Tuesday, September 20, 2016


By Donald A. Webb

Scripture Reading: Romans 5:2,12:12

Rejoicing in hope is something that only a child of God can do! If you can say "amen" to Romans 5:1, then verse 2 gives the practical side. Anyone in this dispensation of grace who has believedthe"gospelof the grace of God" " ... that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures" has a perfect, righteous, at-peace standing before God in Christ. This then affords us direct access into theverythrone-room of grace any moment of the day or night! It is as we realize and rest in these things that we  rejoice in the earnest anticipation of the glory of God.

As we reflect on this practical issue, we can see that our two passages, when considered together, give us an interesting perspective. Rejoicing in hope is both a privilege and a responsibility! The righteousness of Christ is something we have now by faith alone, as an eternal possession. Therefore,  the glory of God is what we will share in for all of eternity. The latter is sure because of the former! So not only do we rejoice as often as we think of these precious things, but we should rejoice continuously because of them. How else should we act, seeing who we are in Christ and anticipating where we are  going!

The believer then should never be "singing the blues." Think of Paul and Silas in jail at Philippi. Were they "singing the blues"? No, indeed. Acts 16:25 says, "And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God." Because of our position in Christ and the hope it gives, we rejoice+ even intribulations-because we have peace with God! In this we must rest-and rejoice-as we anticipate His glory.

Grace Bible Church - 11:00 AM, March 12, 2017
Sermon: "All Things Reconciled Through Christ"
Pastor Gregg Bing (Colossians 1:19-23)

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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