After a month on a missions focus the children at Shiloh begin digging back into the book of Romans! We begin Romans 9 this coming Sunday… here are the handouts for Romans 8:28-30.
28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;
30 and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified
Have you ever wondered why bad things happen? We may not always know why some things happen, but as we look at our verse today we will learn something that will help.
Read Romans 8:28. What does this verse tell us that we should know?
we know that God causes __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ to work together for __ __ __ __
Did this verse say that all things were good? Circle your answer.
Who does this verse say that God will cause all things to work together for good for?
those who __ __ __ __ God
those who are __ __ __ __ __ __ according to His __ __ __ __ __ __ __
According to Romans 8:28 what can we know that God will do with all the things that happen to those who love Him? Use the space below to answer in your own words or draw a picture to answer.
Read Romans 8:29. Why would God choose to cause all things to work together for good? Whose image is He making us into?
the image of His __ __ __
THINK ABOUT IT…
Have you ever played with play-do? If you have any at home go get some and come right back. Have you got it?
Do you have a mold for the play-do or maybe a cookie cutter? If you do, go get it and come right back. Have you got it?
Okay, now look at the play-do, squish it in your hands. Right now, that play do is like you before you have Jesus. It’s formless and without a purpose.
Now look at your mold or cookie cutter. That mold is an image of something right?
When you take the play-do and try to put it into that mold you have to tear away the parts of the play-do that do not fit. As you fit the play-do into the mold, you are conforming it into the image.
This is kind of like how God conforms us into the image of His Son. Sometimes He has to tear things aways from us, some times He has to squish and shove us, some times He has to press us… but it all will work together for good and eventually we will look like the image of His Son.
Once you get all the play-do in the mold or cookie cutter set it down and read Romans 8:30.
Read Romans 8:30 and complete the list below.
those whom He predestined He also __ __ __ __ __ __
those He called He also __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
those He justified He also __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
Look at your play-do again. Take a moment to slowly pull the mold or cookie cutter away from the play-do. When the mold is removed does the play-do now keep the image? The play-do no longer is formless and without purpose. It now looks like something! It looks like the image it was conformed into. When we are finally glorified, when we finally get our new bodies, we will finally look like Jesus.
Look up and read 1 John 3:2-3. When Jesus appears who will we be like?
We will be like __ __ __
According to this verse, if we believe this, really believe this, then how should it affect our life?
everyone who has this hope fixed on Him __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ himself
How can we purify ourself? Look up and read 1John 1:9 to find out. Is there anything you need to talk to God about it? If there is, do it now.