"One of my favorite passages in The Message is Petersons rendering of that powerful proclamation in Romans 8 (v.31),
With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didnt hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldnt gladly and freely do for us?
Somehow, when I read Romans 8 in those words, it all becomes more real, less Oh yeah, this passage again, more Oh yeah, I can keep going; less 'intro to the New Testament,' more 'Life 101'; less 'never-never land,' and more 'never, never give up!' Its a verse I need to read often: With God on our side, how can we lose?"
- Duffy Robbins
Associate Professor of Youth Ministry
youth speaker and
youth ministry trainer