Sermon Notes

Hope for the Hurting

Overcoming Weapons of Self-Destruction | Dr. Jeff Williams | April 18

Romans 8:1-39

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Weapons of Self-Destruction

1. _____________

2. Uncontrolled ____________

3. ___________________

4. __________

5. __________________

6. ________________

7. ______________

1. Jesus took Away my ____________

Romans 8:1-4 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

2. Let the Holy Spirit _____________ my ______________

Romans 8:5-6 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 

3. Say No to my ____________________

Galatians 5:16 let the Spirit direct your lives, and you will not satisfy the desires of the human nature.  

Romans 8:9,12 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.  So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.  

4. Take My ___________ to God

Romans 8:14-16 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.  

5. God Brings _________ for the ________ __________

Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.  

6. Remember God is in ______________

Romans 8:26-27 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:31-32 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

7. God will Never Stop __________ _______

Romans 8:38-39 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.