Clarifying Conundrum #2: Is it Bad or Good?

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Speaker: 
Rev. Chuck Steiner
Date: 
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Scripture: 
Romans 8:28

A wonderful verse of scripture, likely one of the most well known among believers. Yet many times when a severe trial comes along this verse seems a conundrum. It’s difficult to see how what we think is bad can ultimately be good. How do we know that this is true?

Consider five facts revealed here that will fortify your faith

 

I. The _______________ of it:  “For we know…”

 

II. The _______________ of it. “…we know that all things

  A. _______________  things:  James 1:7; Romans 2:4

  B. _______________  things:  Jeremiah 24:4-5; Psalm 119:71

    1. Every one of the bible characters came through perplexing situations.

    2. Examples: Joseph Genesis 50:20; Jacob Genesis 42:36; Paul Acts 16

 

  C. _______________ things: 2 Corinthians 12:7:10

  D. _______________ things:   

    1. The principle:  Romans 5:20 

    2. The example:  The Lord to Peter   Luke 22:32

              “I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail;                  

               and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”

 

  E. _______________ everyday circumstances of life.  Matthew 6:28-30

 

III. The __________ of it: “… God causes all things to work together…”

   

  A. Things in and of themselves don’t work together for good.

  B. There is a Sovereign God in heaven Who over-rules!

 

IV. The _______________ of it: “…to those who love God”.

 

V. The _______________ of it: “…according to His purpose.”     :28-29

 

“Faith is the deliberate choice with confidence in the character of God,

Whose ways you might not understand at the time. ~Oswald Chambers