Romans 8 :18-25 (KJV)
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
Have you ever wondered what your life will be like after you leave this world to be with the Lord? I am sure this is one of the primary questions for most people, if not all of us who believe that after this life, there is going to be a better life as scripture teaches.
Today as we continue in our sermon series “No Condemnation” I will be looking at what Paul the Apostle had to say about our future glory. I will be reading from Romans 8:18-25 as we see what the scripture says as we wait and hope for the return of our Lord.
The sub title of the sermon today is “Our Future Glory” which is what we are all longing for and as Paul said, it will be better than all the sufferings we will go through here. This should give us all great joy in our daily lives because we will have to face many challenges here, but the scripture reminds us that there will be better days ahead.
What should we do in light of this reality? We will see how those we read about in the scriptures lived as they served the Lord, and this will encourage us to live with hope as we wait.
This sermon is a reminder to all who follow the Lord, that no matter what you go through, as difficult as it may be sometimes, our future is bright. Our lives here may be full of sufferings, but it will not be greater than all the blessings and the glory that our Lord has for us when He returns.
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. — Romans 8: 18 (KJV)