Forgiveness may be one of the most wonderful in the Bible for a number of reasons and our text offers it to us. It offers a ray of hope. But before we can experience the confidence of that hope, there is a confession that needs to be made.
Synopsis: Ever wonder why some born-again believers never seem to change much? Why don't decisions made for the Lord ever stick? Tonight's text answers those questions. In Part 1 of 2, we look at the pathway for biblical change.
Synopsis: When we encounter those feelings of discouragement and struggle with feelings of hopelessness, what should we do? Jeremiah found himself in a very difficult time of life and struggled with hopelessness. In Lamentations 3, he testifies of his journey from hopelessness to hope. If we can identify with him at the beginning of that journey, then there is hope for us that we can end up with the hope he had.
Synopsis: Last Sunday night we looked at this text searching for the answer to the question, “Why don’t decisions we make for the Lord stick?” or to say it another way, “How do I change to be more like the Lord?” We noted that the Bible reveals three important truths that help us in answering those questions.
Tonight we dive into this matter more deeply and note two things to be on guard against and three things we need to do.
Synopsis: Forgiveness may be one of the most wonderful in the Bible for a number of reasons and our text offers it to us. It offers a ray of hope. But before we can experience the confidence of that hope, there is a confession that needs to be made.
Synopsis: Tonight's text is one that most commonly thought of on special occasions like today - Valentine's Day. It is often referred to as being part "the Love chapter." But I want us to take a closer look at the famous text with two goals in mind: 1) Obtain a deeper appreciation for God's character trait of love and the expression of that love, 2) Thereby better imitate our Father in the expression of that love.
Synopsis: How can we be assured that God wants to guide us and will guide us, even when it doesn't appear that He is blessing us? Or when we are going through some particularly challenging, difficult time?
We can enjoy the same basis for the same hope that God offered Judah - despite the circumstances we are dealing with today and the challenges we encounter to our faith. In Jeremiah 29:11, we find the foundation of our hope for God's personal guidance. This message is part 1 of 2.
Synopsis: In part 2 of a message from Jeremiah 29:11, we focus on the last few words of this verse--"an expected end." Literally, the figure of speech being used here carries the idea of "a hopeful future" or a "hope-filled future." There are three arenas in which we know God's purpose for our lives and what that hope-filled future looks like.
Synopsis: Our text today contains three encouraging truths about God, His Work and about ourselves that together, deliver the confident expectation, the hope of God's work in us. He doesn't give up on us and we are not fighting a losing battle when it comes to living as God desires!