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Pastor Tim Swigarts Blog

Missio Dei is a Contemporary Baptist Church located in historic Galena IL. Senior Pastor Tim Swigart shares his thoughts on numerous topics concerning the church.

More than Conquerors

Timothy Swigart

I had the honor of speaking at the Savanna Bible Church this morning. My text was Romans 8:31-39. This is the climax of a theologically rich chapter. The last three verses are as follows:

"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Paul lists ten specific things that could all present a challenge in our lives. Some are severe challenges, like death. Yet, what Paul teaches in Romans 8 is that even these challenges will be used by God for our good. Romans 8:28 is an encouraging verse, which states: "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." If you are a follower of Christ, every obstacle and every challenge you face will ultimately be used by God for your benefit.

So, when we say we are more than conquerors, we are saying that we will more than overcome every trial in life. In fact, these challenges will ultimately rise up and serve our good.

I don't know what challenges you may be facing as you read the words on this screen. I do, however, know that followers of Christ will reign victorious over every challenge and will grow to become more and more like Christ in the process. All the while, we can rest peacefully in the arms of Christ knowing that He will love us no matter what lies ahead for nothing can separate us from His love.