[WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS: HOPE]Romans 8.18-28 12.02.2018
Christmas Series 2018| CFA | Pastor Tracy Cook
TEXT Romans 8.18-25, 28 ESV
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 first fruits 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.
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
- HOPE PAST
Proverbs 13.12 ESV12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
Luke 24.21 ESV21 But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel.
1 Peter 1.3 ESV3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
- HOPE PRESENT
Hebrews 6.19 ESV 19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,
- HOPE FUTURE
Jeremiah 29.11 ESV11For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Matthew 12.21 ESV21 and in his name the Gentiles will hope.
Titus 2.13 ESV13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,