Romans Chapter 8

Romans 8:1 So now anyone who is in Christ Jesus is not judged guilty. Who not follow our sinful ways but follow the ways of the spirit.

Romans 8:2 It is because in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit brings life and has made you free. The Spirit made you free from the law that brings sin and death

Romans 8:3 God did what his laws could not do. He saved us. The law was without power because it was made weak by our sinful flesh. But God sent his Son, and He became a Man, a human like the people who sin, and God punished Him for their sin. That is how God punished the sin which ruled over people.

Romans 8:4 God did this so that we could be right just as the law said we must be. Now we do not follow our sinful selves. We follow the Spirit.

Romans 8:5 People who follow their sinful selves think only about what they want. But those who follow the Spirit are thinking about what the Spirit wants them to do.

Romans 8:6 If you’re thinking is controlled by your sinful self, there is death. But if you’re thinking is controlled by the Spirit, there is life and peace.

Romans 8:7 Anyone whose thinking is controlled by their sinful self is against God. They refuse to obey God’s law.  They are not able to obey it.

Romans 8:8 Those who are ruled by their sinful selves cannot please God.

Romans 8:9 But you are not ruled by your sinful selves. You are ruled by the Spirit, that Spirit of God really lives in you. But whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Christ.

Romans 8:10 Your bodies will die because sin.  But if Christ lives in you, then the Spirit gives you life, because Christ made you right with God.

Romans 8:11 Jesus died, but the Spirit of God made Him live again. That same Spirit lives in your hearts and that is why He will also make you live again, you who have bodies that will die. The Spirit of God who lives in your heart will raise you as He raised Jesus.

Romans 8:12 So, my brothers and sisters, we have a responsibility not to be ruled by our sinful selves. We must not live the way our sinful selves want.

Romans 8:13 If you use live to do what your sinful selves want, you will die. But if you use the Spirit’s help to stop doing the wrong things you do with your body, you will have true life.

Romans 8:14 The true children of God are those who let God’s Spirit lead them.

Romans 8:15 The Spirit that we received is not a spirit that makes us slaves again to fear. The Spirit that we have makes us adopted children of God.  And with that Spirit we cry out, Abba, Father.

Romans 8:16 And the Spirit himself speaks to our spirits and makes us sure that we are God’s children.

Romans 8:17 If we are God’s children, we will get the blessings God has for his people. He will give us all that he has given Christ. But we must suffer like Christ suffered. Then we will also be glorified with him.

Romans 8:18 We have to suffer now, But God will give us something much better, something wonderful, and we will see it.

Romans 8:19 Everything that God has made is waiting with excitement for the time when he will show the world who his children are.

Romans 8:20 Everything God made was allowed to become like something that cannot fulfill its purpose. That was not its choice, but God made it happen with this hope in view:

Romans 8:21 That the creation would be made free from ruin.  That everything God made would have the same freedom and glory that belong to God’s children.

Romans 8:22 We know that everything God made has been waiting until now in pain like a woman ready to give birth to a child.

Romans 8:23 Not only the world, but we also have been waiting with pain inside us. We have the Spirit as the first part of God’s promise. So, we are waiting for God to finish making us his own children. I mean we are waiting for our bodies to be made free.

Romans 8:24 God has saved us, and He gave us this hope, to wait for something wonderful. If we can see what we are waiting for, that is not really hope. People don’t hope for something they already have.

Romans 8:25 But we are hoping for something we don’t have yet, and we are waiting for it patiently.

Romans 8:26 Also, the Spirit helps us. We are weak, but the Spirit helps us with our weakness. We don’t know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit himself speaks to God for us. He begs God for us, speaking to him with feelings too deep for words.

Romans 8:27 God already knows our deepest thoughts. And he understands what the Spirit is saying, because the Spirit speaks for his people in the way that agrees with what God wants.

Romans 8:28 The people who love God should know that everything that happens to them is for good. God makes it happen that way because that was his plan.

Romans 8:29 God knew them before he made the world. And he decided that they would be like his Son. Then Jesus would be the firstborn of many brothers and sisters.

Romans 8:30 God planned for them to be like his Son. God calls them to himself, and God made them right with him. And after he made them right, he gave them his glory.

Romans 8:31 So what should we say about this? If God is for us, no one can stand against us.

Romans 8:32 He even let his own Son suffer for us. God gave his Son for all of us. So now with Jesus, God will freely give us all things.

Romans 8:33 Who can accuse the people God? No one! God is the one who makes them right.

Romans 8:34 Who can say that God’s people are guilty? No one! Christ Jesus died for us, but that is not all. Jesus was also raised from death. And now he is at God’s right side, speaking to God for us.

Romans 8:35 Can anything separate us from Christ’s love? Can trouble or problems or persecution.  Can no food or no clothes or face danger or even death?

Romans 8:36 As the scripture says, For your sake we are in danger of death at all times; we are treated like sheep that are going to be slaughtered.

Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we have complete victory through Jesus who loved us.

Romans 8 38 For I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love: neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future,

Romans 8:39 Neither the world above nor the world below there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord.