The Spirit Intercedes For Us!

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Pastor Max continues our current series “Your 100 Day Prayer” with a sermon entitled “The Spirit Intercedes For Us!” from Romans 8:18-30.
Romans 8:18-30
Ice Breaker: I must confess that I tend to be one who, more often than not, tries to ‘go it alone’ without help or assistance. I’m not certain where that comes from. Pride, stubbornness and an overblown level of self-confidence can all factor in I suppose. However, this time of year I’ve learned to ‘wave the white flag’ and call in the experts. It’s tax time!
How agreeable are you when it comes to allowing another to work on your behalf?
1. Describe how sin impacts mankind and how sin affects the physical world we live in. (vv.18-22) (Gen. 3:14-19; 2 Cor. 4:16-18)
2. In the midst of the struggles of life in our fallen world, what is it that keeps you striving, straining and moving forward? (vv.23-25) (Eph. 1:11-14)
3. How are we inspired to patience, resolve and strength to battle on in difficult circumstances? (v.26-27) (1 Cor. 2:9)
4. What is the ‘good’ that Paul is referring to in verse 28? (1Cor. 1:9, 17; Gal. 1:15; Eph. 4:1, 4; 2 Tim. 1:9)
5. As we grapple with understanding our place in God’s plan, what happens to us? (vv.29-30)
6. What would you identify as the most essential and key element within this passage?
“God sees us as we are, loves us as we are and accepts us as we are. But by His grace, He doesn’t leave us as we are.” – Timothy Keller