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Romans 8:31-39 - Salvation's Certainty
In Romans 8:31-39 we see that we can rest in the assurance that our salvation is eternally secure in and through Jesus Christ.
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In Romans 8:31-39 we see that we can rest in the assurance that our salvation is eternally secure in and through Jesus Christ.
These verses are for you if you are searching for assurance.

• You have doubted your salvation.
• You have wondered if your sin will keep you from heaven.
• You have drifted away from the church.
• You have wondered if any of this is really true.
• You know you are saved, but just need reassurance.
Q #1 “What, then, shall we say in response to these things?” (8:31a).

Q #2 “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (8:31b)
Q #3 “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?” (8:32)

Q #4 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? (8:33a)
Q #5 “Who is to condemn?” (8:34)

Q #6 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” (8:35a)

Q #7 Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? (8:35b)
Winslow: “Who delivered up Jesus to die? Not Judas, for money; not Pilate for fear; not the Jews, for envy; -- but the Father, for love.”
J.B. Phillips: “Who would dare accuse us, whom God has chosen? God himself has declared us free from sin. Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ Jesus, and Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us!”
John Stott: “The doctrine of the perseverance of the saints needs to be renamed. It is the doctrine of the perseverance of God with the saints.”
Community Group Discussion Guide
Week of May 21 - May 27, 2023
Salvation’s Certainty
Romans 8:31-39
Guest Speaker: Roy Collins

ANNOUNCEMENTS.
We are looking for inexpensive housing for our prospective youth pastor and his family (wife and 6 children). If you know of anyone with rental property that would work, please contact Pastor Jason.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU
Describe a time when you needed reassurance that you were on the right path. Why was that helpful?

QUICK REVIEW
Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything you heard for the first time, caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?

MAIN POINTS
Our salvation is certain and secure, because:
1) The Father defends us (8:31-33)
2) Jesus died for us (8:35-37)
3) The Holy Spirit defeats all in opposition to us (8:38-39)

Preliminaries:
To best understand what God does for those whom he loves, we must understand the reason he pursues us, and wants to save us.
1. Read Romans 6:23a. What causes death?
2. Read Romans 3:23. Who engages in activities that lead to death?

DIGGING DEEPER
Our Salvation is certain and secure because the Father defends us (personally and publicly).
1. Read Romans 8:31. Paul asks “what then shall we say to these things” Read Romans 8:28-30 to find what things Paul is speaking of. Does this give you hope? Why or why not? If not, elaborate and discuss.
2. Read Romans 8:32-33. What does the text reveal? What did He send His Son out to do? Who did He want to do it for?
a. Read John 3:16 - 17. How much does God the Father love us? What is His will, given these verses? How did He carry out His plan?
b. Read John 3:18. What happens to those who don’t believe in Jesus?
c. Read Romans 8:33b.
i. Who is the judge as it pertains to salvation? Why should this truth be encouraging based upon what he has done for us?
ii. Given 1a and 1b, how can we be secure in our salvation? Our Salvation is certain and secure…because Jesus Died for Us.
3. Read Romans 8:35-37 and answer the following. In this passage we have learned that the will of our Heavenly Father is to save us by giving His one and only Son as an atoning sacrifice. All we have to do is place our faith in Jesus (John 3:16).
a. How does Jesus respond to the will of the Father?
b. Read Philippians 2:8. Why should this give us hope? What did Jesus do in response to the will of God the Father?
c. Paul lists obstacles that would get in the way of most relationships. He also offers a roadmap showing what may be ahead of us for placing our faith in Him.
i. In verse 36, he refers back to Psalm 44:22. Why do you think he is referencing this psalm?
d. We are more than conquerors. What is Paul saying here?
4. Read Romans 8:38-89 and answer the following questions:
a. The New International Version, starting in verse 38, says this: “For I am convinced…”
b. Paul shows that he has more conviction than even hope…he is convinced! What is he convinced of?
c. How can we - like Paul - be convinced that nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord? Application: God the Father has given us His Son and Holy Spirit for our salvation. We know that Jesus rose from the dead to conquer death. How does this embolden us to live a life that reflects this gift of salvation and gives all the glory to God?

TAKING IT HOME
Looking back at this week’s study, what is important for you to remember and why?

PRAISE & PRAYER REQUESTS
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