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Lakewood Baptist Church

Groaning and Glory

Groaning and Glory

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Lakewood Baptist Church

2235 Thompson Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30501, USA

Saturday 9:00 AM

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Series: Life in the Spirit
Title: Groaning and Glory
Romans 8:18-25
Groaning and Glory:
1. The Christian’s eternal glory will far outweigh earthly suffering (8:18).
2. The Creation suffers and awaits glory (8:19-22).
3. The Christian suffers and awaits glory (8:23).
4. Hope does not see (8:24-25).
Ephesians 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.”
1. The Christian’s eternal glory will far outweigh earthly suffering (8:18).

Promise.

In the midst of suffering:

- Remember who wrote these words.

- Know that God is patient with our doubts.

- Trust that the promised eternal glory will make the pain feel “light and momentary.”
2. The Creation suffers and awaits glory (8:19-22).

Sin affects the entire creation (Gen. 3:16-19).

The creation groans, but in hope (Gen. 3:15).
3. The Christian suffers and awaits glory (8:23).

Lament before the Lord.

Already, but not yet.
4. Hope does not see (8:24-25).

Biblical hope is not worldly hope.

Hope waits patiently.
Final word: Who are these promises for?

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