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Communion: No-onecan separate us
Today for communion I want to look at a wonderful passage from Romans
8. In most Bibles it is titled, “Nothing can separate us from God’s
As I read through the passage, I am overcome by God’s love
for us all and how secure we are in His hands.
31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is
for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his
own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything
else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for
God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will
condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life
for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand,
pleading for us.
35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s
love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity,
or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened
with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed
every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) 37 No, despite all
these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s
love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our
fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of
hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in
the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to
separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our
In this passage we see three amazing things.
1. No-one can be against us
Verse 31 says, “If
God is for us, who can ever be against us?”
What a great
statement. God is on our side. He is for us. Nothing or no-one can be
against us who comes close to His love, His power, His protection. He
did not even spare His Son to make this possible. We are His and He is
2. No-one can condemn us
33-34 - 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No
one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who
then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised
to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honour at God’s right
hand, pleading for us.
God has given us right standing with Him
because our faith in Christ. Christ’s death of the cross paid the price
for our sin. And now Christ’s righteousness is imputed to us. Jesus is
also seated in heaven pleading for us. He is on our side. He is in our
corner. If God says we are right with Him, no-one in all creation can
argue against us.
3. No-one can separate us from God
Verse 35 asks the question, “Can anything ever separate us from
Christ’s love?” Verse 38 answers the question, “And I am convinced that
nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.”
troubles, strife, angels, demons, fears, worries, not even the powers of
hell. Nothing in all creation can separate us. We are His and He is
ours. We are safely held in the palm of His hands.
Today as we
take communion and remember what Christ has done for us. Let us remember
these three wonderful truths from Romans 8 – no-one can be against us,
no-one can condemn us, and no-one separate us from God’s love.
Let us pray.
By Dave Quinn
Founder of PASSIONAustralia.org
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