Sharing in the sufferings of Jesus
Romans 8:18 â€“ 27
We share in the sufferings of Jesus at present but the Spirit helps us in our weakness until we are fully redeemed.
John 16:33 Trouble/Tribulation = (Lit. pressure) affliction, anguish, burden, persecution, anguish, burden, persecution.
Sufferings = emotional/physical hardship, pain, affliction, misfortune, calamity, evil, persecution.
1. We are called to share in the sufferings of Jesus. (verse 17)
II Timothy 2:3
II Corinthians 1:3-6
I Peter 1:6-7
2. Part of our sufferings come from the fallen creation. (verses 19-22)
Bondage to Decay = ruin, corruption, destruction, perishing.
Genesis 3:17 â€˜Cursed is the ground (the earth in the sense of where we dwell) because of youâ€¦â€™
3. We also groan inwardly to be fully redeemed (from the presence of sin). (verses 23-25)
*Full redemption is realized with a redeemed body. v. 23 > I Corinthians 15:50-52
4. Jesusâ€™ Spirit in us helps us in our weakness, and intercedes for us in the will of God. (verses 26-28)