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And it is while burdened with trouble and struggling against sorrows that every believer has his victory to reach. The conflict may continue as long as life; but what is our life? If thou wast a single man, and thy universe bounded by a carpet-bag, how virtuous and honourable thou wouldst be! We all have our moral Sedans, where we are put to the alternative of winning or losing the crown of Christian character. Conc: Are you convinced? Let him say with the apostle, "Not I, but Christ who dwelleth in me. Romans 8:1-4. You say to God in effect, "The woman that Thou gavest to be with me, and the children of whom I am the father — these are my tempters." Note, then, further, that this abundant victory depends on how we deal with the changes of our outward lives, our sorrows or our joys. But at the outset we must guard against a perversion of the truth. The Christian loses nothing even by the fight itself. (Hebrews 1:1.) The law cannot — for its honour and claims have been satisfied in atoning blood. They were only out in the rough weather: they knew not the warmth of flattery or the power of the soft tongue. In just a moment I’m 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. Duration is all a now to Him. Till Satan and the world cease to be what they are, our Christian life must lie through temptations, opposing powers, influences that imperil and destroy. Answer: Romans 8:37 says, “We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” To conquer is to be victorious over an adversary. How do you overcome the perilous temptation of love of the world? What Does It Mean to Fulfill the Law in Romans 8:3–4? Paul reminds us in Romans 5:3-5: ‘More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.’ ITS ATTAINMENT. (1) Power. Possibly you may succeed! But the Christian fights neither for any set of men nor for himself: in contending for truth he contends for all men, but especially for God; and in suffering for the right he suffers with no prospect of earthly gain. In our day, the form and manner of opposition, temptation and danger are somewhat different, but they are just as real and almost as numerous. Links. I think not. In most wars the gain seldom makes any recompense for the effusion of blood; but the Christian's faith, when tried, grows stronger; his patience, when tempted, becomes more patient. "Persecution." If you are saved, you are “. by a whispered temptation! Joy (1 Thessalonians 1:6; James 1:2; John 16:20). Thus their victory is through Christ, and the songs of eternity ascribe all spiritual conquests to His love (Revelation 5:9, 12, 13). "In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us." VIII. 1. Lord Jesus Christ. In material warfare a man may conquer, often does, and not become a king. The power of sin to visit judgment through the law is a fearful thing to an unforgiven sinner; but before it all, the believer can stand in serene triumph and feel himself safe. Sermons by Book; Sermons by Topic; Sermons by Authors; Sermons by Series; Images . And yet there is neither moan nor sigh, no, not a tear; rather, a song of gladness, "In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us!" 35-39). 7:6-17). But, the Bible assures me that it is. There is room for all who love the Lord in this fight, and there are crowns for each. Return to the Main Player. So, then, about this abundant victory there are these things to say — You conquer the world only then when you make it contribute to your conscious possession of the love of Christ. The Church is often too indolent and peaceful for its proper development and high glory. In all probability the survivors were more broken in spirit than such as were appointed unto death. Return to the Main Player. The Message Update. "THROUGH HIM THAT LOVED US." 3. - "He loved me, and gave himself for me" (Galatians 2:20); "Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it." 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This, the apostle expresses his firm conviction, is also impossible; and this conviction, he states, is the result of his own experience. Nay, in all these things The former words being inserted in a parenthesis, these are an answer to the question in ( Romans 8:35) , "what shall separate us from the love of Christ? Romans 8:32(ESV) Verse Thoughts In the light of the staggering truth of this magnificent verse of scripture, we should never doubt God's depth of love towards us, and the enormous gift of grace, He has bestowed on ALL, who trust in the Son of His Love. He has developed some of the noblest attributes — as courage, self-sacrifice, perseverance. Love Fulfills the Law Not so in this spiritual victory; the man who once conquers sin, becomes unconquerable for ever — he is kept by the power of God, etc. This great love of Jesus Christ, from which nothing can separate us, will use the very things that seem to threaten our separation as a means of coming nearer to us in its depth and in its preciousness. Romans Chapter 8 is the last line on the test of life. It works everywhere you sign in, even with the mobile app! (7) So far from this, they were even slain for their fidelity to truth and to God. Testament Sermons "In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us." : The photographer for a national magazine was of destitution. This process is very painful, but it is very necessary Edgar : Romans 8:31-39: The Uncertainties and Certainties of a New Year: a New Year's Sermon: C.H. The victory is exceedingly great and glorious, far beyond what is accomplished in any other warfare. "I can do all things," said Paul, " through Christ who strengtheneth me" (Psalm 18:29; Isaiah 30:1; 1 Corinthians 12:9, 10; Revelation 12:11). Reading Sermon by Rev. Nor shrink from the battle with the "last enemy." They overcome those powers of darkness which have overcome the world. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Articles Sermons Topics Books Podcasts Filter Resources By Ask Pastor John. Romans 8:37. who we are in Him! Indeed, the tormentors were tormented to think they could not conquer timid women and children. think we should seek the Lord’s face and ask Him for the faith to live like a “super Praise Your wonderful name for this glorious truth that no matter what happens in my life, I am a conqueror through Christ. This is I read it often to her. As it is written, For Thy sake we are killed all the day long, Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors. But though through Christ, it is not without our own effort. Romans 8:37. 10). Romans chapter eight moves to a grand climax of assurance of salvation and sanctification. Passion catches fire by antagonisms. The condemning power of the law and sin. He is "the same yesterday.". Much depends upon the leader. Romans 8:35-39 (3) concluded Romans 8. "More than conqueror's." No creature in the heavens or on the earth. This is a point of grand importance to us. But who could do this? 8:35-39.) The apostles gave the right answers to violence — what reply shall we make to subtlety? These are: 1. II. And his answer is, So far from that being the case, that very love, by occasion of sorrows and afflictions, tightens its grasp upon us, and, by the communication of itself to us, makes us more than conquerors. There are two ways in which we can conceive it possible for a separation to be made between us and God's love. He is omniscient, the past, present, and the future are all alike to Him. One big brute has beaten another big brute, that is all. Romans 9 . Where we have from the Hebrews a groan, we have from the Christians a song (Romans 8:35, 36; Stephen, Acts 6:15 and Acts 7:55-60; Matthew 5:12; Romans 5:3; 2 Corinthians 12:10; Philippians 1:29; Hebrews 10:3, 4; James 1:2; 1 Peter 4:13, 16). IV. It was with a glow of pride and thankfulness that the Hebrew singer recounted the deliverance from Egypt, and the entrance to Canaan's land (see also Psalm 78., 105., 106., 107.). The power by which he overcomes is nobler far. he saw one part of the Church, below, sealed in the great tribulation, and another part of the Church, above, caught up out of it. Text: Romans 8:35-39. If the man who shrank from martyrdom may escape, what escape can there be for the man who took forbidden fruit, did things in secret which he was ashamed of in public, and who was separated from the love of Christ, not nominally and professionally, but who had his heart eaten out of him by some invisible and voracious foe? It was so with private Christians in apostolic times (1 Peter 4:13-16). 3. Romans 8:35-39 (3) concluded Romans 8. Our victories, in which we remain safe, are a means of increasing our faith, our love, our power. They knew that He loved them, and that if they suffered for His sake, it was His love which let them suffer for their ultimate gain, and for His permanent honour. So, ... 23 – Sermons 120+ – Illustrations / Stories 35 – Children's Sermons / Resources 23 – Worship Resources 22 – Commentary / Exegesis 4 – Pastor's Devotions His armour, riveted upon his soul by the Holy Spirit, he cannot lose. It is used in the case of persons who are bearing heavy burdens, and are heavily pressed upon. "nay", it shall not, nor any of the other things mentioned: "in all these things"; afflictions, distresses, persecutions, famine, nakedness, sword, or any other thing of the same kind: Chapters 1 to 8 … New; Topics; Prayer . Romans 8:37. To this period alone do we feel warranted in referring this psalm. A continual dropping will wear away the solid rock; and the most perilous trials of Christians may be suffered from quiet but continuous touches of evil from the world and sin. THE LAURELS OF THE FIGHT. 4. (2) The same as to Christ. When you threatened him with the stake, he spat upon your fire; when you tempted him with a bribe, he said, "I will think about it." All his resources are augmented by the result. The apostle, with a wonderful instinctive sense of fitness, names Christ here by a name congruous to the thoughts which occupy his mind, when he speaks of Him that loved us. It has been said that a man's sins are aids to progress, because by falling under temptation and then overcoming it he is stronger than if he had never fallen. Maybe our parent is on an… shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? I saw upon the lake of Orta, in northern Italy, on some Roman holy day, a number of boats coming from all quarters of the lake towards the church upon the central islet of the lake, and it was beautiful to hear the plash of the oars and the sound of song; and the rowers never missed a stroke because they sang, neither was the song marred because of the plash of the oars, but on they came, singing and rowing: and so has it been with the Church of God. ", 1. HOW WE ARE MADE CONQUERORS. – To be squeezed or to feel pressure. The Christian never loses sight of the fact that he has been, and still is, a guilty sinner. 4. And so we may say Christ's love helps to conquer because in His death He interprets for us all possible sorrows. He has made to us new discoveries of His love in it, and these have made us more determined to love and adhere to Him. Other love will often cool and wither away of itself; here is a love which nothing can wear away. he saw one part of the Church, below, sealed in the great tribulation, and another part of the Church, above, caught up out of it. Romans 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. In the end, victory comes "Yet amidst all these things"(TCNT) "More than conquerors"-5245. hupernikao {hoop-er-nik-ah"-o}; from 5228 and 3528; to vanquish beyond, i.e. II. The entrance into Christ's Church is not decided by rites nor by birth, save by the new birth of the Holy Ghost. But here again, in view of it all, God throws down on you the light and cheer of this experience of the apostle: "In all these things we are more than conquerors. from our lives when we are being purified than He will if we are allowed to Christ showed them how to conquer by enduring and conquering as their example. 1. Romans 8:31-39 Romans 8:37-39 "Nothing" Trudy Eckart Funeral Romans 8 was Trudy's favorite Bible passage. IV. He has been tempted and tried; he was very weak, yet somehow he has conquered. They conquered the stake: can we throw off the silken cords? Neither features nor racial marks form any sign of this new brotherhood. III. "nay", it shall not, nor any of the other things mentioned: "in all these things"; afflictions, distresses, persecutions, famine, nakedness, sword, or any other thing of the same kind: Romans 7 Romans 8:37-39 Romans 9 Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. 3. In this we are more than conquerors in Christ. It is more than a mere victory which the believer gains. 2. It is by so receiving the grace of Christ as to crucify your affection for its follies and sins. If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? Look at Blandina, enveloped in a net, tossed upon the horns of bulls, and then made to sit in a red hot iron chair to die, and yet unconquered to the close. In a better sense, there are giants in all days — Christians made mightier than all the powers of evil. THU, INSTEAD OF AN AGONIZING CRY TO GOD TO INTERPOSE, THERE IS A PEAL OF TRIUMPH THAT NO INTERPOSITION IS NEEDED. IN THE MIDST OF FIERCEST PERSECUTION, CHRISTIANS HAVE REALIZED THE CHANGELESSNESS OF DIVINE LOVE; even when they were "counted as sheep for the slaughter." 200 and B.C. Where is the glory? Are there not professors whose methods of trade are just as vicious as those of the most tricky? 2. This is the commonest way of the warfare of the world and sin on the Christian. Actually to get the full force of what he was saying we need to go back as far as the 24th verse where we see that our salvation, resting firmly on the love of God, involves the intercession of the Holy Spirit, the sovereign Nay, in all these things The former words being inserted in a parenthesis, these are an answer to the question in ( Romans 8:35) , "what shall separate us from the love of Christ? III. James Boice (Romans: The Reign of Grace [Baker], 2:983) uses the analogy of a mountain climber, tied to his guide with a rope. But such does not appear to have been the case. Indeed, most material conquerors have suffered great losses; if not a loss of property, a loss of friends; a loss, perhaps, of health; a loss of peace of mind. But a Christian conqueror has lost nothing. A CONQUEROR IN THIS BATTLE IS A GLORIOUS CHARACTER He who conquers his passions, and subdues all the evil tendencies of his nature, is a hero in the highest sense. THE HATRED OF THE JEW BY THE GENTILE IS SUCCEEDED BY THE WORLD'S HATRED OF THE CHURCH. 3. He stands at your side a crownless king, and waving a broken sceptre. 1. Is it no real victory when beneath the pressure of great affliction the Christian is enabled to say, "Though He slay me yet will I trust in Him"? Go to that self-same man in a neighbourly way and show him how a certain thing in trade can be done so as to put him into the possession of considerable resources — with which he can afterwards do good. the common problems all people face. Note: If an expositor unfolds Psalm 44. historically only, he must transfer himself to the ancient times; but if he will deal with that psalm from a Christian standpoint, he will have a glorious field for expansion in contrasting the piteous wail of Psalm 44:22 with the gladsomeness with which the very same words are quoted and applied in the eighth chapter of the Epistle to the Romans. Romans 8:37 Further Study. Trials are turned into occasions of development and power. 38). We are told that "young men must be young men"; that by a few outbursts of wild immoral life at first, they give vent to the fierce impulses of evil — which must come forth — and then settle down into a calmer and stronger manhood. Some hear about God's holiness, and give up ever trying to make the grade. In this lab, John Piper looks at Paul’s use of Psalm 44 to see how we are more than conquerors in all our suffering. AN OVERVIEW. V. 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