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.

  1. 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?
  2. What are the two ways Paul says we receive the promise of verse 28? What does each term mean?
  3. 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?
  4. How does verse 29-30 explain God’s ultimate purpose in history is, ad also what our ultimate good is? (vs. 28)
  5. 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.)
  6. 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?
  7. 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?
  8. 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”?





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