Message Follow Up | Hope: Part 3 – Hope Will Be . . .

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by Matt Dawson

“May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.”

Psalm 33:22

This is one of my “go to” verses.  I love it because it highlights the unfailing love of God AND our choice to place our Hope in Him.

As Christians, we should be marked by the choices we make, especially our choices about where we place our Hope (our confidence, trust, source).  When people ask us “how can you have hope in such a hopelessly broken world” or “how can you retain hope when that broken world brings trouble right to your doorstep?” 

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Weekend Preview | Hope: Part 3 – Hope WIll Be

By Chris Denning

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These past few weeks we’ve been talking about the hope that is Jesus.  The hope that was foretold hundreds of years before His birth.  The hope that we can experience right now, in our current circumstances.

But what about tomorrow?  What about in the days to come?  Will hope be?

In short: Absolutely.

The truth is that Jesus is the same hope yesterday, today and forevermore (Hebrews 13:8).  Forevermore.  That truth is not conditional, meaning no matter what happens, no matter what comes, Jesus will ALWAYS be hope.

What if we’re in a tough situation, or walking through a really nasty valley currently?

What’s down the road for us?

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Message Follow Up | Hope: Part 2 – Hope Is. . .

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Hope Is . . . in MY Jesus.

Believe it or not – the word “my” above is not a positive one of personalization and appreciation.  When I say that my Hope is in MY Jesus, I’m referring to the Jesus I want him to be for me.  The one that I craft in my head; the one that looks more like a genie in a Bible than the Creator of the Universe.

We all have a tendency to write a new gospel in our hearts called “the gospel of Steve, or the gospel of Sarah”.  This is OUR ACCOUNT of who and what we think of Jesus, His mission on earth, and what we feel & think He should be doing for us in our lives.  At the end of the day – OUR HOPE IS IN (MY VERSION OF) JESUS.

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Weekend Preview | Hope: Part 2 – Hope Is

By Chris Denning

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Hope is one thing that every person on Earth wants.  I doubt there is anyone who’s ever lived who didn’t desire hope.

Hope for love.

Hope for their family.

Hope for their career.

Hope for the world.

Hope for their life.

Hope is something or someone to have confidence in/on.  Hope is a solution to trust in.  Hope is a source that sustains us.

Simply put, what we place our hope in will define our lives.

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Weekend Preview | Hope.: Part 1 – Hope was…

By Chris Denning

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I don’t know about you, but if I’m real quiet and close my eyes, I can almost smell the spruce tree, nutmeg & peppermint mochas.  That means one thing: IT’S ALMOST CHRISTMAS!!! (21 days to be exact.)

When I think about Christmas and what it’s really all about, one word comes to mind: Hope. Christmas is a time where we celebrate the hope that came when Jesus was born. We find hope in many places, but only Jesus provides real, lasting, and life-changing hope.

In our new series Hope., we’re going to be taking a look at how Jesus has ALWAYS been hope, is our hope today, and will be the hope of the world for all of time!

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