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DEVOTIONALS
13-Oct-2003
Focusing on our future glory [Wasserfall Collection]
    In this series we, the children of God, have seen ourselves to be like the earth: innocent, yet suffering the result of sin and groaning for redemption. We have also seen that we are incapable of bringing that redemption any closer by ourselves. Rath ...
06-Oct-2003
Focusing on our future glory [Wasserfall Collection]
    In the same way the earth is weakened by God's subjecting it to frustration, so are we who have been set free from the law of sin and death by the Spirit (Rom 8:2). Because of the work of Christ, God now views us as no more guilty for the sin of Adam ...
29-Sep-2003
Focusing on our future glory [Wasserfall Collection]
    The key to this passage and to our courage in seeking daily the kingdom of God which will ultimately bring about the redemption of our bodies, the hope in which we were saved, lies in the word 'patiently.' For without patience, we are left only with ...
22-Sep-2003
Focusing on our future glory [Wasserfall Collection]
    If creation's frustration, which is likened unto the pangs of childbirth, continues up to this time, then how much more are we who are to bring creation into glory with us, not likely to be groaning inwardly for our release into the glory awaiting us ...
15-Sep-2003
Focusing on our future glory [Wasserfall Collection]
    When Adam and Eve fell, God chose, instead of destroying all that He had made, to subject the earth to frustration and decay, so that despite Adam's cultivating effort, it would yet produce thistles and thorns. (Gen 3:17-18) Why did God choose to hum ...
08-Sep-2003
Focusing on our future glory [Wasserfall Collection]
    Immediately after telling us that our present sufferings, which are our sufferings in and for Christ, are not worth comparing to the glory to be revealed in us when Christ comes, Paul suddenly says creation is waiting for the heirs of Christ to be re ...
01-Sep-2003
Focusing on our future glory [Wasserfall Collection]
    What are our present sufferings and why are they not worth comparing with our future glory? It is tempting to brush aside this question , as I am wont to do, with a formulaic, "Well, our present sufferings are the hardships of life and that compared ...
25-Aug-2003
Focusing on our future glory [Wasserfall Collection]
    "Where is the… happiness that comes of well-done chores, the serenity that duty grants us, the blessings of good works," asks a character in Toni Morrison's Paradise to her recently departed Mother Superior. One wonders if Demas had gone with the sam ...