The Gift that Renews Hope: “Unbreakable Love”

Passage: Romans 8:31-39 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary In the gospel, God gives us the strong assurance that his love for us is unbreakable—no matter what we need, how we sin, or what we suffer. And yet, as strong as God’s love is, we need to be continually persuaded of it anew,…

The Gift that Renews Hope: “The Hope of Glory”

Passage: Romans 8:18-30 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary The gospel gives Christians the incredible hope that God will one day bring about a complete restoration and renewal of this earth. In Romans 8:18-30, Paul describes the goal of this hope, the groaning this hope produces, and the ultimate ground of this…

The Gift that Renews Hope: “The Adopted Life”

Passage: Romans 8:12-17 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary Christianity, at its very core, is about adoption. Christians are people who have been adopted by God, their heavenly Father, and who live out the implications of their adoption in their lives. In Romans 8:12-17, Paul explains that as God’s children, we’ve been…

The Gift that Renews Hope: “The Justified Mind”

Passage: Romans 7:21–8:6 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary In Romans 8, the Apostle Paul shows us how the gospel creates an entirely new mindset in Christians—a new, and freeing way of approaching all of life, based on the finished work of Christ. First, Paul helps us to understand the magnitude of…

The Gift that Renews Hope: “The Justified Life”

Passage: Romans 8:1-4 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary We’re living in a time of intense tribalism, where it seems like the forces pulling us apart are greater than the forces keeping us together. Christianity, however, offers a resource for a divided world, because it provides us with a shared “center”—which is…

 
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