More Than Conquerors

While growing up in south Florida, my family and I attended Redland Church of Christ.  I remember vividly a leadership program titled “More Than Conquerors” for young boys of the congregation.  A group of older men and elders of the church would work with us on church service opportunities such as song and prayer leading, preaching, and serving on the Lord’s table.  While the activities primarily revolved around participation in the church’s worship service, we were taught other Godly principles for everyday living.  But most importantly, we were instructed on the confidence we can have in the power and love of God through Jesus Christ.

More than conquerors
More than conquerors

“If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all- how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?  Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen?  It is God who justifies.  Who is he that condemns?  Christ Jesus, who died- more than that, who was raised to life- is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?  Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?  As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.’  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

(Romans 8:31-39)

As these verses teach, we have much to be confident about.  We have no worry of condemnation if we remain in Christ.  God justifies us through his Son.  Jesus intercedes for us and through his perfection we have no worry of eternal separation from God.  We truly are more than conquerors because the perfect love of God has defeated death, giving us the promise of eternity with him.

-Joe

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