Deer Park Community Church
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. (Psalms 42:1)

Sunday Sermon: Suffering and Glory (Romans 8:18-20)

The Sunday Service in Deer Park Community Church in Chapel Hill is filled with the grace of God. Minister Leah shared the message from Romans 8:18-20 titled "Suffering and Glory" 

Romans 8: 18-20 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.  For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope.

"As the sons of God and coheir with Christ, God promise His people to inherit His glory. And here shows us the way to receive the glory of God, it is through suffering.  Suffering and glory is like the two side of a coin which can not be separated with one another. If we want to receive glory, then we must go through suffering.  And the suffering of Christian is not meaningless, it is for receiving the ultimate glory. But when our faith goes into difficulties? It is when we fail to understand the meaning of suffering. We can easily asked the question " why should we suffer?"

In Romans 12, Paul explained it clearly to endure suffering as God's disciplined. Only those who are disciplined a legitimate sons. And in Romans 5, Paul explained that suffering produce perseverance, perseverance produce characters, and characters, hope. And through suffering, we learned to rely on God and receive God's comfort.

Just like Jesus who obey and endure the process of the cross and greed the time of resurrection, when we endure well the time of suffering, we will greet the time of glory.  When the message of resurrection deeply rooted inside of us, our faith will not shake in the time of suffering.  

"The message spoke to me deeply and help me to understand the meaning of suffering that I am going through. It brought great peace and deeper understanding of God's love. I have been asking God why we are going through this time of suffering when taking this path, and God gave me a very profound and clear answer which resolved deeply the questions in my heart and gave me the freedom of complete joy and peace in the time of difficulties. I pray to learn to truly rely on God in this time and for the faith of resurrection deeply open inside of me." a member shared.

 

 

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