Lesson 15 Romans 8:28-39
Please listen again to the sermon of April 30, re-read Romans 8:28-39 and on your own, or better still, join with one of our small groups during the week and consider these questions, as together we dig deeper.
- In what ways does a belief in the promise of verse 28 effect the way we face: a) the good and b) bad circumstances and even c) failures and sins in our lives?
- What are the two ways Paul says we receive the promise of verse 28? What does each term mean?
- What does this text imply is the effect of “all things” on those who don’t love God? Why do you think the effect is different on them?
- How does verse 29-30 explain God’s ultimate purpose in history is, ad also what our ultimate good is? (vs. 28)
- How many groups or sets of people is Paul talking about in verse 29-30? List the five active verbs in vs 29-30 that describes what God does to this group? What does each term mean (remembering that this is the same group of people.)
- Why can Paul use the past tense “glorified” when speaking of the Christian? What does this tell us about the certainty of our final salvation?
- Paraphrase each of the five questions Paul poses (vs 31-35) Summarize Paul’s answer (36-39) to the questions? How does the answer depend on the the doctrine of vs 28-29? What is the practical purpose of the questions?
- Especially focus on the three questions Kirk looks at in his sermon? How does the WHO help answer the WHAT (as in the struggles we experience in the “meantime”?