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: 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: 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: What power or impact does a God-focused, Bible-based hope have on a person's life and his interpretation of life? Our text today answers that question. This message is part 4 and the conclusion of our study in Romans 15:13--a prayer for abounding hope.
Synopsis: In this third message from Romans 15:13, from which we are taking our 2021 ministry theme of "Abounding Hope," we answer the questions, "How do we know we can possess hope? Enough hope?" and then "What does hope look like in life?"
Synopsis: The timeless truth God delivered to Zechariah for God's people in that day, is the same truth we need in our day as we engage in the work of the Lord. Tonight in part one we look at the symbolism of this 6th of 10 visions and then the meaning of the vision.
Synopsis: In our first message from this text we looked at the meaning of hope, the need for hope and the source of hope. As we continue unpacking this verse, another question comes to the forefront: How do we obtain this hope? Our text reveals the channel for this hope.
Synopsis: Tonight our pastor shared a PowerPoint presentation that incorporates the new ministry theme for 2021 as it relates to church ministry this year. The new theme was introduced in this morning's message and expanded upon tonight. We take a brief look at the past year, where we are now, where we go from here.
Synopsis: Romans 15:13 can be seen two different ways and it holds a two-fold significance--for born-again believers and those who need to be born-again! Given the uncertainty of our times and of our future as a nation, people are looking for hope and many despair of hope. Thankfully God's Word provides solutions and the hope we need. Today's message is part one as we begin unpacking the truth found in this verse that serves as the basis for our new 2021 ministry theme: "Abounding Hope."
Synopsis: In Philippians 3 we see the heart of a man who didn't get sidetracked in following society's definition of success. In verses 13-14, we find what we need to know and do in order to have a successful new year in 2021.
Synopsis: In Romans 8:31-35, Paul raises seven questions about every influence possible that might obstruct the believer's confident, hope-filled assurance of present preservation and future glory. These challenges, in the form of questions, give rise to three fundamental, hope-filled reasons why in this new year, neither "things present nor things to come" (v. 38b) can prevent any Christian from being "more than conqueror through him that loved us" (v. 37).
Synopsis: This past Friday we celebrated Christ's birth and exchanged Christmas gifts with loved ones. The idea of gift giving brings two thought-provoking questions to mind: 1) Have you ever considered a gift exchange with God? 2) What have you given to God to express your love and gratitude for His gifts to you?
The psalmist seems to be thinking along the same lines with his question in Psalm 116:12. Using the acronym "S.T.O.P.", let's take some time to stop and consider what gift we should give to God in return to His many benefits to us.