Key words defined:
Sanctification – to be set apart from sin to God
Positional – in Christ
Progressive – more like Christ
Perfected – seeing Christ, face to face
The premise – Romans 8:18
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
consider = logical thinking, not opinion
sufferings = all kinds
present time = now, in this earthly life
not worth comparing = value and weight
glory revealed to us = made known toward us
I. The groaning of creation. 19-21
A. Creation waits with eager longing.
B. Creation groans under sin’s curse.
II. The groaning of Christians. 22-25
A. God’s children groan inwardly.
B. God’s children wait eagerly.
C. God’s children have confidence
III. The groaning of the Comforter. 26-27
A. The Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness.
B. The Holy Spirit intercedes for us.
~ Maintain a God-honoring, balanced, Biblical perspective of present things, and things to come!
~ Keep developing a Biblical view of suffering!
~ Continually find joy and rest in the faithful ministry of the Holy Spirit in your life!