This lesson was taught in our High School Student Bible Fellowship on December the 28th. This summary is provided to help you as you talk through the lessons your students are learning as they are in a study in the book of Romans.
More than conquerors through Jesus (Romans 8:28-39)
There is a great story in the Old Testament about a mighty man named Benaiah (I Chronicles 11:22-23). Benaiah, among other great acts is known for taking a spear away from an Egyptian and whipping him with his own weapon. Benaiah was more than a conqueror because he took the enemy’s weapon away from him and destroyed him with it. In the last eleven verses of Romans chapter 8 we see the long list of things that will come against us as Christians. We also are told that God is for us and He will work all things together for our good. That means that even the bad stuff brings victory in our lives if we trust God to take us through them. That makes us more than conquerors.
Jesus faced all the things listed in these verses in Romans 8. He was in distress, persecuted faced peril and the sword and had the powers and principalities of this world come against Him with all their furry. He arose victorious over them, and if we be dead with Christ then we are also raised in newness of life with Him. Our salvation doesn’t prevent those things from coming our way, but we can rise up against them in the power of God and see that He will work all those things together for our good. We are more than conquerors in Jesus which means that in the midst of the trial or temptation is both the way of escape (I Corinthians 10:13) and the tools of a great victory in Christ.