Groaning to Glory (Romans 8:16-25)

The fourth message in a new adventure in the eighth chapter of the book of Romans. Super8: Supernatural Living for Natural People.

When we suffer it’s easy to think God is not present, doesn’t care, or can’t do anything about it. He is, He does, He can. By His Spirit. #Super8

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Message title: Groaning to Glory
Week 4 of Super8: Supernatural Living for Natural People, a series on Romans 8
Scriptures: Romans 8:16-25
Preacher: Jeff Patterson
Date: 9/8/13

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Scripture: Romans 8:16-25

16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ,provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing 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 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

New City Catechism:

Q2: What is God?
A: God is the creator and sustainer of everyone and everything. He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in his power and perfection, goodness and glory, wisdom, justice, and truth. Nothing happens except through him and by his will.

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