11 February 2018

Epistle to the Romans : Lesson 44

Epistle to the Romans : Lesson 44
Text: Romans 8

Rev Dr Charles Tan
Epistle to the Romans

Message Notes


1. Sufferings of the present time

2. Paul’s list of suffering (2 Corinthians 11:23-29)

a) Physical suffering
b) Emotional suffering
c) Mental suffering
d) Suffering for the sake of the Lord and His work

3. His spiritually enlightened view of life and suffering

a) The present suffering versus the glory that shall be revealed to all sons of God (Romans 8:19)
b) All creation are subjected to:-
i) Futility
ii) Hope (Romans 8:20)

4. Present life

a) Bondage of Corruption (Romans 8:21)
b) Glorious liberty of the children of God (Romans 8:21)

5. The firstfruits of the Holy Spirit

a) We have experienced the firstfruits of the Spirit (Romans 8:23)
b) We groan eagerly awaiting the adoption, the redemption of the body (Romans 8:23)

6. More about the Salvation we have in Christ

Saved in this hope (Romans 8:24)
a) Hope is not seen
b) Hope that is seen is not hope
c) Why does one still hope for what he sees?
d) If we hope for what we do not see
e) We eagerly wait for it with perseverance (Romans 8:25)