This morning we are talking about hope. We are not talking about the world’s version of hope however. There is a major difference between the way a believer and an unbeliever use the word hope. When the world speaks of hope they say something like this, “I hope I win the lottery.” What do they mean.…
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 2,854 views
The passage calls for us to obedience and spiritual purity because God is Holy (pure). In our former lives we were controlled in ignorance by the passions of the flesh (sinful desire). However, because of the grace of Christ we should obey God. This should be accomplished by prepairing ourselves to obey, focusing on the Hope of our future grace (glorification), and by conforming ourselves to God's purity.
Tim Schaaf • Sermon • • 1,546 views
1 Peter 1:3-5 A Living Hope Easter 2007 1. Hopelessness is a Tomb In many regards, a person without hope is a person locked in a tomb. A. Story from Victor Frankl In "Man's Search for Meaning", Viktor Frankl recounts what happened to his friend, a fellow inmate in Auschwitz: "I would like to tell you…
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Hope gives believers confidence and reassurance in this present life, allowing them to lead effective lives for God. It also reassures them of the reality of eternal life, allowing them to face death with confidence.
Jason A. Smith • Sermon • • 630 views
HEBREWS 6:9-20 The Hebrews writer was concerned about the Christians he was writing to. The Hebrew Christians needed encouragement to persevere through the trials they were undergoing. He writes to them, reminding them of the great God that they follow and the hope that they have. He here warns them…
Steve Caswell • Sermon • • 443 views
1 Peter 1:3-9 Stephen Caswell © 2000 Hope, Taking The Hand Of God Many years ago, King George VI of England addressed the British commonwealth on New Year's Eve at a moment in history when the whole world stood on the brink of uncertainty. Despondency and uncertainty filled the air. The king's own body…
The Struggle is Real
ME Have you ever gotten the news you needed to hear after a deadline? I wish I had found the book of 1 Peter sooner in my life. You see it would have been helpful to me early on. You see I grew up in church, but quickly found it to be irrelevant to my life. I didn’t see how Jesus made a difference in…
Today is sermon 2 from our Believe series - after this we’ll have 28 more to go! The topic this week is God is personal . Of the 4,200 religions in the world, the Judeo-Christian faith is largely unique in the fact that God reveals Himself, God is knowable, He’s near, He’s active in our lives and He…
Rick Balmer • Sermon • • 154 views
2 Corinthians 7:10 (KJV) For Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. Why do people choose life and some choose death? Many times it is how we perceive things. Or how our past has shaped our lives. We tend to let those we are around…
Peter McCreary • Sermon • • 146 views
· It seems as I get older, my convictions on some things become more obvious to me. · Why do we need days like this one? · Why do we need someone or some calendar date to inform me to do what I should be doing on a regular basis? · Why are we insensitive to others? · Every holiday, holy day and pseudo…
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt our world, how will the church respond? Will we be able to, as Martin Luther King once said, "accept finite disappointment, but never loose infinite hope?" This week we will look at a few passages that root us in the true reality of our hope. 1 Peter 1:3-9, Psalm 121, Exodus and Hebrews 6:19. Please engage in the discussion on our social media or email at email@example.com. Music & Production: Michael Hughes Watson
In 1997 the journal of the American Heart Association reported on some remarkable research. According to the Chicago Tribune, Susan Everson of the Human Population Laboratory of the Public Health Institute in Berkeley, California, found that people who experienced high levels of despair had a 20 percent…
Hope gives believers confidence and reassurance in this present life, allowing them to lead effective lives for God. It also reassures them of the reality of eternal life, allowing them to face difficulties with confidence.