Pastor Ron Roddey
"Trials to Joy"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Evening, October 23, 2022
Romans Chapter 8
8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ
Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free
from the law of sin and death.
8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the
flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for
sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk
not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh;
but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is
life and peace.
8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject
to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the
Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of
Christ, he is none of his.
8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the
Spirit is life because of righteousness.
8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell
in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your
mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
8:12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live
after the flesh.
8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the
Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of
8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but
ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the
children of God:
8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with
Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified
8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not
worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God.
8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by
reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the
bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain
together until now.
8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits
of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the
adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for
what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait
8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not
what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh
intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the
Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the
will of God.
8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that
love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed
to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many
8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he
called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also
8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can
be against us?
8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all,
how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God
8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that
is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh
intercession for us.
8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation,
or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or
8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we
are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him
that loved us.
8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to
separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.