Gospel Conversations Week 15
February 23, 2020 | David Deputy
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time nare not worth comparing withthe glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for otherevealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation pwas subjected to futility, not willingly,but qbecause of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that rthe creation itself will be set freefrom its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.22 For we know that sthe whole creation thas been groaning together in the pains ofchildbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have uthefirstfruits of the Spirit, vgroan inwardly as wwe wait eagerly for adoption as sons, xtheredemption of our bodies. 24 For yin this hope we were saved. Now zhope that is seen isnot hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, weawait for it with patience.
26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For bwe do not know what to pray foras we ought, but cthe Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.27 And dhe who searches hearts knows what is ethe mind of the Spirit, because7 theSpirit fintercedes for the saints gaccording to the will of God. 28 And we know that forthose who love God all things work together hfor good,8 for ithose who are calledaccording to his purpose. 29 For those whom he jforeknew he also kpredestined lto beconformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be mthe firstborn among manybrothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called healso njustified, and those whom he justified he also oglorified.
God's Everlasting Love
31 What then shall we say to these things? pIf God is for us, who can be9 against us?32 qHe who did not spare his own Son but rgave him up for us all, how will he not also withhim graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? sIt isGod who justifies. 34 tWho is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more thanthat, who was raised—uwho is at the right hand of God, vwho indeed is interceding forus.10 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, orpersecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than yconquerors through zhim who loved us. 38 ForI am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things tocome, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able toseparate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans is foundational to what we believe as followers of Christ. Each passage is an expression of the gospel and its importance for our lives.