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  Romans 8:31-39   There is nothing better to close out a sermon than a hymn that reaffirms the truth that was spoken.  And that is exactly what Paul does here in the closing of this chapter.  The battle hymn of the saints as we go through sufferings in this life for the glory of God, and the glory we await for in heaven.   If I could title this text into a hymn I would call it “God’s unstoppable love”   My suffering will never prevent me from entering eternity with the one who is the answer to all the questions Paul rhetorically asks in this portion of Scripture.  These series of questions are not questions of uncertainty,  but of great strength to persevere in the days ahead.  “If God is for us” is a rhetorical question because what it could easily be read, “Since God is for us who can be against us?”  My first stanza of my song would be “As a child of God, the believer is secure that nothing in the universe can separate him or her from the love of God.”  The answer to thi


  Rom 8:28-30 The Scriptures reveal that our ultimate destination as sons and daughters of the King is to enter Heaven.  This is the place we joyfully look forward to!  This is what we know!  We know…..  According to Scripture that there is no night, no death, and no tears.  John penned this future truth. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Rev 21:4.  It’s a place we will live forever and will never be marred by the presence evil or sin.  Heaven is a place where nothing goes wrong and no evil takes place.  Nothing compares to this glorious place, Not even our suffering can can keep us from looking heavenward. (v18-v27).  That is what we look forward to because……   “We know”   “God works all things or in all things work for good” (v28)   “we” is not speaking of universally of all people; its speaking of inclusively of all who are in