What would change if you really understood all that God has done and is doing for you?
Sure we know in our head that God is for us, that there’s great hope in his relationship with us and salvation for us, but sometimes these truths can be hard to believe in the midst of exhaustion, busyness, and a world of spiritual and physical opposition. If God Is For Us is a devotional Bible Study on Romans 8 designed to cement in your soul the great truths of our salvation and an understanding for how the Holy Spirit guides our new life in the Spirit, all found in this beloved chapter of Scripture.
Why just the one chapter? The simple answer: there’s so much there! It’s no wonder that so many Christians list Romans among their favorite books of the Bible and Romans 8 as their favorite in the book. Romans is packed with profound truth after profound truth which are then followed up with life-changing promise after life-changing promise. In this 6-week study, Trillia Newbell will walk you through Romans 8 and help you cement deep inside yourself the scandalous truths of our great salvation, our inheritance, the assurance of our faith, and ultimately the love of our good Father.
Each week will include:
- 5 daily readings out of Romans
- A devotional for each daily reading
- Questions for reflection and study
If you’ve experienced the comfort of Romans 8 before, but want to plant it more deeply in your person this is the Bible Study for you. And it’s great for individual or group settings.
If you’re ready to live a life that shouts: “God is for me, who can be against me,” let’s get started today.
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About the Author
TRILLIA NEWBELL is the author of Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God's Good Gifts (2016), Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves (2015), United: Captured by God¿s Vision for Diversity (2014), a children's book, God's Very Good Idea: A True Story of God's Delightfully Different Family, and a six-week Bible study on Romans 8, If God is For Us: The Everlasting Truth of Our Great Salvation. She is currently Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention. Trillia is married to her best friend, Thern, they reside with their two children near Nashville, TN. You can find her at trillianewbell.com and follow her on twitter at @trillianewbell.
What People are Saying About This
Praise for If God Is For Us
If the Bible were a mountain range, it is said, Romans 8 would be its highest peak. I can
say after reading this study that Trillia Newbell is a sure-footed mountain guide that will
help you climb this great passage and get some of its best breathtaking views of God and
our salvation in Christ. I highly recommend this volume!
Tim Keller, cofounder, Redeemer City to City
So often we encounter the message of Romans 8 in fragments, its best-known verses
lifted from their context and lightly quoted to suit the need of the moment. With a
careful hand, Trillia Newbell mends our fragmented reading by guiding us into the text,
orienting this crucial chapter within the book of Romans as a whole, and tracing its cohesive
message from start to finish. If God Is For Us is six weeks well spent for any earnest
student of the Bible.
Jen Wilkin, author and Bible teacher
Trillia Newbell is a gift to the church. I can think of few people whose lives more authentically
display the work of God and the fruit of His Spirit. This study on the eighth
chapter of Romans will bless, encourage, and challenge you to grow further into Christ.
Within these pages, Trillia serves as a faithful guide to help you better understand and
apply God’s Word to your life.
Russell Moore, President, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the
Southern Baptist Convention
Like a delicious meal, Romans 8 is packed with truths to be savored as they are slowly
enjoyed. If God Is For Us helps us to slow down and ponder the riches in this beloved chapter
line by line, one verse at a time. Trillia Newbell’s warmth and wisdom will guide and
encourage you with truths that will refresh and revive your soul.
Melissa Kruger, director of women’s content for The Gospel Coalition and author of
In All Things
Some in the church eschew discipleship and study because they “don’t have time” or
“don’t know how.” Written like a letter from a good friend, If God Is For Us offers a deep
and digestible look into Paul’s intimate writings in Romans 8. Trillia explores in detail
the radical, existential transformation made possible through Christ. If you’ve hesitated
on Romans because it seems overwhelming, If God Is For Us is an excellent doorway to
understanding, living, and sharing the “exchanged life.”
K. A. Ellis, Cannada Fellow for World Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary
I’m so thankful for Trillia and this thorough study on Romans 8. Trillia does a beautiful
job encouraging us to be in God’s Word without leaving us to do it alone. Her insights
and personal illustrations make studying this foundational chapter of Scripture accessible
and inviting. I encourage you to get a group of friends together and pick up a copy of If
God Is For Us.
Kelly Minter, Bible teacher and author of No Other Gods
If God Is For Us is an extraordinary study and one I wholeheartedly recommend. I have
read and studied Romans 8 at length, as it is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible,
and God has used it to free me and transform me. And yet, through this six-week study
with Trillia, God opened the eyes of my heart anew to the beauty of the gospel, and
deepened my gratitude for the unwavering love of our Father and the gift of His precious
Jeannie Cunnion, author of Mom Set Free
Trillia Newbell’s passion for God’s Word leaps off each page of this exceptional 6-week
study. Wisely, she sweeps through the early chapters of Romans first, preparing our
hearts for a deeply satisfying walk through Romans 8, verse by powerful verse. Her scholarship
is impressive, and her questions are probing. Above all, her honest confessions and
personal discoveries bring home the life-altering truths contained in this beloved chapter
of the Bible. A wonderful resource!
Liz Curtis Higgs, bestselling author of Bad Girls of the Bible
Trillia Newbell’s If God Is For Us is an insightful, accessible, and in-depth study of one
of the Bible’s most treasured chapters. It offers a fresh and practical Bible study methodology
that inspires the reader to want more. In a season when women are searching
for strong theological representation and quality biblically based resources, Trillia has
Missie Branch, Asst. Dean of Students to Women, Southeastern Baptist Theological
Trillia’s study encourages us to mine for deep treasure in one of the most gospel-rich
chapters of the Bible, as she seamlessly shifts between deep inductive study and thoughtful
devotional reading. This curriculum will be a blessing to many!
Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler, cofounders of Risen Motherhood
Depending on your relationship with Scripture, studying a chapter for an entire month
can seem boring, but this study guide highlights the importance of patient study over
broad study. Yet, its focused style is far from intimidating to those who have an avoidant
posture toward learning. Trillia Newbell offers a highly accessible and introspective study
into Romans 8, which rightfully seeks to lead us to the main elements of the text and
also gives us a chance to see ourselves more clearly. In this study, we see the faithfulness
of God, the grace offered in repentance, and the reality of suffering for Christ’s sake, if
we are in the Lord. Newbell reminds us that, “Because we are Christ’s, we keep on fighting
sin, knowing that grace is available when we fail.”
Christina H. Edmondson, Dean for Intercultural Student Development at Calvin
It’s easy to think that believers are somehow immune to the shackles that once bound
our souls. The truth is, like the Israelites who questioned God’s goodness in the desert,
quickly forgetting how awful slavery really was, we sometimes slip into believing that
maybe God isn’t really for us. In our pain, our confusion, our flat-out tiredness, our
Bibles gather dust and our half-hearted prayers get drowned out in the lure “of just one
more episode” or “only five more minutes of scrolling.” Two hours later, we are still tired
and maybe even a little jaded that life has become a series of just getting through the days,
hoping for something to give us the spark we once had. Of course, we wouldn’t dare say
these things out loud. The truth is, under the surface of things, we’re desperate for revival.
We could all use some resurrection, some life out of the daily deadness we so often
feel. In If God Is For Us, Trillia Newbell takes us into Romans 8 and asks us to let God
remind us of who He is, who we are to Him, and where life is found and hope is more
than a trite offering.If you’re in a season where life feels like it just keeps coming against
you, like you can’t get a break, If God Is For Us is the study your soul is longing for.
Sarah Mae, author of The Complicated Heart