Romans 1:17 -- For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith".

Romans 8 Commentary of the Bible

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Assurance  ( Romans 8:15b-17 )  Daily Devotion

And by him we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Romans 8:15b-16

Good News  ( Romans 8:3-4 )  Daily Devotion

For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by our sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the sinful man, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to our sinful nature but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:3-4

Two Possibilities  ( Romans 8:5-8 )  Daily Devotion

Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. Romans 8:5

Why not Live?  ( Romans 8:5-13 )  Sunday Message

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We return now to Chapter 8 of Romans, the climax of this book, and to the key word in this epistle -- the wordrighteousness. Basically, this is something that we all are looking for -- whether we know it or not -- for righteousness is really self-worth. It is knowing yourself to be of value, to be approved, to be desired; it is a feeling of self-respect, self-esteem.

The Spirit and the Body  ( Romans 8:8-13 )  Daily Devotion

But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. Romans 8:10-11

The Sons of God among Men  ( Romans 8:14-17 )  Sunday Message

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The song Thank You, Lord, by Dan Burgess, says:

It goes against the grain
   To put my human nature down
And let the Spirit take control.

Children of God  ( Romans 8:14-15b )  Daily Devotion

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. Romans 8:14-15

Our Present Sufferings  ( Romans 8:18-25 )  Daily Devotion

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

The Agony and the Ecstasy  ( Romans 8:18-28 )  Sunday Message

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First John 3:2 says, "Beloved, now are we the sons of God; but it does not yet appear what we shall be," (1 John 3:2a KJV). That is the theme that Paul brings to a focus in Verses 18-28 of Romans 8. He deals with two themes: the sufferings of believers, and the glorification of believers. First John 3:2 has always been a comfort to me, as a pastor, because it reminds me that, though we are all sons of God, sometimes we don't appear to be his sons.

All Things  ( Romans 8:26-28 )  Daily Devotion

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God's people in accordance with the will of God. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:26-28

If God be For Us  ( Romans 8:29-39 )  Sunday Message

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Last week, when we looked at a section from Romans 8 under the title ofThe Agony and the Ecstasy, none of us knew that this very week a family among us would be passing through an experience of deep and heart-felt agony, and that mingled with that agony would be the joy and ecstasy of a new life. Little did we know that a baby girl would be born to a couple from this church on the same day that they suffered the death of their son. But life is like that -- a strange intermixture of good and bad, of heartache and joy, that we oftentimes find very hard to understand.

From Eternity to Eternity  ( Romans 8:29-30 )  Daily Devotion

For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Romans 8:29-30

Who Condemns You Now?  ( Romans 8:31-34 )  Daily Devotion

Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. 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. Romans 8:33-34

How To Love God?  ( Romans 8:35-39 )  Daily Devotion

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Romans 8:35a

How do you love God? You love him by answering this question. Who or what is going to separate us from the love of Christ? Is there any force, anywhere, that can come between you and Jesus? Who can remove us from Christ, once we fully come to him? Paul's answer is, Let's take a look at the possibilities.