Camp 3: Sanctification
Romans 8:26-30 NASB
26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; 30 and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.
- Supports (v. 26-27)
- Superintends (v. 28)
- Secures (v. 29-30)
- How do you react when suffering comes into your life? What does the Spirit do in you and for you? (v. 26-27) What difference does this make? What confidence does this give to you during suffering?
- When do we generally quote or use Romans 8:28? Do you believe this verse is true and how can you hold that position in a world filled with profound suffering and evil?
- How do verses 29-30 confirm or support verse 28? Do you struggle with verses 29-30? Why or why not?
- Do you believe that you are secure in Christ in the midst of your suffering and struggle with “indwelling sin’? How are these truths meant to change your mind, mission and mood?