God is for us!

God has our back – God is for us!

Paul explains how God is for us and not against us. 1- God is for us – He gave up His son for us 2- God is for us – He graciously gives to us 3- God is for us – He grants victory over all

Scripture: Romans 8:31-8:39

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

Psalm 121:1-2 “I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”

Truly, our help does come from the Lord whether we realize this or not. If it hadn’t been for His intervention and blessing we wouldn’t be as well off today as we are. We have been protected from evil and the evil one and we have been blessed with good things from God! GOD IS FOR US! He’s not against us, HE IS FOR US!

PROP.- Paul explains how great it is that God is for us and not against us.
1- God is for us – He gave up His son for us
2- God is for us – He graciously gives to us
3- God is for us – He grants victory over all

I. GOD IS FOR US – HE GAVE UP HIS SON FOR US

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.

What has been your greatest gift in life? And what has been the greatest gift you’ve given to someone: your husband or wife or perhaps your children? In regard to our children, we might think in terms of something material, but in reality, probably the greatest gift we ever gave to our children is when we led them in the way of Christ.

Ephesians 6:4 “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”

If you bless a child’s life with the Lord, you bless them forever. If you bless them with something material, it’s only a temporary form of kindness. They will forget the material stuff but will never forget that which affects them eternally.

ILL.- One man said: “My father was an elder in our church for many years. When I was a boy, eleven years of age, an evangelist held a series of meetings in our church. One night he asked every Christian to come forward and also asked those who desired to confess Christ to come with them. My father, of course, went up, and, as I felt the call of God, I followed after him. Just as he reached the front he turned around, and seeing me, said, “Johnnie, you go back; you are too young.”

I obeyed him, as I had been taught to do, and at thirty-three I came again, but I did not know what I was coming for as clearly at thirty-three as I did at eleven. The church lost twenty-two years of service, while I lost twenty-two years of growth because my own father, an officer in the church, had said, “Go back.”

The greatest gift any father or any parent can give their child is to encourage them in their faith in Christ. And what is God’s greatest gift to mankind?

John 3:16 is probably one of the most famous verses in the Bible. We learned it in Sunday School or else VBS. I wonder if anyone is learning it today? GOD DID NOT SPARE HIS SON, BUT GAVE HIM UP FOR US ALL! Wow! Could God have given us anything better? I don’t think so.

II Corinthians 8:9 “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.”

Jesus gave up His riches in heaven to become poor for us! Do you know of anyone else who would do that for you? Would you be willing to give up all your material things and all your riches for my sake? And would I do it for you? This is what Jesus did for us.

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

Jesus had no sin, meaning He never sinned like we do. But God allowed Him to trade places with us on the cross. We deserved to be crucified for our sins. We deserved to make a sacrifice of our lives for our sins, but instead, God allowed Jesus to do that for us. He took our place on the cross and we took His place in the sense of being declared righteous before God.

Jesus is the one who did it or made it possible. We had nothing to do with it. It’s about Him and all because of Him!

I owe Jesus a whole lot more and so do you! God is for us. He did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all!

II. GOD IS FOR US – HE GRACIOUSLY GIVES TO 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?

How amazing are all the different animal that God made and provides for! How much more does he want to give and bless you his sons and daughters?

Matthew 6:25-26 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

God provides for the little sparrows/birds of the world. They don’t worry. God takes care of them but has He not taken even better care of us?

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? We pretty much have it all. Why should we want for more?

III. GOD IS FOR US – HE GRANTS VICTORY OVER ALL

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

We have to overcome many obstacles in life: raising children, work, aging, health problems, etc.

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

What is it that you have been able to conquer because of Him?

What are you still struggling with on your live? Why haven’t you claimed your victory

II Corinthians 4:16-18 “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

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

CONCLUSION————-

God is for us. Don’t ever doubt it. Don’t doubt Him. Trust Him. Walk with Him. Trust and obey Him and you’ll discover how much He is for you!

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