In How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home, Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas explores Romans 8, which he calls the best chapter in the Bible. Here he finds an exposition of the steps through which God leads His people in the process of their salvation, but also loving counsel on such topics as prayer and resisting the Devil, as well as exhortations and comforts for weary pilgrims.
Dr. Thomas begins at Romans 8:1 with the best news imaginable believers just and deserved condemnation before God has been taken away by Jesus Christ's work on the cross. He then contrasts earthly minded and spiritually minded people, showing that only those who are spiritually minded know life.
In Romans 8:29 30, he explores several steps in the process of salvation foreknowledge, predestination, calling, justification, and, finally, glorification which show God's invincible purpose in redemption. Finally, he unfolds the powerful promise of the final few verses of Romans 8, nothing can separate those God has redeemed from His saving love.
How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home is a powerful exploration of the manifold gifts the heavenly Father has lavished upon His people and a preview of the greater inheritance that lies ahead.
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Derek Thomas shows his pastors heart in this great treatment of Romans 8. If you had 10 minutes to live, this is the chapter you want to read. His theological precision is matched by practical application, and it has been a blessing to soak it in. I've listened to it several times and it never fails to minister to me.
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