A.  Have you ever thought that someone would stand with you, but he didn’t?

          B.  We can’t always depend on people, but we can depend on God.

          C.  Let’s look at four reasons we can know that God is for us.

      I.  Because the Bible teaches it.  Romans 8:28-31 (835)

          A.  We have been created in God’s image.  Genesis 1:26-27 (1)

          B.  God has provided us with all things.  2 Peter 1:3 (897); Matthew 6:33 (707);
                1 John 5: 13 (902)

    II.  Because we are in Christ. 

          A.  No condemnation.  Romans 8:1-2 834

          B.  Continual forgiveness of sins.  1 John 1:7 (899-900

   III.  Because God has given us His Holy Spirit.

          A.  As a seal and earnest.  Ephesians 1:13-14 (863)

                Seal: _______________________________________________________________

                Earnest: _____________________________________________________________

   IV.  Because of answered prayers.  James 1:2-6 (891); Philippians 4:6-7 (869)

    V.  Results of God’s being for us.

          A.  We shouldn’t worry. Philippians 4:6 (869)

          B.  We shouldn’t fear.  2 Timothy 1:7 (879)

          C.  We should be bold in standing for truth.  Acts 4:11-13 (803)

          D.  We should look forward to eternity.  Matthew 25:31-34 (726)

Conclusion:  Review and invitation.