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Summary: To show that GOD calls us and turns all things in our lives, whether good or bad, into good things.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you called according to His purpose?

Yes. To endure both good and bad, for it will work together for my own good.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that GOD calls us and turns all things in our lives, whether good or bad, into good things.

Psalms 84:11 (Amplified Bible)

For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

IV. TEXT:

Romans 8:28 (Amplified Bible)

We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship, glorify, adore, bless, honor, acknowledge and thank You very much LORD JESUS for all things work together for me for good because of Your Love for me and Your Calling, for this is Your design and purpose.

VI. TITLE:

All things work together for our good

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Apostle Paul

B. Date written: 57 A.D.

C. Place written: From Corinth

D. Purpose: To prepare Roman believers for his long awaited visit.

E. To whom written: Roman Christians

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Romans 8:28 (Amplified Bible)

We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.

Romans 8:28 (New King James Version)

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

A. We know that all things work together for our good

"We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good"

Romans 5:3-4 (Amplified Bible)

Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.

And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.

Genesis 50:20 (Amplified Bible)

As for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring about that many people should be kept alive, as they are this day.

Psalms 46:1-2 (Amplified Bible)

To the Chief Musician. [A Psalm] of the sons of Korah, set to treble voices. A song. GOD IS our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas,

Deuteronomy 8:15-16 (Amplified Bible)

Who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water, but Who brought you forth water out of the flinty rock,

Who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and test you, to do you good in the end.

Zechariah 13:9 (Amplified Bible)

And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined and will test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will hear and answer them. I will say, It is My people; and they will say, The Lord is my God.

2 Corinthians 4:15-17 (Amplified Bible)

For all [these] things are [taking place] for your sake, so that the more grace (divine favor and spiritual blessing) extends to more and more people and multiplies through the many, the more thanksgiving may increase [and redound] to the glory of God.

Therefore we do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear). Though our outer man is [progressively] decaying and wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day after day.

For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!],

GOD will reverse the tables in favor of us, He will do something that will make the bad experiences in our lives to work for our own good.

ILLUSTRATION: When I look back at my life, and ask myself why GOD allowed this bad thing to happen to me, now I know and I put on a smile and rejoice in GOD because it had made me stronger with full endurance in and through Him. We can't say that we're strong until we're tested, until then if we can say we're strong when we're weak then that's about it, we have learned to trust GOD alone in our bad circumstances as well as the good. It's easy to trust GOD when we have money, we have high position in a company but how about if these are all absent, can we fully say that we trust Him? So GOD allows all things : good and bad to pass to our lives to make us stronger people of GOD. And don't worry, it's just a test, GOD will not allow us to be overcomed by it.

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