Crossview Church
Present Suffering, Future Glory
Glenn White | Romans 8:18-30
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    1000 E Riverview Expy, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494, USA
    Sunday 8:45 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM

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Romans 8:18-30
1. The Reality of Suffering
(In this life, as Christians)
2. An Eternal Perspective
(On our suffering)
God has an eternal purpose in every trial we endure and we have a glorious eternal future awaiting us!
A. The Creation Groans (vv. 19-22)
Phillip’s Paraphrase “The whole creation is on tip toes to see the wonderful sight of the sons of God coming into their own.”
C. The Holy Spirit Groans (vv. 26-27)
“…the Spirit of God…effectively prays to the Father on our behalf through the difficulties and uncertainties of our lives here on earth.” - Doug Moo
D. Att Things Work Together For Good (v. 28)
“Not one detail (in our lives) works ultimately for evil to the people of God; in the end only good will be their lot.” - John Murray
“To the child of God, there is no such thing as an accident. He/she travels an appointed way… Accidents may indeed APPEAR to befall him and misfortune stalk his way; but these evils will be so in appearance, only because we cannot read the secret script of God’s providence.” - A.W. Tozer
4. Eternally Secure (vv. 29-30)
If you are a believer in Christ, your salvation was initiated in God’s sovereign plan before the universe was ever created and will culminate in your glorification at the return of Jesus Christ!
God’s Sovereign Plan For Salvation
A. Foreknew
B. Predestined
C. Called
D. Justified
E. Glorified
Conclusion: Whatever forms our present suffering might take, the future glory we will experience as Christians will far, far outweigh any sufferings we have to endure!

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