He instructs them, and us, that the Holy Spirit is making intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. "Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. "And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged. I baked a cake today, in preparation for a combined devotional-plus-Bible-object-lesson tomorrow morning. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Romans 8:28. "If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. "Now they have come to know that everything You have given Me is from You; for the words which You gave Me I have given to them; and they received them and truly understood that I came forth from You, and they believed that You sent Me. Romans 8:28. Further, James tells us that with God, there is no variableness, nor shadow of turning. Paul himself readily admits his own sinfulness and failure to do even the good things he so desires to do (ch. In verse 24, Paul raises a question that he uses to transition to his next line of thought, which we read as follows: “O wretched man that I am! ", "Behold, I have made him a witness to the peoples, A leader and commander for the peoples. He also says that the Father (He who searcheth the hearts) knows the mind of the Spirit. One can hardly read one verse out of a chapter without also reading the entire context and still expect to understand the writer’s intended meaning. Paul then finishes his thought with the preservation of God’s children from any imaginable fear in verses 33-39. And those whom he called, he intends to shape into the image of Christ, into his adopted children. I. "For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth. "No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. This word obviously is describing something that we can literally SEE, KNOW, or COMPREHEND.