Groaning for Glory

Romans 8:19-22

By Pastor Craig Phelps, August 13, 2022

Introduction: In order to understand the glory that will be revealed in us we need to understand what has been lost. An understanding of the image of God in Gen 1 and 3 is important.

The image of God in mankind is a reflection of the triune God. God is three with one who have different but exist in perfect with each other.

How were Adam and Eve a reflection of the image of God regarding persons, nature, roles and unity before the fall?

What happened in the garden and what were the consequences to mankind and the rest of creation?

Romans 8:19-22

19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.

20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope;

21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.