by Dr. Ed Young

(Transcribed from actual tape) April 15, 1984 AM

Romans 8:1-4

Thank you, choir. You've blessed me. As most of you know, we've been study-

ing the book of Romans, lo these many months. Preparing for these messages

I looked at Romans, Chapter 8, and I said, "Well, I'm going to cover it in

two sermons and divide it up into two parts. Then I got serious about

Romans 8, and I began to really delve into the text. I said, "You know, I

believe it's going to take faur sermons to do it." And then w@.L-n i really

got down to preparing the manuscripts I said, "You know, I think it's going

to take eight." And I'll have to confess to you this morning, I don't know

how long we're going to be in Romans, Chapter 8. But we're going to be

there for a while. Because I'm convinced that it is indeed the most pro-

found and powerful theological statement in the entire Bible. Therefore,

we'll look at it in a very methodical manner and way seeking to discover

exactly what God, through the Holy Spirit, is say-Ing to us as membera of His


Before this morning we look at the first four verses, let's bow for prayer

toge,he.-. "Father, Q open Thy warcl always with anticipation and, yea, with

fear and trembling, knowing that Thy truth is there. May we not consider

these phrases casually, but, 0 Lord, tabernacle among us and deal with us

individually and collectively so that all of us when we leave this place

of celebration and assembly we'TI know that we have met with Thee. You

speak. Let me get out of the way so that Thy word and Thy holy and divine

message might not only be heard but may it be received and understood and


incorporated into our lifestyles. For we make this prayer in the strong, holy

name of Jesus Christ, our Sav ...

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