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Four Impossibilities

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November 5, 2018 9:28 am

Four Impossibilities

The Verdict / John Munro

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I was a university students that was in North America for the very first time I was 21 years old and had spent several weeks working in Canada and then cite zig in Canada and I was on my way back to Scotland and had I think five days in New York city and I remember arriving by train. I take a train for Montral and arrived in the middle of New York, the Big Apple and to say I was a little overwhelmed was an understatement. I thought was a pretty resourceful young man, but yet I find myself in this shoot say they of millions of people.

Not sure what I was going to stay for these few days and that for the first thing of my life and felt very insignificant about very vulnerable. I felt here I was in the middle of the city with millions of people. I know when you knew me. No one cared whether I lived or died. And no one really loved poor little John Monroe with an experience like that ever felt totally on your own you feel isolated, insecure, anxious, afraid of the future. I suspect that some of you feel that right now you know because you're in the middle of the Big Apple, but because you're in the middle of some uncertain day as some prices on possible crisis in your life and this brings us to the last verses of Romans chapter 8 Romans eight verses 31 through 39 of these verses Shirley are among the most majestic, most profound and inspirational and comforting of a written here is eternal security. Here we learn of God's inseparable love for those who are in Christ Jesus our Lord.

A Paul is about to make his closing argument is that were at the end of chapter 8 as he comes to the end of this major section of the gospel of Romans. Are you may recall that in the first four chapters, he presents the heart of the gospel.

What is the gospel. Why do we need the gospel. What is justification by faith. He deals with the very heart of the gospel in the first four chapters, and then in chapters 5 through eight that we come to at the day he deals with the great hope of the gospel and then the chapters 9, 10 and 11 that Lord willing, will think in the next coming weeks. He deals with the defense of the gospel. He deals with the Jewish question he deals with the nation of Israel, why is it they have rejected the Messiah. Has God given up on them.

Do they have a future, and he deals with the defense of the gospel and then in chapters 12 through 16.

He's going to deal with a practical light working on the gospel. This gospel which saves our souls also transforms our life does that mean in practice and so he deals with the transformation of the gospel in chapters 12 through 16, but here in Romans eight verses 31 through 39 I think is the summation the compelling and brilliant climax of the glorious hope of the gospel as followers of Jesus we are people of hope. I realize that unbelievers really cut us is kind of weird people and I think part of the problem is that we sometimes follow Jesus Christ failed to communicate the wonder of what it means to be a Christian. What it means to be a follower of Jesus. Romans eight then verse 31 of you have your Bible turn their Romans 831 Paul begins with a question.

Paul is a master teacher and that you know if you're a teacher. Whether it's for your children are in school or here at Calvert elsewhere. It's good to ask questions.

Notice Paul's questions here in Romans eight verse 31 what then shall we say to these things with all of this great theology with all of these great truths about our Savior.

What then are we going to say is one of Paul's favorite questions but what he says in Romans six, verse one what shall we say then are we to continue in sin that grace may abound in verse 15 of chapter 6, he says, well then chapter 7 verse seven what then shall we say that the law is sin again in chapter 8 verse 31 and chapter 9 verse 14 he says, what shall we say then chapter 9 verse 30. What shall we say then and when Paul asked that kind of question are very tender during a question he is setting us up to listen carefully is going to say something very very important in response to these questions. So here at the end of chapter 8. Paul is coming to the conclusion, the brilliant conclusion of the hope of the gospel and I think his logic is irrefutable.

But Paul is not only a master logician. He is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. So here condensed in these few verses is Paul's brilliant logic, but also his passionate belief in these great truths we descends and read them with me.

Romans eight verses 31 through 13 94 then shall we say to these things.

If God is for us who can be against us.

He who did not spare his own son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things, who shall bring any charge against God's elect. It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn Christ Jesus as the one who died more than that, who was raised who's on the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us, who shall separate us from the love of Christ shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness or danger or sort as it is written, for your sake we are being killed all the day long we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered know and all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I'm sure that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, not parlors nor height nor depth, not anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Please be seated singly passes to memorizing the recommended to in these verses were going to deal with four impossibilities for NSN's unanswerable questions, all beginning with who we have the first one in verse 31, who can be against us. The second one in verse 33 who shall bring any charges against God's elect and the third question in verse 34 who is to condemn and then the final question in verse 35 who shall separate us from the love of Christ. Wonderful questions on.

It is a first question then, but Paul lasted verse 31, who can be against us is going to say that opposition against followers of Jesus is impossible. Verse 31 what then shall we say to these things. If God is for us who can be against us was his point. There is no opposition. Why, because God is for us, God is on our side who can be against us with a breathtaking question and once there were thousands of reasons why God should be against us. Why Wallace told us all the sins you send you an enemy of God you what rebellious many many reasons why God would be against us. But now Paul is saying. Not only is God, not against us. He is for us, and he's followed us in every circumstance of life with her when you're dealing with presently or in the future what the point of no force. Paul is saying there is nothing in the whole universe which can stand against the purposes of God. Nothing transport the purposes of God.

The point is not that there's no opposition.

Let's face it, as Christians but as much opposition against us, but rather the force of the argument is this the opposition is of no account, having regard to this, but God is on their site. The wonderful wonderful to know that God is always on our side that God is for artists the story and second Chronicles chapter 13.

The good thing about John is about to go to battle against the very evil king. The king of Israel. The king called Jeroboam and Jeroboam has twice the number of soldiers that a binder has at his disposal, and humanly speaking, there is no way that a manager can win against Jeroboam in this oblige of the godly man goes into war. He says this will hold God is with us at our head. In other words, we are going to win because God is with us at our head some 27 verse one the Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear the Lord is the strength of my life of whom shall I be afraid.

Nothing to understand this brother sister. Nothing can defeat us. Nothing can stand in the way of the purposes of God and God is for us who can be against us.

Opposition against us is impossible when illustrated this way we have on the pastoral staff. Some the men who are pretty good athletes and others who think they're pretty good athletes as opposing those were good athletes under things of renewed athletes want to have a competition between the pastors in American football, not my choice of smart but there's and so to humor them. I said go ahead and the athletes and those who think they're the athletes quickly form their team and they come to me and said John we fund their team and will play the remainder of your for the remainder of us three internationals man bomb in Jamaica. Nathaniel, I'm on Barton's India Subaru Scotsman myself and then to others who are obviously not athletic in a pastoral site. An organization aims please.

I'm kind but you can guess right and then I say wait a minute way the minutes and may not know much about American football, but this is uneven, you got six amoeba five was 11 pastors and those are six very patronizing to locate John. You can select someone else in your team. I said okay I'll do that and I make a call. I make a call to this man who like me only works one hour Sunday. His name is cam Newton and sometimes hit like me he's good on Sundays and sometimes no significant why call them and I say, he said everything that Calvin said very well when Emma playing come and see us. Could you help me out here with everything in the pastors and I need the six man, would you play for us is to absolutely love to come and so we go. The six athletes, or should we call them wannabe athletes and we got on her sides, Newton.

He can run the ball, he can throw the ball he so good he could throw the ball and run it catches on bolivar for a touch that I made this guy, I feel he's on my sides. I don't care how good the others are as we go.

To begin, we say we are going to NY because cam Newton is on our side and if time is on our side who can be against us.

You would policy your life is opposition.

Yes, difficulties. What are you afraid for God is on our side having God on our side makes all of the difference God for us. Using a how do we know that God is on our side would I know that God is on my side. If I'm successful in life. If I have a comfortable life. God is blessing me materially is not the way that I would know of God is on my side no no no no truly no. Here's the proof. Verse 32 he who did not spare his own son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things.

What is the proof that God is on our side across of Christ. I we have a cross on the ceiling to remind us this letter grade proof the supreme demonstration that God is far us as far as people is that he did not spare his own son, but freely gave gave himself up for us.

The God spare his son. The father loved his son, Paul, I think, must be thinking of Genesis 22 of the father Abraham, who was about to offer his son, his only son, whom he loved Isaac and Abraham is going man of faith was prepared not to withhold his son and then you know the story the last minute God intervened and said no I don't want you to sacrifice her son here is around but but but this father, God the father. There is no last-minute intervention to prevent his son being sacrificePaul. He who did not spare his son, his own son but gave him up for us all. This is God's plan. His only plan for your salvation here is God's love.

God's own son is giving up by the father to the agony and the shame of the cross Octavius Winslow rights who delivered.Jesus to die not do this for money not pilot for fear not the Jews for NVA, but the father for love. I noticed Paul's argument. Paul is arguing from the greater to the lesser.

If it's true that dog didn't spare his son but gave him up for you. Don't you believe that I believe that I believe that God loved me so much that he sent Jesus Christ to die for the sins of John Monroe is an amazing thing in a sense is a very difficult thing which father here would give up his son for us. None of us is unthinkable. But this is what the father did not live. He did diving into difficult thing for the Paul's argument. How will he not also with him graciously give us all things.

If he die if he sends his son to die for your if his love for you is that deep to think is going to be any difficulty with God taking care of these other things in your life. Of course, no. He's done this.

He's given his son to atone for here the dog.

Not only is our protector. He is out from either he will give us all we need as we follow Jesus, door position, no adversary can succeed. Why because we are strong. No, but because of this, God is for us to notice is that expression verse 31. If God is for us. Verse 32. He gave him up for us.

Verse 34 of the end of it, who indeed is interceding for us. Identical expression is amazing to understand this if you're a follower of Jesus that God is on your side God is for you know opposition against a follower of Jesus.

Because God is for us not, here's the second question, who shall bring any charge against God's elect. No opposition against followers of Jesus.

Secondly, no accusation against followers of Jesus accusations against followers of Jesus is impossible. Verse 33 who will bring any charge against God's elect. It is God who justifies what the argument is God is the one who justifies. No one can accuse the true follower of Jesus in verses 31 through 34. Paul is presenting a court seen perhaps the Supreme Court is aware and he reminds us that God is the one who justifies. Therefore, no prosecution will succeed because God is the one who justifies us and to anticipate verse 34. He also Paul's going to say that Jesus Christ is our great advocate interceding for us and so Paul revisits here in verse 13, three the great truth of justification by faith back to chapter 4 for example, chapter 4 verse 25 the first of the resurrection from the dead of Jesus our Lord who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. Chapter 5 verse one therefore, since we have been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ justification by faith.

Yes, God's decision on the sinner who was saved has already been rendered. Those who are justified by faith are not only declared not guilty. They are declared righteous ones because of our sin. We offended God we were enemies of God.

But now we are justified who justifies us ourselves justification the church.

The ordinances know it is God who justifies. And because of that.

Who is the one who is going to bring a charge against God's elect who is the one who is going to accuse the follower of Jesus. Now we have an accuser. Don't wait John in Revelation chapter 12 tells us that Satan is the accuser of the brothers. Your been aware of Satan's accusation on you, your family, the church, he loves to put Shane and guilt doesn't think that I was seen thus he says that you are you to send and acquire is that was a deacon at Calvary church. People think you're this great person but I know what you did in the past and he accuses us and he oppresses us is the great accuser and Zechariah chapter 3 is a wonderful illustration of this truth that there there is Joshua the high priest and the standing before the angel of the Lord and here is Satan standing at his right hand.

Zechariah 3. Verse one to accuse him. And the Lord said to Satan, the Lord rebuke you will. Satan the Lord to his chosen Jerusalem rebuke you is not this a brand plucked from the fire. Though Joshua was standing before the angel clothed with filthy garments and the angel said to those who were standing before him. Remove the filthy garments from him and he said to him, behold, I have taken your iniquity away from you and I will clothe you with pure vestments and I said let them put a clean turban on his head so they put a clean turban on his head and called him with garments and the angel of the Lord was standing by the high priests. These there in the presence of God and Satan is saying hey he's Dr. he's EERA priest dirty clothes. This is what Satan does doesn't it is that he's the accuser mass. Paul says no don't listen to that. Remember this. It is God who justifies what is justification is the removal of the filthy clothes if the forgiveness of our Satan. Not only that, but it is the clothing of the believer with our Lord Jesus Christ with his righteousness. Therefore, no valid accusation against the follower of Jesus will stand what we do when we refused we take Satan to the cross we saw three weeks ago from verse 13 of Romans eight said those whom God justifies. He glorifies if you are justified. You will be glorified. You hear that your fearful that someone or something from your past is going to surface the hundred and accusation. Listen to the word of God. If you are truly justified by faith. There can be no valid accusation. No legitimate charge against you know impeachment as it were, why because God himself is justified to God, who knows all about you through the work in person of his wonderful son has claims disclosed with the righteousness of Christ. This is all is Paul is that earlier. This is all of God's abundant grace. Someone says when the devil reminds us of our past.

We need to remind him of his future was the devil's future. I know my future. I'm justified. I'm heading for heaven.

The devil is heading for the lake of fire prepared for him and his angels when he accuses you and remind you of your past. Remind him of the stricture and we sang a beautiful song when Satan tempts me to despair Satan to experience that Satan tempting you to despair and tells me all the guilt within what the answer upward. I look and see him there, who made an end of all my sin because the sinless Savior died, my sinful soul is counted free for God. The justice satisfied the look on him and pardon the great to be saved and to know that all of your said all of the guilt has gone no opposition. No accusation is the third question, verse 34 who is to condemn verse 34 who is to condemn Christ Jesus as the one who died more than that, who was raised without the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us Whataburger.

Satan Whataburger falling away on these condemn us, who is to condemn Paul gives for short great Christological statements for great statements about the person and work of our Savior. Number one he says he is the one who died, yes he died for your sins. The sins which would condemn you. Christ has paid the price for the paid the penalty of our sin. Second, lay more than that, says Paul, who was raised, our Savior was raised from the dead. He conquered death and Zen is that mean is demonstrating among other things, that his redemptive work is finished. It is completed on the cross. It is finished, number four, says Paul, who indeed is interceding for us. Even now Savior, so the right hand of God, interceding for us.

For me, lifted up, was he to die.

It is finished, was the cry now and have an exalted time hallelujah what a Savior that will be something saying that is lifted up his work is finished. Completed his other father's right hand wonder we say what's Savior was Paul's argument's argument is because of the person and work of our Savior condemnation is impossible through the person work of our perfect Savior the penalty, but all of our sin has been paid. Your justified. The only one who could rightly condemn you is God himself, and in Christ he's forgiven you is accepted, you and great love. He died for your sins and rose again. Paul writes in first Corinthians 6 verse 11 to the Corinthians who had a lot of terrible sins in the past there were really on the and immoral, deceitful, nasty bunch of people. The Corinthians men to come to Christ and Paul says you were washed, your sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the spirit of your God. In other words, no one can condemn you, God has dealt with at this is abundant grace you feel condemn today is Jerome. I know something of your background and an income from that kind of home I got some terrible things I've done in my life you're the law condemns us. Paul has told us that the legalists condemns their love pointing out the sins and the mistakes of others. They want you to pay for your wrongdoing. This is what you've done. You've got to pay you decide that they want to punish, but for the follower of Jesus number so Romans eight verse one there is therefore no no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. My brother, my sister don't allow anyone to condemn you with a brilliant example of this in the verses of John H the legalists are there and they catch this woman in the motor holiday. They say nobody act of immorality and the bring her to Jesus and that they want to sell 100 for the law sides. She deserves to die here shares Jesus what are you going to do what you going to say they want to condemn her. Jesus says to them with him who is without sin among you cast the first store from the greatest to the least the leave, the presence of the Lord who knows their deceitful and the moral parts and is left alone with a woman. Jesus asked the woman has no one condemned you. There was only one person there who could condemn her. The Savior himself spotless. Christ, and she said no, no one, Lord.

Remember his brilliant reply. Neither do I condemn you same words will go here in Romans eight.

Neither do I condemn you goal and from now on sin no more. You can't improve on that risk like Kenya brother sister who's feeling condemned because of your past simply because of someone else speaking to you when you hit afresh the words of Jesus.

I don't continue the goal and sin.

This is the transformation of the gospel isn't it condemnation of followers of Jesus is impossible, no opposition, no accusation. No condemnation. I we reach the final verses of Romans eight. I believe the summit of the hope of the gospel. The final question asked in verse 35 who shall separate us from the love of Christ will learn that separation of followers from the love of God is impossible. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness or danger or sword as it is written, for your sake would been killed all the day long. We regarded the sheep to be slaughtered. No.

And all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

But I'm sure that neither death nor life, the Rangers, the rulers are things present, nor things to come. The powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord's magnificent. This is Christ's love for us, but a love for Christ human love, however wonderful it is. We all know Jim and love can come to an end. Some of you have experienced someone who said they loved you no longer love your infected may say they now hate you. But this love.

This love is from everlasting to everlasting and it is for the follower of Christ. This is God's is inseparable. Love was Paul's argument here as he begins to notice he takes five verses to answer this question more than the other questions was his point is this trials, tribulation, persecution, death itself. There is nothing that you can imagine they can separate you from the love of Christ. Paul here and I think his writing as a pastor is an evangelist yes is a great theologian but his shepherd's heart. These writing the people of Rome who are persecuted who find themselves running a minority, possibly lost their jobs because of followers of Jesus and he is reminding them that there is nothing at all that can separate them from the love of God, and he lists many adversities and opponents, including martyrdom.

He lists the sword. Paul has experienced all of these problems he enumerates in verse 35 other than martyrdom. Although he is in fact shortly going to give his life for the cause of Christ brother sister is anything that you can imagine the can separate you from the love of Christ suffering is difficult, isn't it very easy to be shaken by trials and suffering and problems and the oppositions around us is very easy to be shaken is in the and in the times of suffering and misunderstanding and loneliness and false accusation is very easy to begin to doubt the love of God, is God really with me this is what Paul does to answer the question. He does what we should do becomes to read Bible" in verse 36.

He quotes from Psalm 44. Verse 22 Psalm 44 is an unusual some of the Psalm begins by the Psalm is that you know we've had with her years with it for my father's all that you've done for the Lord. They went to battle, and they were victorious, not because they depended on their smear in the bowl but you were with them. You gave them the victory and that is marvelous and we praise you for that Lord you were with them as they went into battle and because you are on their side. They were victorious about his own problem as far as we know, we have Two covenants when not given ourselves to idolatry and yet we have been defeated by the opposition we feel we are like sheep to be slaughtered when being humiliated everybody in the humiliated situation and this doesn't seem fair. We could have understood it.

Lord, if these problems would come into her life.

If we had forgotten youth with abandon you but we haven't.

We we've captured covenants that we don't understand God why you would allow this to happen, but the context of verse 44 following Jesus can be difficult counted. But here's the point in the suffering in the persecution in the pain and the devastation.

Paul says here. Look at verse 37 we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. From a worldly perspective. Your failure from a human perspective. This seems an impossible situation you to be. I Psalm 44. Like sheep to be slaughtered for blood laughing at you. People are taunting you and you say you're a Christian, says Paul because of his great truth that he's presenting of God's inseparable love know we are more than conquerors through him who loved us know all of the problems in life don't disappear as we follow Jesus that is true, but we know this would loved with an everlasting life.

We are not promises we follow Jesus, no suffering, but we are promised no condemnation and were promised no separation from the love of God more than learning the love of God this morning to remind you the authority of Scripture. It is impossible, impossible for those saved by the grace of God to be separated from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. What is hypo mentions God's love, the end of the beginning of verse 35 who shall separate us from the love of Christ. Verse 37 and all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us and of verse 39. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. This is a love which will not let us go.

This is from everlasting to everlasting. This love, the love of God never runs out.

God is not fickle is Grace's love are always sufficient, always what we need at the time you said you really believe that John yes I believe that I believe that I was taught it is a little boy, but I believe it. I have experiences of told the story before, and it is five years ago this month the Lord to call my brother George. He was 19 months older than I was. We went through Denver University together. He chose medicine.

I chose law. We knew him well. My brother was one of these followers of Jesus that was steadfast, strong, consistent, faithful following of Jesus. The little boy he claimed to come to Christ and his teenage years he followed Christ throw you throughout University medical medical school in his profession. His family life. He's one of these men served in the church is an elder who was faithful to God as far as I knew, so he knew the love of God, but I remember home here in Charlotte, North Carolina and my brother calls me, this is Jon. I got bad news is I've got a brain tumor. Medically speaking, nothing much they can do going to operate the going to try and take some of it but I know you get good treatments are chassis system get good treatment then he said this is a general repeated this when I went over to the UK to visit him a few times before his death he repeated this deceptive head on the phone the first time. He said John he says you and I have always known about God's love people were brought from home with her parents left us when they told us about the love of God I never really know today that God loves me but he said never listen to this. Never have I experienced the depth of the love of God than I have, over the last few weeks has amazing is that and then you think.

Isn't that like guards because God always loves us we would affirm that here is someone facing that on death and in that situation dance itself and the thought of death in the valley of the shadow of death cannot separate and did not separate my brother from the love of God. In fact God through his spirit pulled an abundance of love into his heart that whatever the Poconos is this a new loved by God. Wonderful to have that kind of trust in God and then I thought us as we boys and is young man we sign. I am so glad that her father in heaven tells of the truth in the book he has written wonderful things in the Bible, I see this is the dearest that Jesus loves me is not right to believe that my brother my sister today. You may feel abandoned. You may feel isolated and we feel there is no way forward. You may like my brother be facing some devastating news. I don't trivialize a one little moment. These things are very very real but I want to remind you that the devil will tempt you to dilute the love of God, and you may not always feel love was Corrie 10 boom. That said, there is no tight so deep that God's love is not the first still, I like is not what pulsates here in verse 39 nor height nor depth, you may feel very very low. You may feel of the very bottom of your existence in a dark dark pit from which seems no lights, God's love is there, in the depth and the difficulties in the darkness. Paul is saying there is nothing at all either depth or anything else in all of creation that can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Wonderful to go through life knowing that deeply is not wonderful to know that loved with an everlasting love from which there is no room separation gas for those who are in Christ. Nothing in space or time can separate us from the love of God, who can be against us, who can accuse us who can condemn who can separate us from the love of Christ.

John starts, as Paul challenges anybody and everybody in heaven and earth are held to answer them and to deny the truth which they contain. But there is no answer.

Total silence. No answer. Total silence because God is with us and notice how Paul concludes. He invested 38 he says here, for I am sure. I'm sure sure of these four great impossibilities no opposition, no accusation, no condemnation, no separation from the love of God. Some translations say I am persuaded what I'm convinced our translation were using the ESV says, for I am sure of the streets. Itasca sure to have the assurance just to shoot Horatius Baffert was a successful Chicago lawyer married with four young daughters plans doing well in life and needing 71 the Chicago fire broke out and devastated the entire city. Sometime later he along with his wife and daughters planned a vacation in Europe the last minute.

Horatio Spofford was attained and his wife and four girls go ahead on an ocean liner called the bill do however bones for the UK on November 21, 1873. The lien was rammed at sea and sunk.

Within minutes, Anna is wife survived the four girls. The four daughters drowns when Anna Swafford reached Wales in the United Kingdom.

She cabled her husband saved alone, what shall I do Swafford overcome with great grief was a thought of the death of his four daughters made arrangements to go to join his wife is quickly as he could, crossing the Atlantic, Horatius Baffert talk to the captain and the captain one time said some notices about the spots where the builder however was rammed into your daughters perished, and Horatius Baffert wrote this wonderful him that were going to sing in a moment when peace like a river attendance my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll whatever my lot you have taught me to say it is well it is well with my soul piece.

You may be a peace life is wonderful life may may be very stormy.

Some of you and storms.

Swafford is saying.

And Paul is saying and I'm sitting in one way doesn't matter if it's well with your soul that these are the words echoed in the rhythm of the hymn number 493 and you'll see the bottom than book the tunas builder. However, after the ship in which the Spofford's girls perished, but in the original manuscript we have a copy of it.

Otherwise you can't read very much is his original manuscript. I was very interested to know this, that the words we saying are not identical to the words that he originally wrote over the original words when peace like a river attendance my way. Realize you can't read that too well when sorrows like sea billows roll whatever my lot that has taught me to know it as well.

It is well with my soul is one thing to say it is well with my soul.

One thing to sing it but there's another thing to note the grace of God I can say all of God's abundant grace. It is well with my soul when my brother five years ago when into the presence of the Lord, and you, much as I miss him that it was well with his soul. This is what policy, for I am sure I know I'm sector as we stand and sing this hymn have to ask is well with you. So give the assurance of salvation do you have the assurance of salvation do you have do you have the certainty that you are saved by the grace of God wonderful to common singlet the words to talk about them was another thing to say. As Paul says, I'm sure I'm convinced I'm persuaded that there is nothing in the whole universe was can separate me from the love of God in which we stand with me.

I invite you today to receive God's inseparable love in Christ Jesus.

As we sing this if you don't know the Savior we open your heart when you cry out to God and his grace to come in to save you at the college of Alaska. People don't leave at this point unless the in an emergency. Let's sing this to the Lord. Let me pray sing at her father and the God thank you for these great truths we pray that each person here in this beautiful century today know for certainty that there saved by your grace.

We thank you for the procedure. We thank you for that amazing inseparable love all of your grace in Christ name

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