From Groaning to Glory
Passage: Romans 8:17-28
Read Romans 8:17-28. What surprises, encourages, or sparks questions for you? What reminds you of God’s goodness towards you?
We know the world is not the way it’s supposed to be and we are not the way we’re supposed to be. The whole creation and we ourselves are groaning. What present sufferings are you experiencing or observing around you in this season?
Sir Thomas Moore wrote, “Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.” In Romans 8:22-25, we are reminded of the hope we have in Christ. How does the reality of heaven shape your perspective in daily life? How are you actively remembering this truth and living into it?
What do we learn about the Spirit living and working in us from Romans 8:26-27? How does this truth shape our identity, our praying, and our perspective on our present sufferings?
What from this passage do you need to remember, rejoice in, request, or repent of?
Share with your group how they can be praying for you: what is weighing on you from this past week? What are you praising God for from this past week?
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” Romans 8:26