Romans 8:12–17 - Life in the Spirit (2)
Romans 8:1–11 - Life in the Spirit (1)
Two Types of People and Two Eternal Destinies
Where will you spend eternity? This article explains from Romans 8:5–8 that there are only two types of people in the world, and only two eternal destinies. The author outlines the attitude of the unbeliever toward God, in an effort to have us examine our lives and see if we are in the faith.
God Is Working So That You Will Ooze Grace
How are you dealing with suffering? This article, as an open letter, encourages you to cling to the promises of the Lord, as caught in passages such as Romans 8:28-29 and 2 Corinthians 1:2-5.
The Normal Christian Life As Portrayed in Romans 6-8
An Open Question? God’s foreknowledge is complete – including our suffering
The Praying and Crying Spirit
Romans 8:26, 27 – The Spirit as Intercessor
Romans 8:23 and 2 Corinthians 5:5 – The Spirit as Firstfruits and Guarantee
Romans 8:15 – The Spirit of Sonship
Romans 8:26-27 – The Spirit of Intercession
Romans 8:16 – The Inward Testimony of the Holy Spirit
Romans 8:14 – Led by the Spirit
Romans 8:31-39 – Hymn of the Justified
This article offers an exposition of Romans 8:31-39.
The Order of Salvation
Calling, justification, and glorification is the summary of the order of salvation. This article proves that such an order exists, and from Romans 8:30 it answers those who deny the existence of the order of salvation (ordo salutis).
The Function of "Likewise" (Osautos) in Romans 8:26
In Romans 8:26 Paul compares the ministry of the Holy Spirit in helping Christians in their weakness to something he had written earlier. He uses the comparative adverb "hosautos." There is no consensus among interpreters as to the subject of the comparison. This article makes a proposal: Paul is comparing the Spirit’s ministry in verse 26 to the Spirit’s ministry in verse 16.
"Adoption" in the Pauline Corpus
When the apostle Paul describes the relationship between God and those who belong to him, he uses different concepts, one of which is "adoption" (huoithesia). He uses it five times: Romans 8:15, 23, Romans 9:4, Galatians 4:5, and Ephesians 1:5. The article explores the origin of the metaphor and then the different aspects of the life with God that it entails.
How Are You to Be More Than a Conqueror?
What does it mean that the Christian is more than a conqueror (Romans 8:31-39)? This article explains that it is by living by faith in Christ, whose resurrection confirmed his victory.
Romans 8 and the Extent of the Atonement: Help from John Murray
This article includes an excerpt from John Murray's Redemption Accomplished and Applied, in which he discusses Romans 8:31-39 in relation to the question of the extent of Christ's atonement for sinners.
Romans 8 – Adoption and the Spirit
Adoption as sons is an important motif and theme in the letters of Paul (Romans 8:15, 23, Romans 9:4, Galatians 4:5, and Ephesians 1:5). In this article Burke wants to explore the relationship between the Holy Spirit and adoption in Romans 8. The relevance and importance of adoption for the Christian life are also indicated.
Seven Steps to Walking the Spiritual Walk
This article gleans insights from Romans 8 on how believers can grow in the Holy Spirit.
Jesus and Creation: Jesus’ Suffering and Creation
Chosen But Free
This article is a critical review of Norman Geisler’s Chosen But Free. The article argues that the book supports the Arminian view of election, although Geisler himself professes to be a Calvinist. The author suggests the book is aimed against the five points of Calvinism.
Not Just the Bad Things
It is common to ask the question: how is God working for my good in this suffering? Have you asked the question: how God is working for my good in happiness? Romans 8:28 requires you to ask both questions.
"Nothing So Ill But Christ Will Compensate"
The author offers a timely word on Romans 8:28, that we are to believe not only what God's Word teaches but also the virtues of our heavenly Father.
Owen on the Mortification of Sin
This article considers the teaching of John Owen on Romans 8:13, concerning the mortification of sin throughout the believer's life.
Nature in the New Creation: New Testament Eschatology and the Environment
Is it fair to say that environmental degradation is the product of Christianity,? What are the ideological roots of the environmental crisis? Moo suggests that the attitude of an “either/or” when it comes to evangelism and environmental concern is a false dilemma.
Romans 8:1 – “There Is No Condemnation”: But Why Not?
It seems as if Paul grounds the taking away of the condemnation in Romans 8:1 in the transforming work of the Spirit. This article notes how often this passage suffers under efforts and approaches taken to harmonize it with the traditional Protestant teaching on justification and sanctification. It continues to seek to understand the significance of this passage for Protestant theology.
The "with Christ" Motif in Paul's Thought
In this article Harvey makes a distinction between the "with Christ" and "in Christ" motifs as used by the apostle Paul. In studies when the "with Christ" concept is addressed, it is frequently associated with Paul's eschatology. This essay wants to examine the available data and reach some conclusions about how Paul uses the phrase.
The Great Giver
Romans 8:18-39 – The Hope and Certainty in the New Life of the Justified Sinner
Romans 8:1-17 – The Spirit of God in the New Life of the Justified Sinner
Romans 8:18 - The Incomparable Glory
Solid Comfort From a Familiar Verse
Is it possible to truly rejoice always? In this article on Romans 8:28, the author states that Christians can rejoice in both the good and bad things that happen to them. This is so because of God's sovereignty in all things. God's love directs everything He does for His children, and He is present in all circumstances.
Present Suffering Weighed With Future Glory
Suffering and being a Christian are very close friends. The Bible reveals that suffering is the lot of all Christians. This article looks at the suffering we face for Christ's sake. The author shows how such suffering can be endured by looking to future glory (Romans 8:18).
Romans 8:30 - Already Glorified?
The Voiceless Prayer of God's People
Boasting in the Cross (Part 2)
Romans 8:1 can be a source of joy to those who know that they were condemned and not in Christ, since God's wrath is no longer upon them. This article shows how justification is the ground for assurance, and how knowing that we are not condemned should motivate us to live the Christian life.
Romans 8:31-39 - God's Love for His Own
This article is a Bible study on Romans 8:31-39.
Romans 8:29-30 - From Eternity to Eternity
This article is a Bible study on Romans 8:29-30.
Romans 8:28 - Suffering and God's Plan
This article is a Bible study on Romans 8:28.
Romans 8:18-27 - Groanings Because of Sin
This article is a Bible study on Romans 8:18-27.
Romans 8:14-17 - Heirs With Christ
This article is a Bible study on Romans 8:14-17.
Romans 8:5-13 - Walking After the Spirit
This article is a Bible study on Romans 8:5-13.
Romans 8:1-4 - Deliverance Through the Spirit
This article is a Bible study on Romans 8:1-4.
The Bible On The Problem Of Evil
With a view towards Roman 3:1-8, Romans 5:1-5 and Romans 8:28-39, this article shows how understanding God as Lord, Saviour and Spirit is crucial to dealing with the questions around the evil and suffering in this world. This understanding helps to encourage believers to trust and rely on the righteousness and goodness of God.
The Reversal of the Curse
Will this earth be thrown on the scrap heap? This article looks at creation, redemption and consummation, and the relation of this world and the new heaven and earth. The author also discusses the curse on the earth, and the fall of creation and the work of Jesus Christ. Romans 8:18-25 is an important passage in this article.
Addressing God as Father
Compassion in a Broken World: The Powerful Support of God’s Spirit in Weakness
The New Heavens and New Earth The Promise of the Future
Romans 8:31 – God for Us
Romans 8 – The Spirit Leads and Witnesses
Adoption and the Work of the Holy Spirit
Romans 8:32 - Giving Thanks is for the Future, Too!
Romans 8:18 - Immeasurable Glory
The Foreknowledge of God
Romans 8:21 - Liberation and Reformation
Romans 8:32 - The Assurance of Salvation
Romans 8:34 - Ascension: More Than That...
Practical Steps to Kill Sin
We are called to put sin to death (Romans 8:13, Colossians 3:5). This article offers practical ways to battle against sin in your life.
The Sovereignty of God
This article on the sovereignty of God looks at creation, the rule of God in this world to reach his purpose with everything, foreknowledge and foreordination. The author also discusses Romans 8:29 and Ephesians 1:4.