praying for the lost people's names on the tree. I'm hoping and praying that they will be reached for Christ.~abby<3