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Romans 15:4: Hope and the Scriptures

Introduction: The Puritans had a saying, ‘hope is the mother and daughter of patience.’  When we have hope, the knowledge of the certainty of the inheritance God has laid up for us, this gives birth to the daughter of patience, we can push through the difficulties because we know our sufferings are temporary and they must inevitably give way to glory.  But Patience is sometimes the mother as well.  Rom. 5:3-4, ‘More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.’  It is this second type of hope,...

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