Audio
Delivered By
Phil Rainwater
Delivered On
December 9, 2018
Central Passage
Romans 8:28-34
Subject
AM Sermon
Description

DECEMBER 9, 2018; A.M. SERVICE

GOD’S PURPOSE

ROMANS 8:28-34

INTRODUTION:

A.  Our lesson:

      1.  Explodes the idea that men can save themselves; Matthew 4:4

      2.  Shows that God’s people are a special people; I Peter 2:9

      3.  Shows that man’s salvation is very important in heaven; II Peter 3:9

B.  What Paul wrote in Romans 8:28-34 is written to believers; Romans 1:7

C.  Note what Paul says concerning “God’s Purpose”

I.  GOD’S PURPOSE: “PLAN, AIM, DESIGN”: Romans 8:28

A.  God’s purpose was foreknown “predestined”; Romans 8:29-30

B.  Paul explains God’s Purpose; Ephesians 3:1-6, 10-11

C.  “In Christ” we are God’s elect/chosen; Ephesians 1:3-7

D.  God’s purpose was to make us like Christ; Romans 8:29

II.  GOD’S CALL TO MAN: Romans 8:30

A.  Peter acknowledged; Acts 2:39

B.  Peter’s analysis; I Peter 2:9

C.  Paul’s proclamation; I Corinthians 1:1-2

D.  The means/method of God’s call; II Thessalonians 2:13-14

III.  GOD’S PURPOSE WAS TO JUSTIFY AND GLORIFY MAN:

A.  Justification is from God:

      1.  God’s plan; Romans 3:23-26

      2.  Through faith in the blood of Jesus; Romans 5:1-9 (1-2)

      3.  Who can charge God’s elect: Romans 8:34

           a.  Many will try; Matthew 5:11-12; I Peter 4:3-4

           b.  “Reckon” = “Put down as a fact”; Romans 6:11

B.  God has “Glorified” those who are in Christ

      1.  God’s elect; Romans 8:33; I Peter 1:2

      2.  A position of honor and service; Ephesians 3:20-21

      3.  A glorified body; Romans 8:16

CONCLUSION:

A.  God’s spiritual blessings are given to men by and in Christ; Ephesians 1:3

B.  Christ has always been God’s elect; I Peter 2:4, 6; Galatians 3:26-27