[From the 10:45 AM service this morning at Kosmosdale Baptist Church
I. Three groanings in this passage:
A. The creation groans.
B. Christians groan.
C. The Holy Spirit groans.
II. The groaning of Christians is due to:
A. the Holy Spirit; Christians:
1. follow the Spirit.
2. are filled with the Spirit.
3. cry out to the Father by the Spirit.
B. our longing for the completion of our adoption process in the resurrection.
[On this last point, Dr. Orrick had some especially interesting comments; he noted that people, before coming to Christ, are often terrified by the thought of physical pain in Hell, but, upon coming to Christ, we become hyper-spiritual and no longer think about the physical. He also mentioned that we do not long for heaven as we ought: that many of us would be content-- barring illness, etc.-- to live forever here on earth just as things are.]
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