October 10, 2021
Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary:
who is so great a God as our God?
Questions Asked In The Bible (Part 10)
This week’s question comes from the New Testament book of Romans.
What shall we then say to these things?
If God be for us, who can be against us?
The second question in the verse above is this week’s focus. For anyone who knows Jesus Christ as Savior, the answer to the question is, “NO ONE!” While believers may have enemies that align themselves against the Lord, there is no defeating Him. True victory is found only in Jesus Christ.
But thanks be to God,
which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Corinthians 15:57)
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world:
and this is the victory that overcometh the world,
even our faith.
(1 John 5:4)
Since the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwells within believers (Romans 8:11), we now can claim victory over the world, the flesh, and the Devil. There is no reason for the saved to live a life of defeat when Jesus Christ claimed the ultimate victory over death! The Lord’s side is the winning side. Whose side are you on?
Memory Verse –
This morning – Romans 10:9-10
October emphasis: ESSENTIALS OF SALVATION
Next week (October 17th) – Romans 10:9-11
The “News” Is Old
While we are often anxious to find out what is happening in the world that may affect us, there is usually disappointment rather than excitement when we hear the latest from the news media. As Solomon wrote, “there is no new thing under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9b). The news we hear is simply history repeating itself. You can read of corrupt politicians in the Bible in addition to the wicked acts of murderers, liars, and thieves – the very same content you will discover when you hear the latest “news.” Remember that human nature never changes, therefore we will continue to hear the worst of what man has to offer when tuning in to the “news.”
While the world has nothing to offer when it comes to “good news,” God’s word has much to offer! The greatest news that you could ever hear is that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose again the third day… just as He said He would (Mark 8:31, John 2:19)! If you need more encouraging news, read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and realize that saved folks have MUCH to look forward to no matter how crazy and mixed up our world becomes.
Paul D. – October 11th
Andrew H. – October 12th
Libby K. – October 13th
Echoes From Glory
“The early church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity.”
“If we had more sleepless nights in prayer, there would be fewer souls to have a sleepless eternal night in hell.”
-Leonard Ravenhill (1907-1994), English evangelist and author