M I N I S T R Y S E R I E S
Romans 8:28 For we know, that all things work together for good to those who love God
What is Good to God is the conformation of the many Sons of God
Romans 8 :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.
John 1:18 [Darby] No one has seen God at any time; the only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, *He* hath declared [Him].
2 Corinthians 3:18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
John 12:23 And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit
Nothing can Separate us from the love of Christ
Romans 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written, For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,
39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Philipians 1:6 having confidence of this very thing, that he who has begun in you a good work will complete it unto Jesus Christ’s day:
1 Thessalonians 5:24 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore let us also, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, put away every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us and run with endurance the race which is set before us,
2 Looking away unto Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down on the right hand of the throne of God.
Based on Romans 8, what is God’s purpose for man?
Why would being conformed to the image of Christ be God’s goal for us?
How is Romans 8:38 and 39 helpful for living the Christian life?