Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Love of Christ

Dear Saints, It is a tremendous blessing to be here in the congregation of the righteous. God’s intentions in Jesus Christ have come true.
Romans 5:8-10 Paraphrased. God commends His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Even more than this, we are justified by His blood and will be saved from wrath through Jesus. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled to God, we shall be saved by his life.
Rom. 8:31-39   What then shall we say to these things? 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 with him graciously give us all things? 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.”

Rom. 8:37   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.

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