Presentation on theme: "Overview of Romans I. Intro. + Theme1:1-17 II. Condemnation1:18-3:20 III. Justification3:21-5:11 IV. Sanctification5:12-8:39 V. Illustration9:1-11:36 VI."— Presentation transcript:
Overview of Romans I. Intro. + Theme1:1-17 II. Condemnation1:18-3:20 III. Justification3:21-5:11 IV. Sanctification5:12-8:39 V. Illustration9:1-11:36 VI. Application12:1-15:13 VII. Epilogue15:14-16:27
Romans 8:29-30 It is critical to notice that the words “those who love God” bare emphatic.
Romans 8:29-30 This is a critical condition for what follows.
Romans 8:29-30 Paul is only talking about those who are living as adult sons (vv. 14-15), those who have the “first fruits” of the Spirit (v. 23), and express their love for the Lord through suffering with Him.
Romans 8:29-30 These believers share in the massive plan of all things and are called “in harmony with” His purpose (v. 28).
Romans 8:29-30 In 8:29-30, Paul is explaining why v. 28 is true.
Romans 8:28 Those who Love God Called in harmony with His purpose
Romans 8:29-30 “His purpose” To share His glory with those who suffer with Him
Romans 8:29-30 Our calling is why our suffering leads to what is good, the freedom of all creation.
Romans 8:29-30 The temptation is to make this statement individual.
Romans 8:29-30 In context, this is a statement about God’s eternal goal for believers as they share a role in the freedom of all things.
Romans 8:28-29 Rom. 8:29-30 “His purpose” Those who expanded… Love God Called in harmony with His purpose
Those who suffer with Him and love Him Relationship before time Predestined to likeness to Christ
Romans 8:29-30 This is consistent with 1 Tim. 1:9; God’s purpose and grace are determinative.
Those who suffer with Him and love Him Predestined Called
Romans 8:29-30 In the calling, our personal experience is impacted.
Romans 8:29-30 These are those of v. 28 who “love God” and are “called in harmony with His purpose” and suffer together with creation toward it’s freedom.
Those who suffer with Him and love Him Called Justified
Those who suffer with Him and love Him Justified Glorified
Romans 8:29-30 “Firstborn” Heir of all things among many brothers who, if we suffer with Him, will co-reign with Him.
Romans 8:29-30 No matter how much we suffer we need always remember… Our relationship with God started in eternity past and will extend into eternity in the future!