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Romans 8:33-34

33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.



Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen?
Who will bring any charge against God’s elect, His chosen ones?

It is God who justifies.
It is God who justifies us, declaring us blameless and putting us in a right relationship with Himself.

Who then is the one who condemns?
Who is the one who condemns us?

No one.

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.
Christ Jesus is the One who died to pay our penalty, and more than that, who was raised from the dead, and who is at the right hand of God interceding with the Father for us.

Romans 8:26-27

26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.



The Spirit helps us in our weakness.
The Spirit comes to us and helps us in our weakness.

We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
We do not know what prayer to offer or how to offer it as we should, but the Spirit Himself knows our need and at the right time intercedes on our behalf with sighs and groanings too deep for words.

Romans 6:15-16

15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! 16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?



What then?
What then are we to conclude?

Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace?
Shall we sin because we are not under Law, but under God’s grace?

By no means!
Certainly not!

Do you not know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?
Do you not know that when you continually offer yourselves to someone to do their will, you are the slaves of the one whom you obey, either slaves of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness, right standing with God?

Acts 3:1-10

1 Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. 2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple; 3 who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms. 4 And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.” 5 So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. 6 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” 7 And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 8 So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God. 9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God. 10 Then they knew that it was he who sat begging alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.



Peter:
“Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”
“Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give to you. In the name, authority, power of Jesus Christ the Nazarene begin now to walk and go on walking!”

Taking him by the right hand, Peter helped him up.
Seizing the man’s right hand with a firm grip, Peter raised him up.

And instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.
And at once the man’s feet and ankles became strong and steady.

He jumped to his feet and began to walk.
He stood up with a leap and began to walk.

Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.
Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and leaping and praising God.