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Bible Study on Romans: God’s Unshakable Purpose: Romans 8:28-30

Summary: The book of Romans is the crowning gem of the Scriptures, and Romans 8:28 “is a soft pillow for a tired heart.” We have unimaginable wealth in Christ and are fellow-heirs with Him, but it doesn’t mean we will not suffer. Yet we have an unshakable foundation of hope based on God’s purposes.

1. A. Skeptics can’t believe God exists, agnostics say He can’t be known, diests say He has no further doings with people. Yet, what do we know about the God of Romans 8:28? Ps. 115:1-3, Ps.135:6, Dan. 4:35

B. What difference does it make that this kind of God is behind all things as mentioned in Rom. 8:28? Ps. 94:19, Ps. 139:23-24, Isa 35:4; Jer. 17:7-8, Phil. 4:6

C. What in your life might be causing you to forget these things about God? How can you cause yourself to remember it about Him?

2. A. What kind of things does God cause to work together for good? Rom. 8:18,26; 2 Kings 6:8-19; Dan 3:11-27; Eph. 1:11

B. If God can’t cause all things to work together for good, then what does that mean about the crucifixion of Christ, arguably the deed with the most infamously evil motives ever perpetrated by man?

C. What does it mean to you that God can save you from or save you through even tragedy? Can you give examples that might encourage another group member?

3. A. From man’s vantage point, who are those for whom God works things for good? From God’s vantage point?

B. What is the significance of God’s call in Rom. 8:28? For what purpose has He called us? Eph. 1:4; 5:27; Col. 1:22; Jude 24.

4. A. Identify at least 3 attributes of God that relate to the truths found in Rom. 8:28.

B. Can you find a biblical illustration of one of these attributes displayed?

C. How have you seen God display this attribute in your life?

For a discussion on this Bible Study go to the discussion forum: Active Bible Study or leave a comment.

June 21, 2010 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Book of Romans, Christian, Christianity, God, Jesus, New Testament, Religon, Theology, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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