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Future Glory Over Present Suffering | Romans 8:18-30

Do you sense an ache in your soul, longing for something greater than what you experience in this world? In week eight of Dying to Live, Blake Holmes walks through Romans 8:18-30 to show us what it looks like to anticipate the future glory that is promised in Scripture.

Blake HolmesOct 3, 2021

In This Series (8)
God is for You | Romans 8:31-39
Harrison RossOct 10, 2021
Future Glory Over Present Suffering | Romans 8:18-30
Blake HolmesOct 3, 2021
Changed by God | Romans 8:1-17
David MarvinSep 26, 2021
Acceptance Over Performance | Romans 7:7-25
Blake HolmesSep 19, 2021
The Law and Spirit| Romans 7:1–7
John ElmoreSep 12, 2021
Our Identity in Christ
David MarvinAug 29, 2021
Dead To Sin, Alive in Christ
Blake HolmesAug 22, 2021
Obedience of Faith
Nathan WagnonAug 15, 2021

Summary

Do you sense an ache in your soul, longing for something greater than what you experience in this world? In week eight of Dying to Live, Blake Holmes walks through Romans 8:18-30 to show us what it looks like to anticipate the future glory that is promised in Scripture.

Key Takeaways

  • Our future glory far outweighs our present suffering.
  • Creation groans in anticipation of our future glory (v. 18-22).
  • There is pain today, but we know that one day there will be new life.
  • We groan in anticipation of our future glory (v. 23-25).
  • Hope is marked in the character and word of God.
  • We have hope because the Spirit of God resides within our hearts.
  • The Spirit groans in anticipation of our future glory (v. 26-30).
  • The Spirit intercedes for us in our weakness and in our fallen humanity.
  • God meets us even in our prayers.
  • Romans 8:28 is not a promise of worldly comfort or an assurance of understanding God’s purposes. It is a promise that God is writing our story, He has our best interest at heart, and He is good.
  • God’s greatest aim is not our happiness but our holiness.
  • God has been at work in our lives since before the creation of the world.

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

  • What life circumstances cause you to feel a “groaning” for something more?
  • Can you rest in the fact that God is writing your story?
  • What keeps you from believing that the best is yet to come?

Other Mentioned or Recommended Resources

  • Suggested Scripture study: Isaiah 11:7-10; 1 John 3:2; Ephesians 1:13-14; Philippians 1:6; 2 Corinthians 4:17; Romans 5:3-5; Ephesians 1:3-6; John 10:27-28
  • Book: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis