Podcast #161: “More Than Conquerors” by Steven Curtis Chapman

Rolling Through Romans 8

Has life ever sent you reeling such that it causes you to question your faith in God? Paul has this beautiful list in Romans 8 that if you’re in the middle of any of the scenarios he presents, you may feel that God’s love has “left the building.” However, Paul goes on to teach us something that Steven Curtis Chapman’s song reminds us of — not only can these scenarios never separate us from God’s love, but we are more than conquerors over them.

Join me as I consider Paul’s conclusion in light of the context of Romans 8.

On this episode I discuss:

Podcast #74: “Flawless” by MercyMe & Romans 5-8

My thoughts looked like frayed rope after a hard game of tug-of-war as I sought what Scripture would tell me about my sin-nature vs. Spirit control. This all came about after choosing “Flawless” by MercyMe as my inspiration song this week.

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How can I be flawless when just this week I’ve proven that I’m flawed? Let’s find out together! Along with the podcast I’ve created a resource to challenge you to seek truth in context. Check it out!

On this episode I discuss:

  • Team Grace vs. Team Sin-Nature
  • An example of Paul’s own tug-of-war – Romans 7:18-20
  • The war waged in our minds – Romans 7:23 and Galatians 5:17
  • Team Grace says, “It’s paid for” while Team Sin-Nature says, “I’m still in charge”
  • Truth is defined by God regardless of perception or observation
  • Sin-Nature is NOT in charge if the Spirit of the Living God lives in me – Romans 8:9
  • Don’t fall prey to our drive-through, fast-food, sound bite society
  • A great article by Rachel Barach – specifically her point that “The Bible Is Not Easy”
  • The resistance of “I don’t get this!”
  • Taking a statement out of context because we fail to read past chapters or section headings – Romans 7:25 vs. Romans 8:1-4
  • If I am tempted to give into my sinful desires, I need to instead give myself completely to God

 

Podcast #58: “Drops In The Ocean” by Hawk Nelson & Romans 8

Do you have a list of reasons in your mind why you think God is not FOR you? Well, God has his own list of reasons to prove He IS for you found in Romans chapter 8. That is right where Hawk Nelson’s song, “Drops In The Ocean,” leads us this week. Along with a sneak peek at one of the disciples of Christ.

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God’s Word is an adventure! Accept the challenge of the quest for understanding!

On this episode I discuss:

  • Why my daughter, Emily, picked this song for the podcast
  • Story behind the song video
  • Where in the Word it tells us that God is FOR us (like the lyrics say) – Romans 8:31
  • Using our curiosity to send us to explore the context (verses before and after) around a verse you are studying
  • Thinking critically about what we are reading and giving ourselves mental margin to process what we are learning
  • The “wonderful things” Paul is talking about as his justification of his statement that God is for us – Romans 8:18-30
  • Who can be against us? NO ONE! – Romans 8:31-34
  • A sneak peek at the Apostle Thomas and a new insight as to why he asked to see Jesus’ hands and side – John 20:19-23
  • Christ’s response to Thomas and to us – John 20:26-29

 

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If you have never heard this song before, you can watch the official lyric video on YouTube below.

 

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This Week’s Challenge

Read Romans 8 this week. Read it several times in several versions. Slow down and absorb what God has said here for yourself! There are so many rich truths, you will surely reap the reward of your investment.

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