Romans 8:18-39 – Bring many sons into glory with Christ

  • The suffering we experienced is nothing compared to the glory that will be revealed to us (v18, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18)
  • Gen 3:17 tells us the ground was cursed because of Adam’s sin. Romans 8:19-21 further elaborates that the whole creation was under cursed. The creation has been living as slavery, suffers the pains of childbirth in this corrupted world after the fall (v21,v22)
  • The creation has been waiting for the glory of the children of God to be fully revealed, when it happened, the creation will be set free (v19, v21)
  • Three groaning
    • whole creation – because they are no free, living in a corrupted world (v22)
    • believers – because we still living in a body that will eventually die (v23)
    • Holy Spirit – He intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words, according to the will of God the father (v26, v27)
  • When the Holy Spirit intercedes for us, all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (v28)
  • What should we do to be conformed to the image of Jesus?
    • Love God (v28)
    • Live according to the Holy Spirit (v5-v6)
  • God’s eternal will is to conform us to the image of Jesus Christ, who is the firstborn among many brethren (v29), God’s eternal will is bring many sons into glory (v30)
  • God’s complete plan of salvation
    • Externally, our body will be redeem (v23)
    • Internally, we will be mold into the image of Jesus (v29)
  • Not only the Holy Spirit intercedes for us, Jesus also intercedes for us (v34)
  • Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God (V31 – V39)
    • Notice 5 questions: (v31,v32,v33,v34,v35)
    • The answer is NO. Because we are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ who loves us (v37)

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