ANGUISH I am speaking the truth in Christ – I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit – that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.  Romans 9:1-2 Anguish is not a word to throw around carelessly.  Used too much by someone who loves drama, this person …

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A LOVE THAT IS FAITHFUL Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?  Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?  Romans 8:35 My love for Christ has often been corrupted by tribulation, distress, persecution, danger, and sword.  In my spiritual immaturity, love waned because of my wrongful …

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ACCUSATIONS Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect?  It is God who justifies.  Romans 8:33          I guess there is no way Paul is going to finish a powerful chapter like Romans 8 without bringing in the subject of justification.  Perhaps he is aware that this is one reality that Christians down through the …

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