Sunday Morning: June 18, 2006
Text: Romans 8:29-30 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
Romans 8:29 For whom [masculine plural] he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many [masc. plural adjective] brethren [masc. plural].
WHOM? THE SAINTS
Romans 8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints [masculine plural] according to the will of God.
WHOM? WHO LOVE GOD, THE CALLED
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love [masc. plural present participle] God, to them who are the called [adjective, masc. plural] according to his purpose.
WHOM? THOSE HE PREDESTINATED
Romans 8:30 Moreover whom [masc. plural] he did predestinate, them [masc. plural] he also called: and whom [masc. plural] he called, them [masc. plural] he also justified: and whom [masc. plural] he justified, them [masc. plural] he also glorified.
HE HAD FOREKNOWN
Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow [aorist active], he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
JESUS FOREKNEW NATHANAEL
John 1:48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
GOD FOREKNEW JEREMIAH
Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
GOD FOREKNEW JACOB AND ESAU
Romans 9:10-12 And not only this; but when Rebecca also (as Sarah’s conception) had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; 11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) 12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
HE ALSO DID PREDESTINATE
Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [compound, ‘before, G4253’ + ‘determine, G3724’] to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Acts 2:23 Him (Jesus Christ), being delivered by the determinate [G3724, Rom 8:29] counsel and foreknowledge [noun form of ‘foreknew’] of God.
1 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained [predestinated] before the world [ages] unto [eiv, leading to] our glory:
DETERMINED TO BE SONS
Ephesians 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4. According as he (the Father) hath chosen us (the few) in (within) him (Christ) before the foundation of the world, that we (the chosen few) should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 (the Father) Having predestinated [predetermined] us (the chosen few) unto the adoption of children [place as a sons] by [by means of] Jesus Christ to himself (the Father), according to the good pleasure of his (the Father) will,
PREDETERMINED LOT OR PART
Ephesians 1:11 In whom (Christ) also we (the chosen few) have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated [predetermined] according to the purpose of him (the Father) who worketh all things after the counsel of his (the Father’s) own will:
CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF HIS SON
Romans 8:29 For whom [masculine plural] he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
ALREADY CREATED IN HIS IMAGE
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; . . .
THE IMAGE OF HIS THINKING
Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge [epignwsiv, exact knowledge] after the image of him that created him:
HAVING THE MIND OF CHRIST
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
TRANSFORMING OUR THINKING
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
THE MIND OF CHRIST
John 5:30 . . . I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
BRETHREN DO THE WILL OF THE FATHER
Matthew 12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother,
ENTER THE KINGDOM AND GLORY
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
FIRSTBORN AMONG BRETHREN
Romans 8:29 For whom [masculine plural] he did foreknow,
he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that [eiv, leading to] he [himself]
be [present infinitive] the firstborn among [en, with] many brethren.
HE WILL BRING MANY SONS UNTO GLORY
Hebrews 2:10-11 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
MANY, NOT ALL BRETHREN
1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
DEMAS, FELLOW LABORER
Philemon 1:24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers. (with Paul in Rome; Col. 4:14)
DEMAS FORSOOK PAUL
2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed …
WHOM HE DID PREDESTINATE
Romans 8:30 Moreover [so, therefore] whom [masculine plural] he did predestinate, them [masculine plural] he also called: and whom [masculine plural] he called, them [masculine plural] he also justified: and whom [masculine plural] he justified, them [masculine plural] he also glorified.
LORDS CALLED, KINGS CHOSEN
Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
GODS ARE JUDGES, KINGS
1 Corinthians 8:5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)
MAKE YOUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE
2 Peter 1:10-11 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling (lords) and election (kings) sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting [age-lasting] kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.