I don’t remember when they first breathed hope into my life and made it clear just how much it means to have God for me. But I do know that again and again God has proved His promises true. He always steps into the difficult places of my life and builds them into something new —often something far beyond my wildest dreams.
They are the Words that help me let go and surrender my life to Him —His timing and His version of the story. They are the words that remind me that somehow … someway …
Everything will be okay.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” -Romans 8:28 NLT[bctt tweet=”And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. -Romans 8:28 NLT #biblestudy #godslove” username=”lori_schumaker”]
I guess I could call it my life verse (even though it is so hard for me to claim just one). It’s a promise I cling to and one God has shown to be true in mighty ways.
So, when I was given opportunity to review Trillia J. Newbell’s new 6-week Bible Study of Romans 8, I gave a resounding, “Yes!”
This Bible Study is broken down into a 6-week plan. Week One is a little different from the remaining five in that we get the opportunity to spend this first week reading through the first 7 chapters of Romans and responding through the questions and closing devotion each day.
The first week is the most intensive week as we have a bit more daily reading and questions to answer. I like how Trillia gives us this background, though, before stepping into the meat of Romans 8.
One of my favorite aspects of this study is the use of devotions. So often we find two different products: devotions or Bible Studies. In this Bible Study, Trillia brilliantly weaves the two together. If you are a story girl like me, the devotions draw us in deeper and help us to see the text as it applies to our daily lives.
Weeks 2-6 dig deeply into the verses of Romans 8 —what it says about the gospel and the glory of God.
It digs into many of the Truths found in Romans such as:
The Spirit is actively at work in us (8:4-11);
We are heirs with Christ, the adopted children of God (8:12-17);
Our suffering is for a great purpose and doesn’t compare to the glory we will experience (8:18-25);
Even in our weakness, the Spirit is at work (8:26-27);
God is working all things for our good (8:28);
And absolutely nothing can ever separate us from the love of Christ (8:31-39).
So, as you can see, these are some important — life changing — TRUTHS. They are ones we need to hold onto and rest in. They serve as our hope in the middle of the difficult times and as our warfare when the enemy wields his ugly lies to discourage and dismiss us from our purpose and our joy.
This study is for any woman in any season of life. It’s a study for the woman wanting to fully grasp the depth of God’s love and His commitment to us. This study will prepare, give hope, and provide insight into the power of the gospel and the glory of God.
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“God’s faithfulness means that His love endures forever. He will finish the good work He began in us. He is faithful because He has said so.” -Trillia J. Newbell
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