Living under lockdown (2) – God has a beautiful purpose for us in our sufferings

Passage : Romans 8:26-30

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Richard Coekin teaches from Romans 8:26-30 looking at how the scream of our world is a groaning for glory

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Reflection questions:

  • Reflect on harder times in your life or in the lives of others close to you – in what ways can you see that God was using the experience, although painful, for your/their good – how did it help you/them become more like Jesus?
  • How does the certain hope that we shall one day be with Jesus in glory shape our view of our present suffering?
  • How do these truths help us to encourage others who are going through difficult times?

More about the author :

Richard Coekin

Richard is married to Sian and they have five grown-up Children and a dog called Hudson. He is the Senior Pastor of Dundonald Church and CEO of Co-Mission Church planting initiative in London and has a Bible teaching ministry in parliament. He is the author of several books most recently, Ephesians for You, the reluctant Evangelist, Faith for Life and has a Bible Ministry in Parliament. He is passionate about Jesus Christ, rugby, ski-ing, and the moment when Julia Roberts says “indefinitely” in the film Notting Hill (in that order).

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