“From Groaning to Glory: Hope For Believers”

  • Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
  • Speaker: Oliver Chia
  • Series: Grace Together
  • Scripture: Romans 8:18–8:30

From Groaning to Glory: Hope For Believers

(Romans 8:18-30)

The winter prepares the earth for the spring, so do afflictions sanctified prepare the soul for glory. — Richard Sibbes


Present Suffering is Bad, but Future Glory is Beyond Comparison (v. 18)




The Hope of Future Glory Amidst Suffering (vv. 19-25)




The Hope of Spirit-Mediated Prayer Amidst Weakness (vv. 26-27)




The Hope of God’s Good Purposes Amidst Doubts (vv. 28-30)




Because God assures us of our ____________ ______ in Christ, then we can ______


______________ that God will accomplish His will for our good.





So What? What Now?





Reflection Questions:

  1. In the midst of my present suffering and weakness, where or who do I turn to for my help and hope?
  2. In the midst of my doubts, what or who do I trust? Where do I find my assurance and security?
  3. If this glorious hope is true and real, what is one way it will change the way I live this coming week?