Alan Clark (28 May 2011)
"If This Doesn't Fire You Up-You Are Dead!"

 
Romans 8

1        Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,

2        because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.

9        You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

15      For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."

16      The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.

17      Now if we are children, then we are heirs-- heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

18      I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

26      In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

27      And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.

28      And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

31      What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?

32      He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all-- how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

33      Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.

34      Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died-- more than that, who was raised to life-- is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

35      Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?