Camp 3: Sanctification
Romans 8:31-39 NASB
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? 33 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; 34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. 35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 Just as it is written,
“For Your sake we are being put to death all day long;
We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Paul’s Questions (8:31-39)
- Opposition? (v. 31)
- Provision? (v. 32)
- Condemnation? (v. 33-34)
- Separation? (v. 35-39)
- Paul ends by asking a series of questions—read Romans 8:31-39.
- Question 8:31, “If God is for us, who is against us?” What are you most anxious, fearful, worried, and consumed by? How does this question impact how we are to live and view difficulties?
- Question 8:33, “Who will bring a charge against God’s elect?” What do you carry the most guilt, shame, and blame over? How does this keep you separated and isolated? How is this question intended to secure and set us free?
- Question 8:35, “Who will separate us from the love of Christ?” When do you feel the most insecure, unsure, unwanted, or unloved? How does this impact how you relate to people? How does Paul’s answer impact and redirect us?