Can I get an Amen? He is so, so, good to not just us, but to all people, who believe. Even to those, who do not call him by name, our God shows tremendous grace and mercy. He waits patiently, that all might believe.

May we wait patiently, on you, O Lord. May we not look at what we don’t have yet, but see the blessings and grace, we have already received. May we look forward, to so much more, when we receive our final crowns. Our Hope is in you, Lord. The one who has rescued us from destruction, through Jesus!

Happy Birthday, America. May God Bless America. May we move away from our worldly ways, and move back to our fundamental values, of our Christian Faith. Jesus is the one by faith in him, that can turn this country from despair, to hope again. Celebrate with Hope today.

Therefore. The result or consequence of the truth just taught. Normally it marks the conclusion of the verses immediately preceding it. ( See notes below from MacArthur study Bible)

But here it introduces the staggering results of Paul’s teaching in the first 7 chapters: that justification is by faith alone on the basis of God’s overwhelming grace.

no condemnation.

Occurring only 3 times in the NT, all in Romans (cf. 5:16, 18), “condemnation” is used exclusively in judicial settings as the opposite of justification. It refers to a verdict of guilty and the penalty that verdict demands. No sin a believer can commit—past, present, or future—can be held against him, since the penalty was paid by Christ and righteousness was imputed to the believer. And no sin will ever reverse this divine legal decision (see note on v. 33). those … in Christ Jesus. I.e., every true Christian; to be in Christ means to be united with Him (see notes on 6:2, 11; cf. 6:1–11; 1Co 12:13, 27; 15:22).

Where do you put your Hope & Faith? See note below

Our message of hope, is not in a nation, built by humans and a world system. It is built on the Creator of Heaven and Earth. Our Hope is in the one true God, who promised a savior who would save us from ourselves. It is Jesus of Nazareth, who has come for all who believe. One day……He will return, and restore this world, to its proper place, and Every knee will bow, and Every tongue confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Jesus was the one and only perfect sacrifice, that was acceptable to God for all of humanity, that was promised when Adam and Ever were banished from the Garden. He was the snake crusher, who would also be crushed. He would rise from that crushing blow, that would offer life eternal, to all who live by faith in him only.

It is the gift of life for those who believe, but for those who don’t, it is foolishness, but also carry’s the weight of eternal judgement. God does not any to perish, but to receive the free gift of life. This does not mean, that there was not a tremendous price to pay, for our wayward hearts!

Our Hope is in you Lord, for the security in knowing, that even though we live in a world that is passing away, you have a place ready for us that will NEVER fade away.

Actions speak louder than words. Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only who delude themselves.