Look at the Book: Romans 8:28-30

Part 1: Romans 8:28 is one of the most important and most treasured verses and promises in the Bible. In this lab, Dr. John Piper begins a series of three labs pulling apart the critical pieces in these twenty-four words for understanding and embracing our sovereign and good God.

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Part 2: The Bible makes promises to those who love God. But how do we know if we do? In this lab, John Piper digs into the relationship between saving faith and loving God. He goes on to show why and how God works all things for good for those who love him.

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Part 3: When God calls a man or woman, what happens? In this lab, the third of three labs focused on Romans 8:28, John Piper draws in several other verses to try and understand the call of God. He explains why those who love God should rest secure in his sovereign care.

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Part 4: In this lab, John Piper tackles the next verse in Romans 8 – verse 29. The phrase “foreknown by God” has caused significant controversy and conflict within Christianity. Did God simply know ahead of time that we would believe, or did he choose who would believe?

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Part 5: A promise as mind-blowing as Romans 8:28 needs massive faith-sustaining truth underneath it. Romans 8:30 lays out a process in which God exalts Christ by bringing ungodly people to glory. In this lab, John Piper offers assurance in God’s invincible plan of salvation.

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Romans 8:30 // Predestined, Called, Justified, Glorified from Desiring God on Vimeo.