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“Groanings Anticipate Glory” (Romans 8:18-25)

Pastor Dale Jaech, July 30, 2017
Part of the ILCW-A Pentecost 2017 series, preached at a Sunday Divine service

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we acknowledge Your righteous judgment upon our sin, that inherited, and that committed, that has corrupted Your marvelous creation. We give thanks to You for Your gracious and loving providence that preserves us in this world. We especially praise You for the redemption that You have wrought for us in Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Send Your Holy Spirit to keep us in true faith and grant us patience and enduring hope for the glory that we will receive by faith at the revelation of Your true children. Amen.

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Romans 8:18-25

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. (ESV)

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