Glorification: The Ultimate Finish Line

May 19, 2013 Romans 8:12-39

Sermon Outline

Romans 8:30 - and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.

I. What is Glorification

Tyndale Bible Dictionary – “Glorification is the completion, the consummation, the perfection, the full realization of salvation.”

A. Glorification is about victory

1. Christ demonstrated ultimate victory in his glorification - Ephesians 1:18-23

2. We will share in this victory through our inheritance and glorification with Christ - Romans 8:11, 15, 16-17, 29; 1 Corinthians 15:54-57

B. Glorification is about change

1. Spiritual & Physical changes

a. Entrance spiritually into the presence of the Lord at death

b. Entrance physically into the presence of the Lord at His return - 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

2. Details of the Physical change - 1 Corinthians 15:35-57

a. Our bodies will be changed - 1 Corinthians 15:51-53

b. Our bodies will be like Christ’s - 1 Corinthians 15:20, 49

c. Our bodies will go from lame to awesome - 1 Corinthians15:35

C. Glorification is about the New - Romans 8:19-22, Revelation 21:1-8

II. Preparing for Glory

A. Cultivate endurance – Hebrew 12:1-3

B. Cultivate anticipation – 1 Cor. 9:24-27

III. The Hope of Glory – Romans 8:31-39

A. The inheritance of the redeemed is inevitable. (v. 32)

B. The advocate of the redeemed is undefeatable (v. 34)

C. The victory of the redeemed is inescapable (v. 37)

Additional Resources

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