The Case for Grace (pt. 2)

Posted on 10/07/18 by John Lindell in The Book of Romans

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a truth-packed sermon titled, “The Case for Grace (pt. 2).” Join us as we read the second part of the Apostle Paul’s case for grace in Romans 8:33-39 and strengthen our understanding of God’s love and acceptance for us. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to rest in God’s mercy and freedom as He conforms you to the image of Jesus.

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The Case for Grace (pt. 2)

Romans 8:1 ESV
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

1st Question: What then shall we say to these things?

Romans 8:31a ESV
What then shall we say to these things?

2nd Question: If God be for us who can be against us?

Romans 8:31 ESV
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

3rd Question: If God gave us Jesus won’t He give us everything else we need?

Romans 8:32 ESV
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

4th Question: Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect?

Romans 8:33 ESV
Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect?

Romans 8:33 ESV
Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect?

Romans 8:29, 30 ESV
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son… And those whom he predestined he also called…

Revelation 12:9-10 NIV
The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.

Romans 8:33 ESV
Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.

2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

5th Question: Who is to condemn?

Romans 8:34a ESV
Who is to condemn?

1 John 3:19-22 NIV
This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him.

1 John 3:20b NIV
God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

1 John 3:21-22 NIV
Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him.

Romans 8:34 ESV
Who is to condemn?

Romans 8:34 ESV
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.

1. Christ Jesus Died

Romans 8:34 ESV
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.

2. Christ Jesus was raised

Romans 8:34 ESV
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.

Romans 4:25 NIV
He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.

3. Christ Jesus is at the right hand of God

Romans 8:34 ESV
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.

Hebrews 10:10-14 NIV
We have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God.Since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool, because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

4. Christ Jesus is interceding for us

Romans 8:34 ESV
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.

Hebrews 7:24-25 NIV
because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

6th Question: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

Romans 8:35 ESV
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

Romans 8:36 ESV
As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

Romans 8:37 ESV
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 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.