Posts Tagged ‘Romans 8’

To Be With Jesus

Romans 8:37-39 No matter what comes, we are more than conquerors through Christ, who loved us. For I am absolutely 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…

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As Comeback Kids

Romans 8:28-29 God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and who are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son.   IMAGE DETAILS The Woodlands, Texas Forest View Apartments Pencil Fall 2008

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To Hope With Anticipation

We are longing for the total redemption of our bodies that comes when our adoption as children of God is complete— for we have been saved in this hope and for this future. But hope does not involve what we already have or see. For who goes around hoping for what he already has? But…

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To Be More Than A Conqueror

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Psalms say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are like sheep awaiting slaughter.”) No,…

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To Embrace Growing Pains

All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is stirring us within; we too experience these birth pangs. We are longing for the total redemption of our bodies; for full…

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To Believe You Are Loved

Nothing can ever separate us from God’s love! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture. None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, not our fears…

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To Be Covered In Prayer

If we wait expectantly for things we have never seen, then we hope with true perseverance and eager anticipation. A similar thing happens when we pray. We are weak and do not know how to pray, so the Holy Spirit steps in and articulates prayers for us with groaning too profound for words. Don’t you…

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To Trust God’s Timing

All creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager…

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To Win No Matter What

What can come between us and the love of Jesus? Can troubles, hardships, persecution, hunger, poverty, danger, or even death? The answer is, absolutely nothing. As the psalm says, “On your behalf, our lives are endangered constantly; we are like sheep awaiting slaughter.” But no matter what comes, we will always taste victory through him…

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To Live In A State Of Hope

All creation has been groaning in unison with birthing pains up until now. And there is more; it’s not just creation — all of us are groaning together, too. Though we have already tasted the firstfruits of the Spirit, we are longing for the total redemption of our bodies that comes when our adoption as…

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