Get Hope for Christmas

Get Hope for Christmas

Get Hope for Christmas

Get Hope for Christmas, Part 3

God brings hope. Apart from God, it is reasonable to feel hopeless. You can put your hope in something other than God (money, success, job, talent, looks), but those things are not reliable. They don’t satisfy. They are not reasonable. They are not all bad, but they are not sufficient.  But with God, it is reasonable to be hopeful even when things look bad. When God speaks, the hopeless have hope. People respond. God expects  a response.  Faith is the…
Get Hope for Christmas

Get Hope for Christmas, Part 2

I. Jesus came to give us hope. 1 Peter 1:20-21 states that Jesus “was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.” God had the plan for Jesus and he also has a plan for our life. To reassure his followers, Jesus said “Are not two sparrows…
Get Hope for Christmas

Get Hope for Christmas, Part 1

We all need hope. Hope is the confident expectation that a thing desired will be obtained sometime in the future. God’s people have always been a people of hope. Hope is faith directed toward the future. Faith is our confidence in God and looks forward in hope. Even though we need hope, it has always been in short supply. We live in a messed up world. We hope in the wrong things, including people, money, luck, and even ourselves. Psalm…