Faithfulness – Day 5

Move to the Center Radio Program
Host: Bart Wilkins
Guest: Jen Wilkins

Selfie – #significant: Children of the King

Romans 8:15-25
I watch a lot of British mystery shows.  One of the things that always strikes me is the dichotomy portrayed between the upper class and everyone else.  The upper-class walk about as if they are the only ones that matter, they are significant.  The maid of course meekly walks about the lord’s mansion in quiet deference to the master since she is not significant, she will always be a servant.  Sometimes in the show some lord or lady is caught doing something wrong yet they believe so strongly in their significance that they don’t feel they did anything wrong and are always shocked that the police would dare arrest them.

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Selfie – #significant: Royalty

Romans 8:15-25
If you see a guy like me on the street you wouldn’t think anything special.  You probably wouldn’t even notice me.  I didn’t think I was anything special either.  I’ve never been tall or muscular.  When I was in school I never played on the football or basketball team and I spent much of my life assuming I was just not very important.  I was just a basic human being – nothing special.  My family wasn’t rich and we didn’t have much so you can imagine why I always figured that was just supposed to settle for an ordinary life.

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Selfie – #significant: Hope

Romans 8:15-25
‘For in hope we have been saved…’ (8:24).  Essentially, Paul is telling us that we are in the middle of a mess, a corrupted creation and find ourselves living in bodies that are dead, dead, dead.  Yet, while the here and now have importance, the focus of creation is on the future, groaning now in the suffering of the pains of childbirth, but looking forward to the revealing of the sons of God (8:18,19).  In the same way as we ourselves, having the ‘first fruits of the Spirit’, groan in the present age, we look forward to the redemption of our bodies.

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