Jul 15, 2011

Benediction: Romans 8:26-31


(based on Romans 8:28)

As you leave this place, remember this:
God causes everything to work together
for the good of those who love God
and are called according to His purpose for them.
So go with confidence to love and serve God.
And may the love of God,
the grace of Jesus Christ,
and the presence of the Holy Spirit
be with you wherever you find yourself this week.


(based on Romans 8:26-27)

As we go from here, never forget:
We do not go alone.
God’s own Spirit goes with us,
always ready to help in our weakness.
So let’s go in confidence and joy,
knowing that wherever we go,
we are surrounded by the love and mercy of God.


(based on Romans 8:29-31)

Brothers and sisters,
Never doubt the love of God!
For long before you were aware of it,
God knew you.
He had already chosen you to be part of his family—
a child of God!
And having chosen you, he called you;
and having called you, he made you right with God;
and having made you right with God, he gave you his glory!
So do not doubt the love of God.
For if God is with us, we have nothing to fear.

~ Christine Longhurst