I have to admit that Romans 8 is one of my favourite chapters in the Bible. John Piper, speaking at Passion 2013 last night, called it ‘the greatest chapter in the Bible.’ I don’t know if I would dare go that far, but I certainly can never fail to be inspired, blessed and challenged when I read it.

In concluding the sermon, which is worth listening to (Session seven is available for the rest of today), John Piper said of this chapter that it is “Paul’s effort to help us endure and embrace suffering because of the security of our future joy. It ends with the truth-laden effort of Paul to us to embrace suffering for the sake of love because of an indestructible hope which is God’s relation to us in Jesus.”

There’s enough in that one quote to keep me chewing for today, I suspect!