Our Present Sufferings
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Our Present Sufferings

From Series: Life in the Spirit

Romans 8:18-21  (ID: 2762)

Everyone faces suffering. In fact, the Bible teaches that all of fallen Creation is suffering in the present age. Alistair Begg therefore reminds us of the need to interpret our experience in the light of God’s revelation. Suffering and glory are interwoven into the purposes of God. When we understand this, we are able to show the world how to experience sorrow and difficulty in light of a relationship with the living and exalted Christ.


Future Glory

18For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.