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July 6, 2020  

In Hope We Were Saved. Episode 4 in Seeking the Gift of Hope Series

July 6, 2020

Welcome to the fourth podcast in our series Seeking the Gift of Hope with Fr. Martin Smith. Today’s theme is In Hope We Were Saved, a theme that is summed up in a verse from the 8th chapter of Paul’s letter to the Christian community in Rome. “In hope we were saved.”

It captures the tension that everyone who lives in Christ will experience between the ‘already’ and the ‘not yet’. We were saved once and for all by Gods’ action in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. But our salvation is a work in progress; we are growing into our life in Christ. Furthermore, our salvation is bound to be radically incomplete; it cannot come to maturity until God finally draws everyone into that fulness of life, when as Paul said, “God will be all in all.” (1 Cor. 15:28)

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