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  • 1. REASON FOR HOPE Bridges Class 11/ 13 24/
  • 2. Opening Question W hich of your strengths can easily become your weaknesses? Elijah prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord. Take my life.” (1 Kings 19:4)
  • 3. 1 Peter 3:15 Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
  • 4. REASON • Rebel In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit. (Judges 21:25)
  • 5. REASON • Engineer Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much. (Job 38:4)
  • 6. REASON • Atheist Only fools say in their hearts, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their actions are evil. (Psalm 53:1)
  • 7. REASON • Scribe See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand! (Gal 6:11)
  • 8. REASON • Oddball They admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. (Heb 11:13)
  • 9. REASON • Nerd The Bereans were more noble. They examined the scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. (Acts 17:11)
  • 10. Halftime Question W hich of your weaknesses can be used as a strength? Samson took a fresh jawbone of a donkey, and killed a thousand men with it. (1 Kings 19:4)
  • 11. HOPE • Holy Spirit No one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. (John 3:3)
  • 12. HOPE • Overhaul If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new is here. (2 Cor 5:7)
  • 13. HOPE • Purpose Who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this? (Esther 4:14)
  • 14. HOPE • Evangelism I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. (1 Cor 9:22)
  • 15. REASON for HOPE • • • • • • Rebel Engineer Atheist Scribe Oddball Nerd • • • • Holy Spirit Overhaul Purpose Evangelism But what about you? Who do you say I am? (Matt 16:15)
  • 16. Closing Question W hich best defines you – your strengths or your weaknesses? My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. (2 Cor 12:9)
  • 17. Dave Mattingly • • • • • • 502-608-0420 da ve @bla ckwyrm.com fb.me /da ve .ma ttingly.3 linke din.com/in/bla ckwyrm @bla ckwyrm gplus .to/bla ckwyrm Seek, and ye shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. (Matt 7:7)