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Bible Study on Romans: Fellow Heirs With Christ: Romans 8:17-18

Summary: In chapter 8 the Apostle Paul presents the Christian’s source of power and identity. What a treasure this is for every Believer: to be justified by Christ, to be transformed by the Holy Spirit, to be adopted as God’s child, and to be a fellow heir with Christ in what He inherits. The purpose of suffering is also introduced.

1. A. By way of review, who is bearing witness and regarding what in Rom. 8:16?

B. What is the objective truth given to us in the Scriptures that makes assurance of salvation possible? (I John. 5:11-13, 3:24, 4:13-14; Eph. 2:8-10)

C. Subjective assurance of belonging to Christ in our hearts is proportionate to our submission to Him and our dependence upon Him. (John. 5:24, I John. 4:15-16). Do you enjoy that assurance, so that you are living boldly as a child of the living God? What would this mean for you?

2. A. What are the positions of privilege stated in Rom. 8:17?

B. How solid is the first “if” stated in this verse? Describe our current inheritance? Describe our future inheritance? How certain is our inheritance? (Rom. 8:14-16, 8:23, 8:29-30).

C. In Christ, we are fellow heirs of His authority. Do you boldly witness for Him? (Matt. 28:18-20, Col. 1:25-29).

3. A. Based on Rom. 8:17, What is it that we inherit and in relation to whom?

B. What dies it mean to be “fellow heirs with Christ?” (Ps. 50:8-12, I Kings 8:27, Deut 10:14, Ps. 45:6-7, 110:1-2, Ps. 22, Ps. 23, Ps. 24 Heb. 1 Rev. 5)

C. To be a fellow heir with Christ means to be heir of the universe! Is there any place then, for comparing ourselves with others or for coveting what they have? (Ex. 20:17, Rom. 14:12, James 4:1-5)

4. A. What is the second “if” related to in Rom. 8:17?

B. Please explain the purpose of suffering according to verses 17,18. Is it inconsistent with sonship to Christ? Why or why not? (Phil. 3:10) How have you suffered for Christ? Do you have the right attitude in times of suffering for Christ? (2 Cor. 6:4-6, 4:16-18, James 1:24, I Pet. 1:6-9)

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May 30, 2010 Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Book of Romans, Christian, Christianity, God, Jesus, New Testament, Religon, Theology, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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