WPC Warm Up, May 16, 2016

"And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings because we know..." Rom 5:2b-3 NIV

The only way we get to see the glory of God is by faith. Nothing we can "do" gets us the gift of seeing the glory of God. Nothing! Faith means: trust where we cannot see. If our faith in Jesus Christ is real we hope, we long, for the day when we will see our Savior face to face. It is in this powerful knowledge that we can live and serve God each day with confidence that the love and salvation of God surrounds us whether we live or die. Even on the days when the suffering we feel seems paralyzing, we can keep going knowing that the power of the resurrection transforms our hard times into perseverance, and then deeper character, and then hope. This process of spirit formation into Christ's image is an amazing journey that leads us deeper into the love of God and our love for God. As I reflect upon the overwhelming gift of salvation and the grace that provides for the gift, all I can say is "I am yours; use me for your purpose in this world, Lord Jesus!" I hope you will join me for worship on Sunday for a little bit more on this passage.
Pastor Steve

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Pastors: Rev. Dr. Charles Svendsen, Rev. Dr. Steve Miller
Rev. Jennifer Kates Witten

32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village, California 91361
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