Evening Celebration sermon: Our Hope: The Glory of God! (Romans 5:1-5)
Romans 5 is a passage that fills us with hope. Paul says that because we have been justified (declared righteous) by God through Jesus, we have peace with our Creator, and now stand every day in his grace. Present peace fills us with the hope of future glory, a hope sustained even through suffering. Our suffering today cannot dilute our hope because suffering produces the kind of character that will bring praise to God on the final day. Let this great passage thrill your heart, and increase your excitement for the world to come!