In these most unusual days of the pandemic we hear many people saying things like, “It will end-it will pass”. Yes, it will in time, but the universality of suffering, sickness and death will continue in some form or other for us all. What sure and abiding comfort may we find then in time and for eternity? We can accept or be willing to explore what God says in His word, for instance, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God-Romans 8:18ff
In over 200 New Testament texts the Bible clearly reveals that we can know in time and eternity the glorious freedom of being sons and daughters of God by being, IN Christ Jesus.” Millions across the world already know with assurance this reality, as many folks do at Ridgeway Community Church. Do you? The message today addresses this theme as we consider the claims of being IN Christ Jesus, claims that if you accept them by God’s grace enable you to become eternally a safe and secure member of God’s family in time and for eternity.