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Embracing All in Christ’s Love

This Sunday’s Message

This Sunday we examine one of the most profound and helpful passages of scripture. I am speaking of Paul’s letter to the Romans chapter 5:1-5. Paul’s emphasis is on hope that emerges from trust in God in the midst of our challenges and sufferings in life..

Thoughts and points to consider:

  1. Paul reflects that “ through faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Have you experienced this sense of peace? Or are you struggling to find it?
  2. Paul again speaks “and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God”. That was last Sunday’s sermon focus. Have you glorified God this week?
  3. How can people “rejoice in our sufferings?” Paul gives us an answer.
  4. Paul reminds us that hope does not disappoint us because God has poured out His love into our hearts. Does the love of God resound in your hearts? What does it feel like when we experience the love of God?

I hope to see all of you this Sunday and we will have special music to share with you. (and a slightly shorter sermon)

In God’s love,

Rev. Jim

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