Romans 8: Bible Study and Summary

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Romans 8 is a much loved chapter of the Bible. Many theologians claim Romans 8 to be their favorite chapter of the Bible. Because it is a chapter that helps us understand the doctrine of eternal security, it is also loved by regular Christians who would not clam to be Bible scholars.

After the internal struggle that Paul expressed at the end of Chapter 7 it is refreshing to see him open Romans 8 with these words: “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus…” These words are for those who have put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Beloved Verses from Romans 8

Romans 8 Bible Study and Summary

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

It would be easy to select just about any verse from chapter 8 to be on the list. However, here are some of the most loved verses. Leave a comment with your favorite verse if it is not listed here.

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Romans 8:15-17 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:  And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:33  Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.

Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Romans 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

No Condemnation and No Separation

There are many wonderful truths in Romans 8. The beginning and ending of the chapter help the reader understand the context and content of the rest of the other verses. Paul starts by saying there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. This shows God’s mercy—Him not giving us what we deserve. It ends with the fact that we also cannot be separated from His love. This is God’s grace—Him giving us what we do not deserve.

No Condemnation

We are free from sin and death. However, Jesus Christ was not and died in our place. We are free from punishment (v. 2). In Adam we are sinners who deserve punishment by death (Romans 5). Jesus accepted our punishment on the cross. In Christ we are justified in God’s sight by faith in the finished work of Jesus (Romans 8:33, 34).

We enjoy the mercy of God because we are in Christ and God has accepted Jesus’ sacrifice. There is no condemnation on us today. Praise the Lord!

No Separation from the Love of Christ

Verse 35 asks the question, “who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” The answer, of course, is no one. Then Paul continues to say that no created thing is able to separate us either. Neither tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril nor sword can separate us from God’s love. Why? Because we are more than conquerors in Christ!

Beyond the natural things that can happen to a man, Paul lists things completely out of our control to show how secure we are in Christ. He says that he is convinced that death and life are no match for God’s love. Angels, principalities and powers have no authority over those who are in Christ. The list continues with the present and future as well as all creation being named as things which cannot separate us from the love of Christ.

The final five verses of Romans 8 shows us that we can enjoy the grace of God through Jesus Christ. This grace is not temporary. Those who are alive in Christ have the eternal security that they will never be separated from the love of Christ.


Is it any wonder that this book and chapter in the Bible is so well loved? It is an encouraging and heart-warming reminder that we have such a loving Heavenly Father. He is merciful and gracious to everyone. For those that are in Christ Jesus, not only are we free from the condemnation that we deserve for the sinful creatures that we are, but we can also be sure that because of the grace of God (grace that is not temporary) we can also be sure that we will never be separated from the love of Christ.

Looking for some more Bible studies? Perhaps you would like to read these similar articles:

Hebrews 11: Bible Study on Faith

Bible Summary and Study on Love: 1 Corinthians 13

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

lucky September 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm

A pleasure to read


Trina February 27, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I had been on drugs for over 20 years and i have had to deal with and am deal with some harsh consequences because of choices I made but I give God for salvation and giving us his only begotten son so that I might be free Romans Chapter 8 gives me comfort and I am thakful that there is nothing in the world that can separate me from the love of which is in Jesus Christ. I also thank God that even my errors in life will work for my good because I love Jesus and he loves me


Pam February 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm

AMEN Trina, God will use even evil for good. I am so happy that you have come to know Jesus as your Saviour. Now you can be a testimony to others and you can let them know you have been delivered and so can they be delivered. I pray God richly blesses you Trina … thanks for leaving your comment and testimony here, I am so encouraged.


Terrance March 6, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I must say that this post is truly a blessing!! I very rarely respond to posts, but after reading this, which was written so gracefully, i had to say something. I have been ministering for about eleven years. I teach a Bible Study at the University where i attend, and i was just browsing around becasue my lesson this week would come from Romans 8th chapter, as inspired by God. I don’t think it was by chance that i had come across this post. I will share this with my group as a tool to help bring across the message in Romans 8. Reading it made tears come to my eyes..(Lol ima cry baby). But when you sit and think of how awesome our Savior is to us, it makes you cry. Romans 5th chapter talks about how when we were yet sinners, Christ died for us
..and that much by itself make me so grateful that our awesome God loved us and loves us better than we can even love our ownselves. Who wouldn’t serve a God like that?! To God be the glory for the things HE has done!
Bless You!


David Peach March 7, 2012 at 11:31 am

Thank you Terrance. You are an encouragement.

God’s grace and mercy are so wonderfully seen in this marvelous chapter.


Charles Pan March 11, 2013 at 1:37 am

There is something about Romans 8 that has always enlightened and nourished my spirit. It makes me secure in knowing that God through Jesus Christ has a place for us in His kingdom, that each one of us are called upon according to His purpose. What a comforting thing to know and to look forward to….


temilade May 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Romans 8vs1-15 is my favourite verses and i need more knowlege on it.i pray God will continue to strengthen you


Jacob March 10, 2018 at 2:12 am

I hear people say, that it the verses does not mention one self. And that all these things can not seperate us from God, but only oneself can if we choose to or backslide or even if we sin. Which means yesterday you can go to hell, today your saved, and tomorow who knows. What can you say about this? Can oneself or deeds seperate us form the love of God?


Jack Wellman March 10, 2018 at 11:16 am

Hello Jacob. The source, “I hear people say” is one of the most undependable of all statements or sources. It doesn’t matter what people say but what God’s Word says that counts. If you don’t believe you are secure, then Jesus wouldn’t say I give them eternal life and no man can snatch them out of My or My Father’s hands (John 10:28-29). Paul was writing in the first person on Romans 8, putting himself where we ALL are at. We struggle to obey and our nature says “Sin!” so like Paul, we do things we don’t want to do and the things we know we ought to do, we don’t do!


dave November 17, 2018 at 11:43 am

29 For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
30 Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.

More like Jesus. We have the mind of Christ.


Tintswalo October 26, 2019 at 7:58 am

I was in prayer and I was led to read Romans 8. A friend’s child has disappeared since Sunday. I prayerfully read some verses in this chapter and I just felt that all is well. God’s Spirit intercedes for us according to the will of God. God’s will is good, perfect and acceptable. I felt peaceful and stopped worrying about the lost child. Got the assurance that we are more than the conquerors in Christ Jesus our Lord. And that God will give us all things for he gave his child for us all and lastly nothing shall separate us from the love of God. Neither death or life.,……(the list goes on and on) shall separate us from the love of God. I am really blessed by this study and summary. God bless you.


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