Sermons on Hope

Sermons on Hope

“GOD WITH US SERIES” # 1 When You Are In the Valley

God’s promise ‘I will never leave nor forsake you”  is one promise that we should cling to, specially as we walk through our valleys [ shadow of death / pains of physical ills / pit of failures]. Psalms 23 ….    Yea tho i walk thru the valley of the shadow of death, Thou art with me …..  

GREAT JOY

Great Joy. True joy. Deep joy. What is it? Do you have it? True joy is not fleeting nor momentary. Joy is not affected by circumstance or happenstance. Not inhibited by sorrow nor pain. True joy is constant, it is that inner feeling that is given by God alone. Find out how to attain, how to maintain, how to sustain deep, true God given joy. ” … the joy of the Lord is your strength …. ” Nehemiah 8:10

2018 is Going to Be Great: Obedience Shows Others Who You Love

New Year’s Resolutions may be hard to keep, but pleasing God is one goal that we can all do. Romans 5:8 tells us that we please the Lord simply by being His children, and 1 John 5:1-3 says that we obey God because He is our loving Father. Obedience even enriches our relationship with the Lord and improves our lives, but what else does obedience do? John 14:30-31 tells us that through his obedience to the Father, Jesus revealed to…

The Forgotten Part of the Christmas Story

During Christmas, we often think of the birth of Jesus as the story of a baby in the manger.  But what about the part of the story that we forget? In this message, we are reminded of the importance of Christ’s genealogy (Matthew 1:1-16).  Not only does it contextualize the story of Jesus’ birth, but it also reminds us of God’s grace and inclusive love for all of us as members of His family.
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…