Preaching: Romans 8:13-25 What is hope?

Summary: A verse by verse examination of what the book of Romans in the Bible teaches. This message covers Romans 8:13-25, defining hope.

Speaker: Dr. Michael L. Williams
Date presented: January 5, 2014

Bible References:

Romans 8:13-25 ( KJV ) 13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.  14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.  15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.  16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.  18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.  19For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.  20For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,  21Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.  22For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.  23And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.  24For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?  25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

Galatians 3:25-26 ( KJV ) 25But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.  26For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 

1 John 2:22-23 ( KJV ) 22Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.  23Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also

1 John 2:15-16 ( KJV ) 15Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

1 John 3:10 ( KJV ) 10In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

1 John 4:3 ( KJV ) 3And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

1 John 5:12-13 ( KJV ) 12He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.  13These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

2 John 1:7 ( KJV ) 7For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

John 15:13-21 ( KJV ) 13Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  14Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.  15Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.  16Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.  17These things I command you, that ye love one another. 18If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.  19If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.  20Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.  21But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. 

John 16:1-3 ( KJV ) 1These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.  2They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.  3And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. 

Hebrews 11:1 ( KJV ) 1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 

Colossians 1:27 ( KJV ) 27To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 

1 Timothy 1:1 ( KJV ) 1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; 

Titus 2:13 ( KJV ) 13Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 

Hebrews 6:18-20 ( KJV ) 18That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:  19Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;  20Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 ( KJV ) 13But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 

Dr. Michael Williams

Dr. Michael Williams is a pastor, author, Christian educator and Biblical counselor who has served in ministry since March of 2000. Dr. Mike holds under-graduate through post graduate degrees in Christian Education. Dr. Mike is the Senior Pastor of Selah Mountain Ministries, which he founded in March of 2010 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (selahmountain.org). In addition to counseling, he teaches how to overcome life issues Biblically on topics such as anger management, marriage, addictions, and other subjects typically referred to as mental illnesses. Dr. Mike lives with his wife Pamela Rose and adult daughter Hollie Rose. He and Pamela have other adult children and several grandchildren as well. Visit the About page to learn more about Dr. Mike.

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