No one can thwart God’s good plans for us. No one can ultimately turn God’s good plans for us against us.”

Trillia Newbell delivered a message in a breakout session as part of The Gospel Coalition’s 2019 National Conference in Indianapolis titled “If God Is for Us.” From Romans 8:31–39, Newbell encouraged attendees to trust that the verdict has been determined for believers in Christ, and it is in our favor. By reiterating a series of rhetorical questions Paul lays out in Romans 8, Newbell emphasized the rightful conclusion that if God is for us, no one can ever prevail against us, no matter the circumstance.

“More than conquerors” is not a silly slogan to get you through your morning workout; it is a world-changing truth that he who loved us has given us the victory and nothing will ever thwart it. That is news too amazing to ignore or to keep to ourselves.

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