Theme: Living in light of the holiness and hope of God.
A Light in the Darkness (Part 3): A Light That Brings Hope Micah 5:1-5a Key Idea: God allows and uses our humiliation so we might be prepared to hope in Him. I. Setting the Stage: Humiliation (vv.1-2a) II. Seeing the Savior: Hope (vv.2b-5a)
Three Truths to Remember: 1.) Find your hope in God (Romans 8:28) 2.) Remember that God is loving (Lamentations 3:22 and Romans 5:3-5) 3.) Trust that God is enough (Lamentations 3:24) Prayer Focuses: – Pray that God would help you grow in thankfulness and joy, no matter the season – Pray that you would grow […]
“So when the stay-at-home order begins to lift and you get to fill your calendar with events and get togethers. Be excited and savor those events, don’t take them for granted, but don’t stop there. Let your earthly joy propel your heart to the eternal joy that waits for us in heaven. The reason why […]
“How much time are you spending on God’s Word each day? One encouragement would be to spend more time with the Lord, to think about His character and what He’s given us in Christ. Let’s hold fast to the gospel and not only preach it to ourselves, but truly meditate on what it means for […]
“The antidote to worldly hopes that competes and seeks to distract our hearts from Christ – is to focus on Him more. That our thoughts and minds would preeminently think about Christ. To reflect on who Christ is and who you are as recipients of His saving grace. To do this with greater intensity and […]
Key Idea: We can live with faith through suffering and hardship because of who we are and what we have in Christ.
Key Idea: Let Christmas encourage your hope by reminding you of the relentless faithfulness of God. Two reasons Christmas encourages when we have a hope deferred: Christmas demonstrates God will always be faithful. Christmas demonstrates God’s plan is always best.
Key Idea: Three ways the Christmas story provides real hope Hope for outsiders cultural outsiders social outsiders Hope for sinners Hope for sufferers The faithfulness of God’s plan The fullness of God’s plan