Friday, May 01, 2015

Homiletics - Romans 8

Contents (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture):  Where?                                                                Who?

No condemnation for those in Christ bec law of S set you free from law of sin & death; what law powerless to do bec it weakened by flesh, God did by sending Son in likeness of sinful flesh to be sin offering; He condemned sin in flesh that righteous requirement of law be fully met in us who live according to S.
Those who live according to flesh have minds set on flesh desires, those who live according to Spirit have mind set on Spirit desires; mind governed by flesh=death, is hostile to G, doesn’t submit to G’s law & can’t; mind governed by Spirit=life & peace; those in realm of flesh cannot please G.
You not in realm of flesh, but in realm of Spirit if Spirit of G lives in you, if anyone not have Spirit of Christ, they not belong to Christ; if Christ in you, even though your body=subject to death bec of sin, Spirit gives life bec of righteousness; if Spirit of Him Who raised J is in you, He Who raised J will give life to your bodies bec of Spirit.
Therefore we have obligation, not to live according to flesh; if you live according to flesh you die; if by Spirit you put to death misdeeds of body, you live; those led by Spirit of G are children of G; Spirit does not make you slaves, rather Spirit brought your adoption, by Him we cry Abba Father.
S testifies w/our spirit we are G’s children; if we children, we heirs of G & co-heirs w/Christ if we share in His sufferings that we may share glory.
I consider our sufferings not worth comparing w/glory that will be revealed in us; for creation waits in eager expectation for children of G to be revealed, for creation subjected to frustration in hope that creation be liberated from bondage to decay & brought into freedom & glory of children of G.
We know whole creation groaning as in pains of childbirth up to present; we who have firstfruits of S groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption, redemption of our bodies; in this hope we’re saved, hope that’s seen is no hope at all, who hopes for what they have; if we hope for what not have, we wait patiently; in same way, S helps us in weakness, we don’t know what to pray for but S intercedes thru wordless groans & He Who searches our hearts knows mind of S bec S intercedes in acc w/will of G.
In all things G works for good of those who love Him/have been called acc to His purpose; those G foreknew He predestined be conformed to image of Son that He be 1stborn among many; those predestined, He called; those called, He justified; those justified, He glorified.
What shall we say in response: if G is for us who can be against us?
He who didn’t spare Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not graciously give us all things?
Who will bring charge vs. those G has chosen, G justifies; who condemns?  No one, J who died – more than that, was raised – is @ rt hand of G interceding for us.
Who shall separate us from love of Christ? Trouble, hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger, sword? As written: for your sake we face death all day, we considered as sheep to be slaughtered; No, we more than conquerors thru Him who loved us; I’m convinced neither death nor life, angels nor demons, present or future, nor any powers, height nor depth, nor anything else in creation able to separate us from love of G in Christ.


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

Life and peace in Christ
The most important choice we will ever make is: life or death.
We are God’s children
Each of us was planned and wanted by our Heavenly Father.
God works all things for good of those who love Him and have been called according to His purpose
God is good and has good things planned for the lives of His people.


Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

God works all things for good for His children.


Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMATK that God loves His people and has wonderful plans for our lives.



Why is there no condemnation for those in Christ?
What was the law powerless to do and how did God accomplish it?
What is God’s attitude toward sin?
Compare and contrast those who live according to the flesh and those who live according to the Spirit.
Would you prefer to live according to the flesh or the Spirit?  Why?
What might it look like to live according to the flesh?  The Spirit?
Where in Scripture do you see examples of people living in the flesh and living in the Spirit?
What does it mean to be a child of God?
How have you suffered?  And how will that suffering compare to the glory that will be revealed in you?  How does this encourage you to suffer well?
How might you suffer well?
How did Paul suffer well according to 2 Corinthians 12:7-11?
How does the Spirit help us in weakness?
What are the conditions of God working all things for good?
Describe the process of being glorified by God.
What does the question, “if God is for us who can be against us”, mean to you?
What has God graciously given you in the spirit of giving His only Son?
Where is Jesus now and what is He doing?  How does this comfort and encourage you?
What cannot separate us from the love of God in Christ?
What leads Paul to write that we are more than conquerors?
Where in Scripture do you see evidence that God’s people are more than conquerors in Christ?
What does it mean to you to be more than conquerors in Christ?


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