The Hope That We Have: Romans 8:16-39

God has pulled out all the stops to get us a route home to Him. He sent His Son to pay the price for our sins. He has revealed His will through the Spirit manifested in the Word of God. He has given us a portion of the Spirit to dwell within us, and the Spirit likewise intercedes on our behalf. What barriers still stand in our way? Only we can choose to be overcome, but with God for us who can truly stand against us in the end?


  • Romans 8:16-18: The afflictions of this life are nothing compared to our future glory with Christ
    • What are these afflictions like? 2 Cor 4:16-18
    • What kinds of affliction did Paul consider light?  2 Cor 11:13-31
    • Why does he consider them small things?  2 Tim 2:8-13
  • Romans 8:19-22: The rest of creation was impacted by Adam’s sin.
    • Genesis 3:17-19
    • Romans 5:12
    • There is a day when the futility of it ends: 2 Peter 3:10-13
  • Romans 8:23-25: We who have the Christ await the day.
    • 1 Cor 15:20: Jesus is the first fruit of life immortal as the first to be raised in this new era.
    • 2 Cor 5:1-10: The Spirit is a pledge or a first portion of our inheritance.
  • Romans 8:26-39: God has pulled out all the stops to get us a way home to Him.