22 Nov 2020 Sunday Morning Service
55:9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
55:10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
55:11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
55:12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
55:13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD’S renown, for an everlasting sign, which will not be destroyed.”
5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
5:2 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.
5:3 Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
5:4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.
5:5 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.