The God of Hope

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Lesson by Mike Smith How can you focus on God? Remember what the God of Hope... that is Jehovah teaches us! Learn what the Creator should mean to us concerning hope.

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The God of Hope

  1. 1. Introduction: • Learning about the God of Hope can help us to find refuge through tough times and joy through every day. • We must learn the numerous good character that needs to be attached to our living hope in our Savior Jesus Christ.
  2. 2. Our Hope Must Be In the LORD! • We learn through Christ that our faith and hope should be in God! 1 Peter 1:21 • The Psalmist reveals our need to hope in God. Ps. 31:24; 38:15 »Jesus Christ himself is our hope. 1 Timothy 1:1 »Without God we are hopeless. Ephesians 2:12-13 »The Spirit gives us hope. Rom.15:13
  3. 3. We Can Hope In God’s Mercy • God is the father of mercies! 2 Cor. 1:3 • He will be with us if we fear Him and hope in His mercy. Psalm 33:18 • We shall praise Him and hope in His merciful and continued help. Psalm 42:5,11
  4. 4. The Hope of Our Refuge! • Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Cf. Jer. 17:17 • He is our security… Psalm 71:5; Jer. 17:7 • We hope in Him for our life. Psalm 119:116
  5. 5. The Hope of Our Redemption • Jesus is our hope of redemption. 1 Cor. 1:30 • The Lord is this hope of our redemption. Psalm 130:7 • Jesus is the hope of Israel. Jeremiah 14:8; Acts 28:20 –For this salvation we must wait patiently! Lamentations 3:21-26
  6. 6. Through God Our Hope We Have: • Happiness… Psalm 146:5; Prov. 10:28 • Rejoicing… Romans 12:12 • Growth in spiritual maturity… Romans 5:2-5 • Hope in His word… Psalm 119:81 • Help to remember and obey… Psalm 78:7 • His promise, the hope of eternal life… Tit.1:2
  7. 7. Where Is Your Hope? • The God of hope wants to bless you with these great things! • Come and receive them today in Christ! • Hear and believe the gospel… Rom. 10:17 –Repent of sin… Acts 2:38 • Confess Christ… Mt. 10:32 –Be baptized into Christ… Gal. 3:27; Eph. 1:3 –Then, Be faithful… Rev. 2:10

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