Romans 8 Kickoff
There is no doubt that these have been some crazy days! The lockdowns. The social distancing. The spread of a virus. The isolation. The politicizing. The tensions. The consumption of way too much news. In some cases, fighting fear and worry. In other cases, fighting anger and frustration. I think we are all due for a long, deep look into some really good news, and I can’t think of a better place to do that than Romans 8.
Romans 8 is arguably the best chapter in the whole Bible, and this summer, starting June 7th, we are going to spend eight weeks in these 39 amazing verses. This chapter contains some of the most incredible truths that we need to understand and cling to in this world.
Therefore, each week of the series will also come with a memory verse or verses. Below is a list of those verses. We ask that you memorize them each week and recite them to your Connection Group. Store them in your heart, we will all need to recite them to ourselves and each other often. If you fly through memorizing these, we would encourage you to memorized the whole chapter!
Our hope throughout this study is to deepen our understanding of the gospel, to be encouraged, and to have our worship and joy stoked by the best news in the world. I can’t wait to see God work as we take a deeper look into this amazing chapter!
Love you guys!
Weekly Memory Verses
Week 1: There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
Week 2: For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6
Week 3: If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:11
Week 4: For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:15
Week 5: For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. Romans 8:18
Week 6: Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groaning too deep for words. Romans 8:26
Week 7: And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Week 8: For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
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