The Case for Grace (pt. 1)

Posted on 09/30/18 by John Lindell in The Book of Romans

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a powerful sermon titled, “The Case for Grace (pt. 1).” Join us as we read the first part of the Apostle Paul’s case for grace in Romans 8:31-34 and learn incredible truth about the righteousness we have through faith in Christ. Our prayer is that this message would deepen your understanding of the grace and freedom from condemnation that is given to those who put their faith in Jesus!

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The Case for Grace (pt. 1)

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

Romans 1:16 ESV
the gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…

Romans 1:17 NIV
For in the gospel a righteousness is revealed that comes by faith from start to finish

Romans 3:10 ESV
None is righteous, not even one

Romans 3:21-24 NLT
But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law… We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God freely and graciously declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.

Romans 5:1 NLT
Since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.

Romans 6:2 NIV
We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?

Romans 6:22a NIV
But now that you have been set free from sin and… the benefit you reap leads to holiness,

Romans 7:4 NLT
You died to the law with Christ.

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

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?

Romans 8:31b ESV
If God is for us, who can be against us?

Ephesians 6:12 NIV
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Psalm 23:4 NIV
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 27:1 NIV
The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 46:1 NIV
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Isaiah 40:25-31 NIV
“To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by oneand calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. Why do you say, 0 Jacob, and complain, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God”? Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

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?

Isaiah 53:4 NIV
But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed.

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.

1 Peter 2:24 ESV
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree…

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?

Romans 8:32 ESV
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all,

Romans 4:25 NLT
He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God.

Matthew 27:46 ESV
Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Galatians 3:13 NLT
But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing.

Romans 8:32 ESV
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us,

1 Peter 3:18 ESV
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous,

Romans 5:8 NLT
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

Romans 5:10 ESV
while we were enemies…

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?

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?