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ïƒ˜ Perpetua (AD 203)
ïƒ˜ Joni (AD 2019)
ïƒ˜ ROMANS 8:18 ~ For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
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IS IT REALLY WORTH IT? YES, BECAUSE OUR END IS GLORY! (Verses 19-25)
Cf. verse 24
Glorified Verse 19 ~ the revealing of the sons of God
Verse 21 ~ the glorious liberty of the children of God
Verse 23 ~ the adoption, the redemption of our body
Verses 24-25 == HOPE
PHILIPPIANS 3:21 ~ He will transform our lowly (vile) body that it may conformed to His glorious body.
Verse 23 ~ . . . first fruits of the Spirit . . .
YES, BECAUSE OUR NEEDS SHALL ALL BE MET! (VERSES 26-27)
YES, BECAUSE OUR GOD IS FULLY IN CONTROL! (VERSES 28-30)
Who is the Christian?
How does God work?
 GOD IS WITH US AND FOR US!
Verse 31 ~ If God is for us, who can be against us?
Allusion to NUMBERS 14:9 ~ Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them.