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Hope in the Settled Purpose of God (1 of 3)

Sermon Date:February 8, 2015

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Sermon Topics:Romans 8:28-30

Author:CVCCC

Sermon Title: “Hope in the Settled Purpose of God (1 of 3)”

Sermon Text: Romans 8:28-30

PowerPoint verse: Romans 8:29

MAIN IDEA:  Knowing God foreknew us gives us reason to rejoice in the hope of God’s glory

Introduction: Reasons to have Joy in the Hope of God’s Glory (Romans 5:1-5 & Romans 8)

 

How should we define foreknew?

1) Overview of “foreknew” in the New Testament

(2 Peter 3:17; Acts 2:23; 1 Peter 1:20-21; 1 Peter 1:1-2; Romans 8:29; Romans 11:2)

2) “Foreknew” in context

(Romans 8:29; Romans 11:2)

3) “Foreknew” in Romans 11:2

(Romans 8:29; Romans 11:2)

4) Hebrew use of the word “know”

(Genesis 4:1; Genesis 18:19; Amos 3:2)

5) “Foreknowledge” suggests a personal relationship

(2 Timothy 2:19; 1 Corinthians 8:3; 1 John 4:19; John 10:14; John 10:24-29)

 

So What?