11am On-line Service 25 April 2021
Dear GCBC Parents:
Our verses this week cover the end of Romans chapter 8 (vs 31-39), and it is a beautiful declaration of the love of God through His Son, Jesus Christ. When there are times we feel distant or separated from God, we can be encouraged from these verses that for us as believers, nothing in this world (or in us) can keep God from loving us.
A good discussion question for families can be taken specifically from verse 35. The verse asks, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” Ask your children if there is anything they feel that can separate them from Christ. Maybe something hurtful someone said to them or about them? Or something they themselves have done that they feel cannot be forgiven? Is there a difficult situation they find themselves in, whether in their control or something they have no control over (i.e. Covid)?
We can find comfort from verses 37-39, where Paul declares we are “more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” And how did Jesus love us? By dying on the cross for our sins. We can also find comfort from Jesus’ own words in John 16:33, where He tells His disciples that, “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
I pray you feel the love of our Father and the Son through this passage of Scripture, and I pray our children recognise and feel that love as well. May the Lord bless you in your conversations with your children as you disciple them in our faith.
Seeds Of Worship song for Romans 8:37 – https://youtu.be/UqVYdA5mvTY
John Piper explains Romans 8:35-37 in his “Look at the Book” series; I found this helpful as a parent, but older children and teenagers may also enjoy this video. – https://youtu.be/cXq2UrfKlNQ