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Bible Study on Romans: Inseparable Love: Romans 8:35-39

Summary: God’s great love for us never changes. The tribulations, hardships and troubles of life are evidences of our fallen world laden with sin, but they don’t change God. We can and do conquer these pressures not by escaping them, but by going through them.

1. A. What would you say the key phrases are in Romans 8:31-34?

B. What is the meaning that “God is for us?”
1. And that God “did not spare?”
2. And “who will bring a charge?”
3. And “God is the One who justifies?”
4. And “rather who was raised?”
5. And “Who also intercedes for us?”

C. Have you worried in your forgetfulness that God is for you? How so? Have you responded to His vast generosity and favor toward you? How?

2. A. What are the things that appear to separate us from God’s love in Romans 8:35?

B. How would you explain Paul’s level of experience to comment on such things? How would he know that no amount of trouble and pain can separate us from God’s love? John 15:9-13, 17:23-24, 2 Cor. 1:3-9, 11:23-29

C. How do you demonstrate your love for your friends? What is most important to you, your own will or the will of God? How does this show?

3. A. What is objectively true about God according to Jeremiah 31:3 and John 13:1?

B. What is subjectively true about us in response to God’s love? 2 Peter 3:18

C. Do you treat God as your giant gumball machine, happy with Him as long as things are going your way? Or have you put yourself at His disposal? Job 13:15, 1 Peter 1:3-8, 4:12-16

4. A. What is the extreme topic that Paul brings up in Romans 8:36?

B. What kind of death is this, and explain why it is not a problem for those who follow Jesus Christ. John 10:28, 1 Cor. 15:53-57

C. A common question, then, is are you willing to die for the Lord Jesus? A greater question than that is this: Are you willing to live for Him? How can you tell if this is the case? 1 John 2:3-6

5. A. In Romans 8:37-39, Paul is completely convinced of something. What is it?

B. It is clear from this text that we don’t conquer trials by escaping them, but by enduring through them. How is this shown here, as well as from these other verses? 2 Cor. 12:9-10, 1 John 4:4, 5:4

C. Suffering is not popular nor enjoyable. Can you maintain your confidence while going through it? 2 Tim. 1:12

For a discussion on this Bible Study go to the discussion forum: Active Bible Study or leave a comment.

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August 8, 2010 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Book of Romans, Christian, Christianity, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus, New Testament, Religon, Romans, Theology, Uncategorized

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