Chapter # 8 Paragraph # 5 Study # 1
May 6, 2008
Lincolnton, N.C.

<400> Thesis: God is absolutely committed to bringing us to joy. Introduction: We have come in our studies of Romans 8 to the point where Paul says that we have to respond. This is an integral aspect of the way the universe works: every claim gets a response of some kind. We will either ignore, reject, or embrace every dogmatic Truth-claim to which we are subjected. In the complications of our experience we will often not even be significantly aware that we are responding, but we are. This evening we are going to address the issue of Paul's second question in 8:31: if God is for us, who can effectively oppose our success?