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Nov 10, 2019

I Am Hopeful

I Am Hopeful

Passage: Romans 8:18-27

Preacher: Dr. Steve Brown

Series: Identity Defined


Matt. 6:21

Tim Keller has written, “Our need for worth is so powerful that whatever we base our identity and value on we essentially ‘deify.’ We will look to it with all the passion and intensity of worship and devotion, even if we think ourselves as highly irreligious.”


Rom. 8:18-27



  • 1. I am one who has the hope of Christ when I’m facing adversity.


Romans 8:18


 A. Hope says what’s coming is special.

 Romans 8:18


 B. Hope senses creation speaking.

 Romans 8:19-22


 C. Hope sees what can’t be seen.

Romans 8:23-25

John 11:35

Matt. 5:6

Rom. 12:15b



  • 2. I am one who has the help of the Spirit when I’m fretting answers.


 Romans 8:26-27

 Psalm 46:1


  1. I am one who has the Father’s heart when I’m feeling alone.

Romans 8:27

Psalm 139:3

Heb. 13:5

1 Thess. 5:18


Do the Book:

  • Share with someone a recent challenge you have or are currently facing. Then share with them the part of this text that has given you a deeper sense of hope.


  • As you reflect on Rom. 8:26 about the Holy Spirit praying for you, write out a heart-felt response to Him.


  • Reflect on Rom. 8:27 and the fact that God searches our hearts. Read Psalm 139 and express your love to God for His care for you.