(Transcribed from actual tape) May 27, 1984 - AM
FIVE UNANSWERABLE QUESTIONS
I feel inadequate everytime I stand behind this holy desk. And I don't know
if I have ever felt as inadequate as I do this morning. Of all the passages
of scripture in the Bible that are especially for those who are believers,
those who are Christians, I know of no passage that is greater, that is more
fabulous than the section we're going to study together in this hour. So
open your Bibles with me if you would to Romans, Chapter Number 8. If you
did not bring a Bible, just nudge the person next to you and ask if you might
look on with them, or just bend over there and look on with them. They'll be
glad to have you. We're going to study this morning a little bit of Romans 8:
28, and we're going all the way to the end of the Chapter - 2 - the 39th
Verse. Before we begin, let's pray together.
"Father, inadequate and unworthy, I come into Thy presence overwhelmed anew
with Your patience and your mercy and your love. Oh, dear Father, I pray
that You will speak in this service and let me get out of the way so that Thy
word and Thy holy and divine message might not only be heard, but may it be
received and understood and incorporated into our lifestyles. For we make
this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, our living Lord. Amen."
The thrill of being a Christian is the fact that whether our hearts are hurt-
ing or rejoicing, God in and through it all is working out His purpose. His-
tory is not a Galilean dialectic, thesis, antithesis, synthesis. History
is not some cyclical type of thing in which we say everything repeats itself.
But your history and my history as a believer, as a son, as a daughter of
God, we know that in and throug ...
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