Romans 8:18-30 – October 7, 2007

October 1, 2007 at 11:33 pm Leave a comment

BELIEVERS RECEIVE THE SPIRIT’S HELP (verses 18-30)

Each study will have an error in one of the questions. It is our duty as believers to test everything that we read or hear with the Bible. So this will be a mini exercise in testing what is being said in class

Q1) Verses 18-25 talk about how we will be delivered from some things that we deal with now in our present lives. What things will we be delivered from and how?

Discussion)    We will be delivered from sufferings, futility, and trials of this present age.  We will have to go through these but they will not kill our soul.

Q2) Read II Corinthians 4:17 and I Peter 1:6, then explain what Romans 8:18 and 19 mean.

Discussion)    Verse 19 means that all of creation, since the fall of Adam and Eve, waits for this time when we shall enter into the fullness of the glory of God.

Q3) Read II Corinthians 5:7, I Thessalonians 5:8, and Titus 3:7. According to verse 24, what do we have and why do we have it?

Discussion)    We have hope in every major issue and trial that we face.  That hope is in and is Jesus Christ and is in no other.

Q4) Read II Timothy 1:9 and then read verse 28. Verse 28 is very clear in stating that ALL things work together for good for ALL people – saved and unsaved. Why?

Clues)    This is the trick question.

Discussion)    We wrapped this into question 5.

Q5) Read verse 28. What are the two most common mistakes that people either misquote, misread, misinterpret or interject into this verse?

Discussion)    Many people believe that this verse either states that nothing bad will happen to me or that everything works out good for all people.  Both of these are wrong.  Bad things happen to everyone.  For those that love God and follow Him, all things bad work out to the good.  Also, it must be noted that this verse is not for everyone.  This verse is for all that love God.

Q6) Verse 30 is a guarantee of what to a believer?

Discussion)    It is a guarantee of the hope that we have in Jesus.  Jesus already stands in victory and He will provide these things in verse 30 for us, through His victory.  It is nothing that we did, it is all and completely based upon Him.

LIFE APPLICATION: This study talks about hope and faith in Him – that our sufferings and pain are only temporary – then glory. When we can’t pray anymore, when we can only lie there and cry, it is then that the Holy Spirit and Jesus make intercession for us and the Holy Spirit helps us to go ahead and pray. What does this tell you about how God feels about us? Write down a suffering or pain of yours that you are willing to share with the class and then we will ask the Holy Spirit to help us pray accordingly.

Discussion)  God cares for every trial and situation that we go through.  There will be times where He will not hold back bad things, but during those dark times He will be closer to us than we can imagine.

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Entry filed under: Time in the Word.

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