Pastor Matt Wipperman - June 13, 2017

Reinforced, part 1: Hope in Suffering

The life we have been freed to live is not all rainbows and unicorns. We suffer the effects of sin, including frailty, sickness, and pain. We suffer with Christ in a sinful world that hates the light. In fact, at times we can gauge how much we have acquiesced to worldly ways by how comfortable we feel here and now. Though rainbows remind us of God’s promise, even they come in the midst of rain. But it is here, in suffering, that we are also reminded of how things should be, and we know that when Jesus comes again, they will. There will be no more suffering.

From Series: "Reinforced"

This 6-week series takes us through Romans 8. In this stage in our Re-Formation journey, we see how God REINFORCES us in and for this life He has sent us to live. Released, and free, we can still be weak. We worry, we can despair when things don’t seem to go our way. But God doesn’t just free us and leave us alone. He won’t leave us. We have His Spirit. We know His love. We have so much to look forward to. Nothing can stand in His way toward and with us, and thus nothing can stand in our way. God REINFORCES our faith, our trust, and our hope, for this journey of life He has sent us to live in this sinful world. REINFORCED by God in us, we are ready!

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