1 Kings 35-12
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
This was a Sunday where I preached without a manuscript but the main point was that Paul, in the reading from Romans makes three assertions about God:
1) The spirit helps us in our weakness
2) God has called us (and part of being called is being justified and glorified by God)
3) Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God
In the many of the various characters in the Bible we hear in their stories how these three points play out, how God calls them, helps them in their weakness and is always with them.
These promises are for us as well, God has called us into relationship through our baptisms, helps us in our weakness and is always with us.