Jul 15, 2011

Benediction: Romans 8:35-39

(based on Romans 8:35-39)

As we leave this place, remember this:
Nothing that we encounter in this world
can ever separate us from the love of Jesus Christ:
not hardship or disaster, poverty or danger,
neither death nor life, angels or demons,
our fears for today or our worries about tomorrow—
not even the powers of hell itself!
Nothing in all creation can ever separate us from God’s love.
So go from here with joy
to love and serve the Lord.

(based on Romans 8:35-39)

Who can separate us from the love of God?
Can troubles or hardships, persecution, hunger,
poverty, danger, or even death?
The answer is nothing—absolutely nothing.
No matter what comes our way,
we have overwhelming victory through Him who loved us
and gave himself up for us.
So go into the coming week with hope and joy,
confident in the knowledge that God’s love goes with you.

Romans 8:26-39 is one of the suggested scripture passages for the sixth Sunday after Pentecost (July 24, 2011).  For more worship resources related to this passage, or other scripture passages for that Sunday, click on Proper 12A in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.

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