Sunday August 19, 2018

 

GODíSPURPOSE FOR MY LIFE

Romans 8:28-31

 

One of the basic truths that every believer needs to understand is Godís purpose for His children. Once you understand _________ God is doing in your life, youíll understand _______ He allows difficult circumstances in your life.

 

I. GODíS PROMISE: (vs. 28)

 

GOD NEVER WASTES A CIRCUMSTANCE

 

What it doesnít say: It does not say all things are good. It says all things work together for good. 

 

II. GODíS PURPOSE: (vs. 29)

 

MAKE YOU LIKE JESUS CHRIST

Gen. 1:26-27, Eph. 4:13, I Cor. 15:49, 2 Pet. 1:4, 1 John 3:2, Gal. 4:19

 

Two ways God does this:

 

1. HE USES HIS WORD = BIBLE

John 17:17, Acts 20:32, 2 Cor. 3:18

 

 

 

 

2. THROUGH CIRCUMSTANCES

Rom. 5:3-4, James 1:2-4, 1 Pet. 1:6-7,

Cor. 4:17-18

 

III. GODíS PROCESS (vs. 30)

 

Paul uses five great terms to describe the scope of Godís purpose. There are 5 links in this chain of Godís process for changing us.

 

1. Foreknowledge (vs.29)

2. ______________________ (vs.30)

3. He Also Called (I Jn. 4:19)

4. ______________________________

5. Glorified

 

OUR RESPONSE (vs. 31)

 

Knowing these things, we ought to demonstrate 6 positive attitudes toward circumstances we encounter in life:

 

1. ___________________________

2. Submission

3. ___________________________

4. Thankfulness

5. ___________________________

6. Teachable Spirit