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“Hope of the Glory of God”: Some Brief Thoughts on Romans 5:2

“Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:2) What is the “glory of God”? The “glory of God” refers to … Continue reading

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Do You See Clearly?

“2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, … Continue reading

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Hope in Suffering

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” (Romans 8:18) Back in college, at Northern Michigan University, I remember a dear friend, Morgan. She … Continue reading

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All By Myself

“Dad, I went potty, all by myself!” Those are the words of my three-year-old and youngest son as he walked out from the bathroom at our house. He was thrilled that he was just like his big brothers in terms … Continue reading

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Inexpressible Joy

“Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.” (1 Peter 1:8) I was asked last Sunday morning … Continue reading

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This Love…Proclaimed

We recently started a new sermon series at Gateway, and it’s called, “This Love.” In this series, we will be exploring love in the letters of 1-3 John. It is a series about the one and only, true, lasting, pure … Continue reading

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What Is Real & True?

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.” (1 John 1:1, NIV) Have you … Continue reading

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