Summary: We will discover today that as Christians some things are just obvious.
"Three Things Every Christian Should Know”—
Sermon Preached by Reverend Stephän E. Kirby
Rom:8:18: For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Rom:8:19: For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
Rom:8:20: For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
Rom:8:21: Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Rom:8:22: For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
Ro:8:23: And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
Ro:8:24: For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
Ro:8:25: But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
Ro:8:26: Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Ro:8:27: And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Ro:8:28: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. KJV
Introduction & Purpose
Knowledge is simply specific information about something. The state or fact of knowing. Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study. We will discover today that as Christians some things are just obvious. An since things are obvious we should live according to what we know instead of acting like we don’t know or don’t have a clue.
Points of Emphasis
1. The First Thing We Should Know
You are not in this thing by yourself! Verses 18-23, in particular verse 22, tells us basically that everyone who is a believer is going through. You are not facing your trials alone. We are all waiting on the Lord for something... But they that wait on the Lord....
2. The Second Thing We Should Know
Is actually what we DON’T know. We have short comings, we don’t have all of the answers. We can’t express, in this frail human form, what we really need for God to accomplish in our lives. We don’t know what to pray for. Verses 24-27 But we do know, with the aid of The Holy Spirit, that if we can’t say it, He can see it!
3. The Third Thing We Should Know
Verse 28 It’s all good. When I love Him, it’s all good. When I hear His Word, it’s all good...
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