We sometimes act like lambs to the slaughter, defeated, deflated and discouraged. And that’s the way that the world sees us too. Christians are sheep. They just go without thinking. They just follow blindly. They just believe as if they had no brain. At least that’s the thought process and the accusation. But we’re not at all. Not even close. We are lions roaring with a confidence that doesn’t come from inside us. We are lions roaring with a victory that isn’t ours. We are more than conquerors through him who loved us and gave himself for us. Romans 8:31-39
“E.T is full of timeless longings expressed in children’s literature of all eras.” Timeless longings. Because we all long. We yearn. We search. We hope for home. We are all wrestling with a longing for home. We’re all feeling at least a little bit like refugees, like nomads on some crazy journey. And so at times we’re lonely, other times isolated and feeling away, but generally just longing for home. Paul has hope for the refugee. We are going home and God will make sure of it. Romans 8:18-30
We are up against sin. It is a war of life and death proportions. We have to see it that way or sin will kill us by leading us to minimize it, thinking, "This can't hurt me. It's just an annoying part of life." But it is that big a deal. It will kill us. And with the Spirit's help we will kill it. And not just that. We will eternally conquer it and enjoy the Father's gifts and his pleasure for all eternity. Listen in. Romans 8:12-17
Do you ever do things you don't want to do? Think things you don't want to think? Feel things you don't want to think? Yeah, me too. It's frustrating. But there's hope and there's freedom. Listen in as we start our Gr8er series on Romans 8:1-11.