THE BEST NEWS SOME PEOPLE WILL READ ALL WEEK.
But not for the folks at Rivers of Joy Baptist Church, right.
We will have worship this week. All members are encourage to come at 10 a.m. 11 a.m and again at 6:30 p.m. Johnny Edwards will be preaching Sunday Night.
The truth is we can do what we want to do when we want to do it. If we want to go to K-Mart we will go. We can fine the energy to go when we want to. The only time it seems that many find little energy is to go to a place of worship. We can get up each morning and be at work early every day during the week, but when Sunday comes…..
Really we are happy that 98% of our members come to all the services at ROJBC. Of course we are a very small group of people but they seem to love to come.
This week as been good. You can view my sermons ON VIDEO on my other website FOR ME TO LIVE IS CHRIST WEBSITE (click )
THE OUTLINE AND NOTES FROM ROMANS 8:29
THE PURPOSE OF OUR BEING SAVED
Romans 8:29 Series #133
Charles e Whisnant, September 30 2012
SO HOW DO WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE SECURITY OF BEING WITH CHRIST IN ETERNITY?
Our security is ultimate found in the purpose of God.
1A THE PURPOSE OF SALVATION
1B “To conform 4832 us to the image of His Son.”
God is redeeming a holy Christ-like, glorified race of humanity that. That is why we were redeemed. The goal of predestination- – – that believers would be conformed to the image of His Son.”
Within us after salvation will be the holiness of Christ
Late adjective from sun and morph and so an inward and not merely superficial conformity. Eikwn is used of Christ as the very image of the Father (2 Corinthians 4:4; Colossians 1:15). See Philippians 2:6 for morph. Here we have both morph and eikwn to express the gradual change in us till we acquire the likeness of Christ the Son of God so that we ourselves shall ultimately have the family likeness of sons of God. Glorious destiny. Vine.
Hebrews 1:3, 2 Corinthians 3:18 I Corinthians 15:49; Hebrews 2:10.
This salvation is a process of taking you to one level of glory to the next level of glory, and the next, until little by little, and step at a time, and you move toward Christ-likeness until the day you see Him and you become like Him. That is what God is doing in salvation.
2B THAT HE MIGHT BE THE FIRST BORN 44516 (reflecting His priority & supremacy) AMONG MANY BRETHREN: eis to einai (PAN) auton prototokon en pollois adelphois: (Psalms 89:27; Matthewt 12:50; 25:40; John 20:17; Colossians 1:15-18; Hebrews 1:5,6; Hebrews 2:11-15 Revelation 1:5,6)
What does that mean? “first born.” To bear, bring forth. Means position, priority, preeminence over.
Why? So there will be a whole redeemed humanity over which He will be the supreme one.
Philippians 2:9-10: A group of people in heaven who will for all eternity give Christ glory. Colossians 1:18.
Why were you created? For His glory.
Do you now understand why you are saved? You were redeemed to be like Christ and give Christ preeminent one glory due to his name.
He not only in His plan brought them into the family for glory but to be one with Himself so we are brothers.
Why Is the Goal That Christ Would Be “Firstborn Among Many Brethren”? So your holiness, your sanctification, your becoming like Jesus is God’s aim for your life from eternity. Predestination means: Predestined to become like Jesus. That is what you should be giving yourself to. Pray and study and fight and suffer and trust to be like Jesus.