Our Unfailing Hope, Part 1

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Romans 8:26-30
[26] Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. [27] And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. [28] And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. [29] For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. [30] And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
1.   How does biblical “hope” differ from the way that word is used today? What were the two aspects of hope discussed in the sermon?
2.   Looking at the big picture, how does this whole portion of Romans 8 provide fuel for suffering, fighting, and holiness?
3.   What is Paul describing in vv. 26-27? How does this deepen our understanding of the Trinity?
4.   How does the intercessory work of the Spirit encourage us not to lose heart in the face of our weakness and failure?
5.   Why is v. 28 so precious to Christians? How has God used this verse in your life?
6.   How does the context of v. 28 bring clarity and precision to its meaning and application?

References: Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1; Romans 8:34; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; 1 Corinthians 12:30; 2 Timothy 1:9; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:21.

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