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But God assures us all this God doesn’t contend that sorrow isn’t Does that include the times when we sin? In the other two versions God is at the beginning. Scripture: Romans 8:28–30. Paul talks about trouble and persecution and nakedness and poverty and how Christians are supposed to live in a world like that. details of the first: 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time No. Romans 8 is all about living in a suffering world marked by brokenness. Thanks for your interest! Better to say nothing than to speak of things we know nothing about. Why does a tornado destroy one house and leave another untouched? 1. only way you can say “I’m free from sin” is by ignoring the evil in your Day and night the trucks bring in the raw mate­rials and various component parts of an automobile-the engine parts, the wheels, the chassis, the frame, the outer body, the windshield, the instrument panel, the seats, the carpeting, and so on. and not faint. copyright notice. And (we pray!) David assures us that God never despises a broken and Scriptures: Romans 8. You were sick, and this verse was like medicine to your soul. revised, copied for resale or incorporated in any products offered for sale, God can do that even when we can’t. We hope all things work together for good; we believe they do. Scripture: Romans 8:28-39. your good all the pain and all the pleasure that you will ever experience is an Or, if He has a purpose, but He’s not able to pull it off, then your trials might be sabotaging His purpose. 3) God knows our every need, and He cares. That’s the picture of verse 19. The the centuries, growing and maturing year after year, living with sinless people among us this morning can say that he loves God with all his being? His purposes are being worked out as much in the darkness as they are in the light. What comes out is the best stew I’ve ever had. If we take it at face value, it tells us that nothing happens outside of God’s plan for our good. The darkness is still dark, but he is there, and that makes all the difference. He sits on the bed and takes them in his arms and holds them and says, “Don’t be afraid. I know I will be distracted by the devil, and conflicts will arise most likely when everything is going smooth. This data file may not be copied in part, edited, That is how we must look at life. And did you note how He intercedes? become what God intended them to be at long last, only when we complete the For all she had to say. Your listeners will wait attentively through the entire message to hear the end of the story, which will lead nicely toward a time of commitment. Her father calls her “the sunshine of my life.”. Romans 8:28 includes Loving God and Being Called to His Purpose. made like Christ. This data file may not be copied in part, edited, Are Paul, how can you be so sure about that? Fate? Copyright In this case we don’t have to wonder what Paul means. If you don’t watch the road in front of you but only stare into the mirror, you will be headed for an accident. Yes. We understand that out of dif­ficulty we learn great lessons of faith that cannot come any other way. Good, and not evil. In these verses, we find: Our Ultimate Purpose; God's Supreme Plan; Our Pursuit ; All these are discovered in the light of being in Christ. So all creation is waiting eagerly for you to enter that That’s synergy–the combination of many elements to produce a positive result. We ought to judge the begin­ning by the end. In 19, the whole And then she appeared! Yes, but we need to start with God. what is best for them. And He not only will 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And whatever it takes to make you more like Jesus is good. But our great God knows all your pain, and He cares. … It is not possible that we should understand all he does. It only looks that way. They hear this verse quoted, and instead of a balm to the soul, it seems like a mocking, cruel joke. I believe it is time to thank my cellmate, Charles.”. But are they true to every part of life? are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. Or when a cop is killed by a drug dealer? That’s almost always a bad idea. In 1996, we were privileged to be He is committed to mak­ing you like his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Should we ask for His protection from specific trials and But He Writes. is the same: we are leaning forward, straining, waiting eagerly for what we Four considerations will help us answer that question. We pray more when we are scared than when we are confident. track, and then ran out through the tunnel for more than two hours of running without the written permission of Thomas C. Pinckney. John Piper Oct 28, 1985 5 Shares Sermon. is pain and suffering now. In fact, some consider this to be the greatest verse in the entire Bible. So many things in life seem unexplainable. He was there before it all happened, he is there when it happens, and he is still there after it is all over. All things? It’s wrecked.”. “If those people in Sudan are starving – they must not But like it or not, it’s in the Bible. Once again, that’s not necessarily the biblical viewpoint. Verse 18 summarizes the first two reasons, and verse 19 gives What by itself seems to have no purpose is in the end indispensable. We know it not by studying the pattern of the cloth, but by knowing the designer of the fabric. I know quite a bit about two-year olds; belong to God. protesting loudly, when their diapers are changed, when they have to take a us to complete the race. become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn universe that causes things “to work out” for everyone; so is the great promise Our first tickets were for a Indeed, his character rests upon it. We know it not by listening to the notes of the symphony but by know­ing the composer of the music. Do all things work together for good? – this is what is ahead for us. to know more and more of your infinite goodness for all eternity? spectators not only see the victory, but they are changed themselves – they You were crushed and beaten by the winds of ill-fortune, and this verse gave you hope to go on. We must not belittle it or deny it. this question. We want happi­ness and fulfillment and peace and long life. according to the Spirit, who are God’s elect, who by the Spirit are putting to die? Then I say, “Buddy, you’re crazy. Let’s read it again: “We know that all things ” (both good and bad, pleasant and unpleasant – everything – and that includes every person) “works together for the best” (as it’s written in the strongest translation, and that is the most accurate), “for those who love God.” “those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.” Elsewhere in Paul uses an awkward expression here, piling up words to get Tremendous glory for us and for all creation awaits our becoming what God The verse itself tells us who can hold on to this promise: – Suicide is not good. 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. But do we really know that to be true? It appears from recent headlines concerning IRS abuses that we are often times just numbers to IRS employees as well. and calls and justifies and glorifies, and no one is lost along the way. shortest verse in the Bible is also one of the most comforting: “Jesus wept.” God You know that. difficulties we face? Perhaps these words are true in the theoretical sense or perhaps as a statement of faith. He is always at work. 19 For First, the “not so Good News.” This is not my first time, second time, or my fifth time, but somewhere around my tenth time that I have been locked up at the “County Jail.” I have been to prison three times. what is happening is really for their own good. you note the use of the same verb in verse 23 as in 19? Yes. Frequently we don’t know the answer to those questions. Praise Him, and fall (Romans 8:28) No Condemnation (Romans 8:1) No Separation (Romans 8:38-39) More Than Conquerors (Romans 8:31-37) No Condemnation (Romans 8:1-4) ... We want to join together with pastors and Christian workers to equip the church in China, broadcasting translated sermons, providing ministry resources for Christians and pastors in China. despicable sinners; a God whose love will never leave us, a God who will carry Scripture: Romans 8:28–30. If you don’t believe in Romans 8:28, what do you believe in? New American Standard Bible: “God causes all things to work together for good.” The point is, we must see the active involvement of God. The list of such questions is endless. We are like two-year olds – we cannot understand what But remember this: He will never intentionally hurt you. At the end of the line a new Toyota Corolla rolls out. of God. only way you can say ‘Christians are free from tragedies’ is by closing Now left to myself I would never eat rutabagas or turnips. in Romans 8 Paul does not limit God’s promise to the life to come. this suffering cannot be compared with the glory that is coming. New International Version: “In all things God works for the good of those who love him.”. of Romans 8:28 for you? Sometimes tragedies happen and well-meaning people say, “That’s not a tragedy. Yes, we can-and must-believe in Romans 8:28. Let us be honest and admit that we have at least two problems with these words by the apostle Paul. two points. we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for Missionary Alliance Church on 7/15/01. 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. Inside the building intelligent minds and capable hands take the raw material and the component parts and from them fashion a car. Pinckney. Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed. God does it even when we don’t believe it. Yes. Our danger is that we will judge the end by the begin­ning. You either answer “Yes” or “No” to those questions. Just have faith.” If you believe that tragedy is not really tragedy, you will probably lose your faith altogether. That does not answer every question. Romans 8:28 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 8:28, NIV: "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Can we still believe in Romans 8:28? Sermon series: Living Beyond Yourself. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son. Not luck, or chance, or blind fate. So here I am, charged with burglary, on parole for burglary, and my entire life is burglary (5 to be exact). these for His good, wise, and holy purposes in our lives. Hate your sin, and turn from that sin to among many brethren (NAU, emphasis added). The next morning he has trouble breath­ing and his mother calls the doctor. across his thought. with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him. First, Romans 8:28 doesn’t mean we can live any way we choose, and God will fix our messes. to intercede for us. I walked a mile with Pleasure, If God doesn’t have a purpose, then He couldn’t work all things according to that purpose. perfect body, living with perfect people, but he also will perfect the entire our confusion, our hurt, our pain, and lifts them all up before the Father, This car isn’t rearranged. And sup­pose when I take it into the body shop, the man says, “Friend, you haven’t had an accident. more than the pain and suffering we experience along the way. Most people never discover the true purpose for their lives. old. In just a few months he’ll take a church somewhere and begin serving the Lord. Therefore we may truly say that Romans 8:28 is an evangelistic verse. Yes. Two-year olds often cry out, Or when a man dies on the mission field? But it does answer the big question: Does God know what he is doing? What is your alternative? Have you ever responded to God’s call? Or when a friend dies of AIDS? death the deeds of the body. He writes in characters too grand For our short sight to understand; We catch but broken strokes, and try To fathom all the mystery. I do not have to tell you that Romans 8:28 is one of the most beloved verses in the Bible. He knows what we are going through for he, too, has been there. Two-year olds cannot understand Romans 8:28-30. This is our Why does a tumor come back when the doctor said he thought he got it all? An hour later, we This, I think, is our greatest problem with Romans 8:28. But This sermon was preached at the Bennington, VT, Do all things really work together for good? It happens on a busy down­town street and a crowd gathers to watch the unfolding drama. glorious future because: 2)You yourself will be changed into the glorious does it mean? Read More. I truly believe your book will have great impact on the rest of my life as long as I continue to “open the door” and let Christ in every day. Let me give you the verse the way I learned it, in the King James Version: “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.”. It’s too quick, too easy. When we look at these situations, we must at all costs resist the cheap explanation. – Divorce is not good. We There is no middle ground. That forever puts an end to the happy-ever-afterism that says, “No matter what happens, God will turn a tragedy into a blessing.” That’s fine for fairy tales, but not for real life. rectifying all wrongs, of ending all sorrow. He signed the letter “A grateful recovering alcohol/drug addict.” Then he added this P.S: “I have thanked you, I have thanked Jesus. During my day I practice what you have preached. This verse presents us in a confused state; “we do not know understand it completely until the Last Day. Can we still believe in Romans 8:28? Those materials are acted upon by pressure and heat and then are bent and shaped and joined together. to the last day. you think of this? So it is in the providence of God that we learn more in the darkness than we do in the light. Are you part of God’s saving purpose? From the outside you can­not tell. Just so, the glory of our joint finish is worth much Let’s look at the first phrase in three different versions: King James Version: “All things work together for good to them that love God.” Scripture teaches that “in all things God works for the good of those who love him…” (Rom 8:28). I have heard the “knock on the door,” I have “went to the door,” and “I have finally opened it.”. For most of us, “good” equals things like health, hap­piness, solid relationships, long life, money, food on the table, meaningful work, and a nice place to live. God is at work. In 8:28–30 he offers three principles for finding joy in suffering. on the roads. The first two answers – found in verses 18 to 25 -- look forward to the last day. how to pray as we should.” Should we ask God to end the pain? The first two answers – found in verses 18 to 25 -- look forward Therefore, it shocks us to know that there are many who secretly doubt it. A young boy goes with his church youth group on an outing. . His ways are not our ways, His thoughts are far above our We We are like little children looking into the face of an infinitely wise Father. Printer Friendly Topic: Courage Author: Mitchell Dillon Scripture: 1 Peter 4:16 Source: Illustration Exchange. us through every trial, every trouble, every tribulation; a God who uses all revealing of the sons of God.” What does this mean? This is the tremendous, present promise of Romans 8:28: All What do you say when a little child dies? So, our present sufferings cannot be compared with our Chance? The Sign up to join over 20,000 subscribers receiving our weekly sermon email. While we are suffering, we rarely understand this. sin; does Your love and mercy in Christ extend even to a sinner like me?”. suffering during the Olympic marathon, but the glory of the finish was worth But, oh, the lessons I did learn Christ around the world and across the centuries. The officer was in his early twenties. them,  4 and He will wipe away every According to His Purpose,” preached October 13, 1985. The quotes from John Piper come from his reality of the torture and martyrdom of believers. Here is where Romans 8:28 gives us some real help. 4) God uses all our sufferings to make us like Jesus. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 8:28-30 Check out these helpful resources Sermons Children's Sermons Hymn Lists Biblical Commentary Español Comentario Romans 8:28-30 Biblical Commentary: ROMANS 8:26-39. God is at work in your life. He’s in his last year now. But I was none the wiser, what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according There is nothing wrong with the traditional version, but the modern transla­tions bring out a proper emphasis. We don’t Does that include the times when we curse him to his face? Now the “Good News.” My cellmate, Charles, offered a book for me to read. Consider the following. He is at work in your life making that happen. And instead of waiting for “Romans 8:28,” he said, “still holds true. God wouldn’t let His people starve.”, So we’ve seen the misinterpretations of this verse; but what Does your life likeness of Christ. Why has my friend John Who That night he comes down with a fever. will. In the text. What, then, is he saying? tunnel, waiting, waiting for her to enter the stadium. But that is not the biblical view at all. Do you love the Lord your God with We will have new bodies, which are not And that answers the great question, “Where is God when it hurts? morning session that included the start and finish of the women’s marathon. No. for fourteen years, from Sept 8, 1983 until Dec 12, 1997, Beth and I had a But the big screen in the stadium showed us the progress of the to be pitied. He was there before it all happened, he is there when it happens, and he is still there after it is all over. And it won’t go away. Free Sermon Illustrations > Romans 8:28. He takes our longings, And everything that happens to you-the tragedies, the unexplained circumstances, even the stupid choices you make-all of it is grist for the mill of God’s loving purpose. There Yes, we can. Ro) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools suffering has a purpose. The stadium burst forth with shouts and applause for this tremendous runner. But this we do know-God is at work, and he has not forgotten us. the Spirit knows, and He intercedes for us. I don’t want to be a pastor’s wife.” She walks out and never comes back. Romans 7 contains a discussion on how the law has dominion over a person. AN OVERVIEW This much beloved passage celebrates that God is always present and always willing to help in our hour of need (v. Fatuma Roba experienced pain and of sorrow for sin and its impact. What it does say, however, is that God works all things together for the good of those who love him and are who are … So Paul can translation: “the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the But it is teaching us that no matter what happens to us-no matter how terrible, no matter how unfair-our God is there. creation was waiting eagerly; now we ourselves wait eagerly. Romans 8:28–30 NIV - Anglicised 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. John Piper Nov 3, 1985 6.3K Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God There are so many of us, but in the IRS computers we are SS#123-45-6789. I’m right here with you.” The fear goes away when Daddy comes. two hours, all creation has been waiting ever since the fall of man for 29) For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to Yes. This is a brief article about the fact that God works all things in life for good. Over time something beautiful is created. But instead of 50,000 people He watched his own Son die. Does that include the times when we are heartbroken? Our Ultimate Purpose (verse 29) The ultimate purpose God has for us in Christ is to be conformed to His image. God! Is he saying that suffering and evil and tragedy are good? the glorious creatures he intends us to be. to it? Piper written, “No promise in all the world surpasses the height and breadth We must not judge the end by the beginning, but rather the beginning by the end. thoughts. all your heart and all your soul and all your mind and all your strength? without the written permission of Thomas C. Pinckney, email, To live? But the very opposite is true. your eyes to the tremendous suffering of your brothers and sisters in great stadium and complete your final lap. intends us to be. the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons And they believe that after a tragedy, God shows up to make everything come out right. Furthermore, verse 27 tells us that God searches our hearts, You hear the noise from within, but you cannot see the process. This is really like saying, “We must understand that we will often not understand at all.” Let’s be clear on this point. A heretical view held by some professing evangelicals called Open Theism argues that God is not sovereign over the terrible things that happen in the world. They promise something we have trouble believing. Find Romans 8:28 Sermon Illustrations, browse preaching ideas and sermon stories on Romans 8:28 The difference in understanding between God and me is much, much A few days ago I got a birds-eye view when our plane flew right over the plant. Our text says, “And we know that all things work together for good” (KJV). But can we be sure it is really all things? Pursuing God’s Purpose For Your Life Series Contributed by Richard Tow on Aug 31, 2020 based on 1 rating | 3,473 views. our Father is doing. For as long as In Romans 8:28-29 we read, “We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. This verse is sometimes misused by well-meaning Chris­tians who throw it in the face of those who are suffering as if it could answer every question of life. greatest hope – but there is also hope and comfort for our life today: 26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for A man feels the call of God to go into the ministry. give even me a new heart of flesh, replacing this heart of stone? things – good things that happen, random calamities that happen, evil that Our present sufferings cannot be compared with our glorious As I read this passage, the phrase “works for” (sunergēo) is all important. I am sure you would say to me that I need to change “careers.” I am looking at 6 to 30 years of prison time. must never deny this. But the third point is, God knows and He cares. I was released with two years of parole. Conclusion: Who can hold on to this promise? all that God is for you in Christ explodes with faith, and joy, and love. What happens in between? And we can ask two simple questions: 1. It’s what happens when my wife goes into the kitchen and makes a big pot of John Madden’s Super Bowl Stew. They are not original with me. But God is not committed to making you happy and successful. It is what happens when you put two or more elements together to form something brand new that neither could form separately. If there is a purpose behind such tragedy, we cannot see it. The God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. God has predestined you and me to a certain end. revised, copied for resale or incorporated in any products offered for sale, We might go far as to say that “some things” work together for good. And nothing is wasted in the process. A picture might help here. One day we shall see God’s good, even in this.” Our Daily Bread, 12-19-91. But in the Super Bowl Stew they combine with all those other ingredi­ents to produce a gastronomic delight. uses this pain to make you into the likeness of His Son. His wife takes a job to help him make it through. They are scared because they can’t see in the darkness. hundred and fifty women began the race in the stadium, running twice around the Sometimes it seems as if to the government each of us is just a number. Ron Mehl's story of a nearly tragic hiking accident is one such story. In reality, God is there at the beginning, he is there at the end, and he is there at every point in between. Verse We know it not by looking at the events of life, but by knowing God. It should! many ways, I am like a two-year old. best for the cause of Christ, best for all God’s people. We can’t understand it; we won’t But one day his wife comes in and says, “I’m leaving you. Is he saying everything will work out if we just have enough faith? In football homes, Joe Namath is a household name. All suffering has a purpose – our glorification, our being 25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. They’re trying to get God off the hook for suffering, but they rob Romans 8:28of its comfort for us in times of su… They believe that life is like a roll of the dice-sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. consider these verses from Revelation 21: and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among Could you Paul says, “And we know that all things work together for good.” The phrase work together is really one word-sunergon-in Greek. Philippians 3:12-14. In the end, it is not this verse that has lost its credibility, but rather our feeble attempts to justify the mysterious ways of God. sermon “. Romans 8:28-30. I have some “Good News” and some “Not so Good News” that I would like to share with you. absolutely incomparable refuge and security and hope and power in your life. Yes, but we must properly define what “good” means. Suppose I have an accident and wreck my car. He defines it for us in the very next verse: “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the like­ness of his Son” (8:29). He knows, and we know him. There will no longer be any sin in us or in any other person. The doctor does everything he can, but the boy dies from a bacterial infection. Which brings us back to the basic question: Can we still believe in Romans 8:28? Our bodies will be renewed physically – we will run and not grow weary, walk bath, when they are put to bed. Can we still believe in Romans 8:28? Missionary Alliance Church on 7/15/01. Is he saying that we will understand why God allowed tragedy to come? These are four perspectives we need to keep in mind as we read this verse. Is Paul saying, “Whatever happens is good”? 2. Here’s a prisoner letter we received not long after An Anchor for the Soul was published. understand, our loving Father takes suffering – real evil, real suffering, Those Whom He Justified He Also Glorified. All copies of this data file must contain the above 2. fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly We will never properly understand this verse as long as we put God at the end and not at the beginning. c/o Desiring God Community Church, Box 620099, Charlotte NC 28262. freely without charge. in a stadium, all creation is waiting eagerly for you and me and all our heart, and ignoring how much hurt and pain you cause others. May I Introduce You to the Holy Spirit? This article from the Bible is found on BibleGuide.org. Now, He doesn’t stop there – He is in the process of I wake to a morning prayer, and end my day with prayer. When Sorrow walked with me. One good is not aimed at everyone – there is no general rule operating in the They include things that we think ought to be left out. know how God will use pain to conform us to His image, but God promises that He It is that we might be conformed to the likeness of Jesus Christ. mark to take the lead and break away from her competitors. He For our fourth and last point, look at verses 17 and 29: 17) [We are] fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer The awkwardness comes through in the New American Standard "Equipping and encouraging people to keep believing in Jesus", Copyright © 2020 Keep Believing Ministries, A seemingly healthy 12-year-old girl develops severe migraine headaches. She chattered all the way. able to attend the Olympic Games in Atlanta. And ne’er a word said she. suffering for which He weeps -- and uses that very suffering to make us into for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. future because: 1) The whole creation is eagerly waiting for YOU to One afternoon he shared these insights with us, and I am simply passing them along in this sermon. He has not left us. And the “good” that is ultimately pro­duced could not happen any other way. Paul is saying that our experience is like that. Right now, you are rough and uncut, and God is patiently chipping away at you. She puts in the potatoes, the carrots, the celery, the rutabagas, the turnips, the spices, the meat, and a few other secret ingredients I know nothing about. To what end? In the Greek, “sun” is a prefix meaning “with” or “alongside of.” “Ergēo” means to … It is much easier to cheat and harass a number. Did you catch the difference? And He cares! Can we still believe in Romans 8:28? Or when a woman is cheated out of her inheritance? God knows our pain, and He cares; He weeps; He is full Romans 8:28. When Paul says “All things work together for good,” that seems too definite for us. and weight of Romans 8:28.”. He leaves his good job and moves to a distant city to enter seminary. Not by accident, but by a divine design. Romans 8:1 begins with the word therefore, which indicates that the chapter is a continuation of a subject from Romans 7. This is the crux of the matter. Until you can answer “Yes”, this verse does not apply to you. Verses 17 to 30 of Romans 8 provide us with four answers to Stadium burst forth with shouts and applause for this tremendous runner really tragedy, you rough... Is just a number sole property of Thomas C. Pinckney household name call evil good or simply smile! The Bennington, VT, Missionary Alliance church on 7/15/01 ” my cellmate Charles. Much: that new car did not happen any other way those...., she chattered all the way of you could give testimony to that fact read. 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