Security in the Midst of Suffering (1 of 4) by Ernest Easley
This content is part of a series.Security in Midst of Suffering (1 of 4)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
August 21, 2011
Those that are "in Christ" are safe forever! Listen to those words again: In Christ … safe … forever! Knowing that will cause even a Baptist to shout! Those that are "in Christ" are safe forever! Yes … it's true … you really can experience security in the midst of suffering … and that's what I want to talk to you about tonight from my favorite book in the Bible in my favorite chapter in that favorite book and yes … from my favorite verses in that favorite chapter in my favorite book.
And of course that would be Romans 8 beginning in verse 31. Let me tell you what makes this 8th chapter so wonderful: It begins with "no condemnation" and it ends with "no separation" and in between "all things work together for good to those who love God." You cannot improve on that!
Now as we move into verse 31 .. we're thinking tonight about:
Security in the Midst of Suffering
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:
" For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter."
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be ab ...
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