Series: Romans 8
Life is more than winning. Alexander the Great supposedly wept when there were no more worlds for him to conquer. We are “more than conquerors.” Jesus more than defeated His enemies; He was exalted to the highest place of honor and is now seated at the Father’s right hand. When we choose to align ourselves with Jesus, we align ourselves with the greatest power that exists. All the promises of God find their “yes” in Jesus. He is more than everything we need.
Review chapter 8 by completing the three-column list in the back of this journal of what God has done and what we receive. For example, in verse 2, it says God has set us free from the law of sin and death. That is a definite act of God. Our benefit is found in verse 1, where it says we no longer live with condemnation. We did not do this ourselves; it is the gift of God. However, we must receive and apply the gift. I counted 16 ways our Benefactor acted on our behalf. I counted 25 benefits.
When I looked at my two columns, the obvious question was: “Who in their right mind wouldn’t want benefits like these: life, peace, freedom, no condemnation, adoption as children, etc.?” What God has done for us in Jesus is stunning. I cannot imagine why anyone would not want the Lord in their lives. Two possible explanations: Either they have not heard and understood this gift because we have not communicated the “Good News” in a winsome way; or they have a mind so completely set upon the flesh that they cannot comprehend how wonderful this gift really is.
Speaker: Tom Harrison
November 22, 2020
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