The Wonder of it All

Scripture Passage: 
Romans 8:31-39
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INTRODUCTION: Many believers today seem to lose the wonder of what God has done for them. Paul never lost that wonder. You hear this wonder in his testimony of 1 Timothy 1:12-17. You see it in this passage as well. It begins, “What shall we say to these things?”

A child finds wonder in the simplest things around them. With time, they learn to be bored by everything. A new Christian is caught up in the wonder of God’s great salvation. Unfortunately, they often lose that wonder. If you have lost your wonder, ask God this day to give it back to you.

  1. THE WONDER OF GOD FOR US (Romans 8:31)
    1. The God Who is For Us (Psalm 56:9)
    2. None Can Oppose Us (Isaiah 54:17)
  2. THE WONDER OF GOD’S FREE GIFTS (Romans 8:32)
    1. The Free Gift of His Son (John 3:16)
    2. The Free Giving of All Things (Psalm 84:11)
  3. THE WONDER OF DIVINE JUSTIFICATION (Romans 8:33)
    1. God has Justified (Romans 3:24; 5:1)
    2. None Can Press Charges
      1. The attempts of the devil (Revelation 12:9-10)
      2. The forgiveness of Christ (John 8:10-11)
  4. THE WONDER OF CHRIST’S INTERCESSION (Romans 8:34)
    1. The Payment He Made on the Cross
    2. The Position He has with the Father (Ephesians 1:19-23)
    3. The Pleading He Makes for the Saints (Hebrews 7:24-25)
  5. THE WONDER OF CHRIST’S KEEPING LOVE (Romans 8:35)
    1. The Fact of No Separation (John 10:28-30)
    2. The Act of No Separation
      1. Not tribulation
      2. Not distress
      3. Not persecution
      4. Not famine
      5. Not nakedness
      6. Not peril
      7. Not sword
  6. THE WONDER OF BEING CONQUERORS (Romans 8:36-37)
    1. Though Counted as Sheep for the Slaughter (Romans 8:36)
    2. We Stand as More Than Conquerors (Romans 8:37; 1 Corinthians 15:57; 2 Corinthians 2:14)
  7. THE WONDER OF FULL PERSUASION (Romans 8:38-39)
    1. The Feeling of Persuasion (Romans 8:38)
    2. The Range of His Love (Romans 8:38-39)
      1. Death
      2. Life
      3. Angels
      4. Angels
      5. Powers
      6. Things present
      7. Things to come
      8. Height
      9. Depth
      10. Any other creature
    3. The Container for His Love (Romans 8:39) – In Christ Jesus our Lord

CONCLUSION: Do you know the wonder of His love?

  • The wonder of your first love for Christ
  • The wonder of eternal salvation
  • The wonder of “Such Love”
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.