SCRIPTURES TO READ: Romans 8:33-39
33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
QUESTIONS TO ANSWER:
1. How does Paul defend any charges of condemnation made against believers? (V34)
2. What is Jesus doing for believers today? (V34)
3. Make a list of the all things or people that Paul says cannot separate believers from the love of God in Christ Jesus. (Vv35,38,39)
4. How does Paul encourage believers who might be feeling hopeless in their suffering? (V37)