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Once there was a man who went to prison, and as he lay in bed on his first night, he heard someone call out, “49”, which was then followed by laughter from all the other prisoners.
Then another prisoner called out, “26”, which was followed by even more laughs.
When the new prisoner asked what was happening, he was told that the inmates have heard every joke so many times that they’ve given each joke a number to make things simpler.
So, the new inmate called out, “23”, but nobody laughed.
When he asked why his joke didn’t get a laugh, they said, “it’s the way you told it.”
Some verses in the Bible are so well known that we just need to say the reference in order to bring to mind the word of comfort and assurance.
The reference “Romans 8:28” is one of them:
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
When it feels like life is spinning out of control, we must remember, “Romans 8:28”.
When we are uncertain about the future, we can tell each other, “Romans 8:28”.
When things happen that are hard to accept, we can assure each other by saying, “Romans 8:28”.
We need to remember that God works in all things for the good of those who love him, and we are right to find great comfort in this assurance.
We never know what is in store for us, but we must always remember that nothing takes God by surprise.
And you can be sure that “Romans 8:28” will be a great source of comfort and assurance, no matter how you tell it.
This Sunday we continue our series on ‘Romans: The Heart of Truth’, with Simon speaking on the topic ‘The spirit of glory’ from Romans chapter 8 verses 26 to 30.
At our 10am Sunday morning service we will be celebrating the baptism of Ashkan and Abigail Myers, and we would love you to join us for this special event.
We will have our weekly question and answer time as usual, and Jodie will be answering these questions:
Our youth group, Refuge, meets at 4pm in the Neighbourhood Centre, and then head over to join us for church. Kids’ Club and Andy’s Club meets at our 5pm evening service for their program, followed by a great dinner together for the whole family.
As always, come along and visit us at 10am or 5pm at 35 Fisher Street Oak Flats, or if you can’t make it in person, jump online at www.oakflats.tv to watch a livestream of our services.
See you at 10am or 5pm this Sunday, God willing!