Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groaning which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
CG Discussion Points
- Explain how to understand the context of the verse “all things work together for good to those who love God.” What kinds of things do we need to do when we face oppression? (Romans 8:26-28; Ephesians 6:12; John 14:26)
- Describe the role of the Holy Spirit as our Comforter and Intercessor and relate it to the will of God for our lives. (James 1:17; Isaiah 55:8-9; Jeremiah 29:11-12; 1 Corinthians 14:14-15)
- Describe the problems with the old creation. What can be said about the natural disasters? (Romans 8:20-22; Genesis 7:11-12; Revelation 21:1)
- Explain what it means to suffer unnecessarily. What aspects are involved there? Give some practical examples. (Romans 8:12-14; Romans 8:2,11; Galatians 5:16,19-21; Galatians 6:7)