Thriving as a Conqueror

Romans 8:28-39

We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the chains of childbirth right up to the present time.  Not only so, but we ourselves who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.  Romans 8:22-23

In your groanings as a Christ follower you can thrive as a conqueror because…

God is conforming you to the image of His son. 8:28-30

of what Christ has done and is doing for you. 8:31-34

God’s love for you is forever true. 8:35-39

Main Idea:  You become more like Christ through your groanings in this life when you are convinced that God who loves you best has guaranteed your place with Him in eternal glory. 

 

Application:

  • Do you view your struggles in this life as accomplishing God’s purposes in your life?
  • Are you confident of God’s love for you?
  • Are you convinced you will one day be with Christ in glory?
  • Are you investing your energy in this life or the life to come?

The steadfast love of the Lord never changes.