On Sunday, May 8, 2016, I preached a sermon at Wildwood Community Church based on Romans 8:26-30. The sermon was part 6 in the “Spiritual Life” series. Below are a set of questions for further reflection or group discussion based on this message.
Sermon Discussion Questions:
- Read Romans 8:26-30
- When was the last time you had an event or situation figuratively “knock the wind out of you?” (In the message I identified these moments as times when you experienced trauma to a vulnerable area in your life.)
- One way God comforts us during our times of suffering is by the intercessory ministry of the Holy Spirit in our lives. In what ways does Romans 8:26-27 describe how the Spirit “translates” our prayers to God the Father? How does that encourage you in your prayer life, and in the midst of your struggles?
- Romans 8:28 is one of the most famous verses in all of the New Testament (and for good reason!) This verse tells us that God can work ALL THINGS into something good in our lives. Think of your life for a moment. What are some of the things that you assume should be excluded from this statement (i.e. what are some of the things you have experienced that you assume God could never use to produce something good in you?) Have you ever seen something difficult in your life used for something good?
- Romans 8:29-30 show a progression of development in the Spiritual Life where none are lost. The ones who are justified are eventually glorified. This is perhaps one of the strongest sections of God’s Word that speaks to the idea of our salvation being eternally secure — i.e. we cannot lose our salvation. What difference does it make in your life to know that your salvation is secure?
- What stood out to you most from this message/passage?
To download a copy of these questions in pdf format, click here.