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2 Romans 5:1-5 (NIV) 1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we [ rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
3 1. Suffering produces perseverance. The word Paul used for suffering is ___________________. “thlipsis”
4 2. Perseverance produces character. The word Paul used for perseverance is ___________________. “hypomone”
5 3. Perseverance produces hope. The word Paul used for character is ___________________. “dokime”
6 Hope means……. Webster Unabridged Dictionary: A desire for some good, accompanied with at least a slight expectation of obtaining it. To want something very much. Biblical Definition: Attitude of confidently looking forward to what is good and beneficial. An expectation that good will occur. A trust that good will occur.
7 Faith at Home / Small Group Sermon Response This week, ask yourself or each other: Am I the type of person who is so connected with God, that I am optimistic bout my future no matter what storms are hitting me? Am I a person who chooses hope in the midst of sufferings? Am I confident that something good and beneficial will occur?
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