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Trusting Beyond Our Challenges (Romans 8:18-28)

Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, September 15, 2019
Part of the Experiencing His Faithfulness series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Romans 8:18–28 (Listen)

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. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

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.

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Experiencing His Faithfulness
Trusting Beyond Our Challenges
Romans 8:18-28
September 15, 2019

How do you deal with your challenges?

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” – Romans 8:18

“In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:26-28

5 key words and 5 key questions --

1. All – What will we face in life?

2. Good – What will He do?

3. Love – What must we do?

4. Call – How will we respond?

5. Purpose – How do we discern it?

If we understand His promise, we will experience His power –

Will you trust beyond your challenge?

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