We kicked off a new Series at Faith Renewed this week called OVERCOMER.
I get PUMPED with EVERY Series God puts on my heart to teach. This one is exciting because Romans 8 is the foundation chapter for this study. If I were stuck on a deserted island and could only take 1 chapter from the Bible with me, it would probably be this one. There are so many amazing truths in it! I encourage you to take some time and read it this week.
Sunday, we looked at verses 31-39. Take a look at these powerful words.
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,
39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 things every OVERCOMER must know
1. God IS FOR YOU
I lived a lot of my life thinking God was against me…I felt like He was waiting on me to fall, so He could kick me while I was down. I’ve learned over the years that He is waiting on me to fall. Not to kick me, but to pick me up. He’s on your side!
2. God NEVER CONDEMNS YOU
He will convict and correct, but never condemn. Not only does He not condemn you, HE’S INTERCEDING FOR YOU RIGHT NOW!
3. God WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
NOTHING will separate you from HIS LOVE. He loves you MORE than you know!
No matter what you may be up against,
YOU are MORE THAN A CONQUEROR through HIM.