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Paul’s letter to the Romans ‘Rejoice in suffering’

In Romans 5:1-5, Paul talks about how we can rejoice in our suffering. How we are to know that suffering produces perseverance. And perseverance produces character, and that character produces hope. And this hope doesn’t disappoint. What does all of this mean for us today? Typically, we try to run from suffering. Is Paul telling us something different than that?

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Saul/Paul

Last week we talked about Peter. And how many of us can relate to Peter in his walk with Christ. This week we are going to talk about Saul/Paul. I have a feeling that many of us can relate to Saul as he was far away from Jesus, and the transformation that happens in his life. Maybe we think that we are too far gone for the grace of Jesus to reach us, or we aren’t sure that Jesus can use us for His kingdom. This week we are going to see what Jesus has for us, the love he has for us. We will see how Saul experienced Jesus’ supernatural grace.

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As we lead up to Easter this year, we are going to take a look at characters in the Bible and how God’s grace was poured out for them. We plan to relate them to our lives and learn how much God really loves us. God’s unmerited favor is sufficient for us.

As we conclude our sermon series on Love. We come to the part of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, that states “love never fails.” When we think of love in human terms, we see that love often fails. We see people leave, friends move away, and sometimes we can write off others when they wrong us. Does Jesus treat us the same way? Is His love conditional?

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