Hope For The Nations


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The whole world is looking for hope.. Jesus is that only hope

Sermon, 03-29-09

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Hope For The Nations

  1. 1. Hope For The Nations
  2. 2. Where is hope for the world?
  3. 3. The World is falling apart <ul><li>The Federal Reserve is printing Trillions of Dollars </li></ul><ul><li>The economy of the world is in trouble </li></ul><ul><li>China and Russia have proposed a one world currency to replace the dollar. </li></ul><ul><li>N. Korea is threatening a nuclear program. </li></ul><ul><li>The US Government is taking over Private businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>People in the US are leaving their faith in droves. </li></ul><ul><li>More troops are being deployed to Afghanistan. </li></ul>
  4. 4. People want answers! <ul><li>People are angry at AIG </li></ul><ul><li>People are angry at congress for allowing this mess </li></ul><ul><li>People are worried about their jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>People are worried about their retirement funds. </li></ul><ul><li>People are asking questions, and not liking what they find! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where is the hope for the world? <ul><li>Let’s open up our Bibles and see if we can find hope… </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 12:21 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Matthew 12:21 (21) And in his name shall the Gentiles trust. <ul><li>Matthew 12:21 NIV “In his name the nations will put their hope.” </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s name? </li></ul><ul><li>JESUS!!! </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>“… in his name shall the Gentiles trust.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. How much trust do you put in Jesus’ name? <ul><li>’ Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, And to take Him at His Word; Just to rest upon His promise, And to know, “Thus says the Lord!” </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him! How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! O for grace to trust Him more! </li></ul><ul><li>In what areas should you trust Jesus? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Do you trust him for your salvation? <ul><li>John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Believe with your heart… <ul><li>Romans 10:9-10 </li></ul><ul><li>(9) That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. </li></ul><ul><li>(10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Do you trust him for your daily needs <ul><li>Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>By who? What’s that name? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Matthew 6:31-34 <ul><li>(31) Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? </li></ul><ul><li>(32) (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. </li></ul><ul><li>(33) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. </li></ul><ul><li>(34) Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Do you trust him for the answers to your daily problems <ul><li>1 Peter 5:6-7 </li></ul><ul><li>(6) Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: </li></ul><ul><li>(7) Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Do you trust him for the answers to those around you <ul><li>Matthew 11:28-30 </li></ul><ul><li>(28) Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. </li></ul><ul><li>(29) Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. </li></ul><ul><li>(30) For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light. </li></ul>
  15. 15. How will the Gentiles (Nations) know there is hope in his name? <ul><li>WE have to tell them… </li></ul><ul><li>WE know the truth… </li></ul><ul><li>WE have to be willing to share the truth… </li></ul><ul><li>WE have to start speaking up! </li></ul>
  16. 16. Speak UP! <ul><li>“But I don’t want to get involved” </li></ul><ul><li>“I’m too busy in my life” </li></ul><ul><li>“I have to worry about my family” </li></ul><ul><li>“That’s not me” </li></ul><ul><li>How’s the world going to know about Jesus unless we tell them? </li></ul>
  17. 17. What is better than telling them? <ul><li>Showing them! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Hope and Trust are what we need in this world? <ul><li>But many are trusting the wrong things </li></ul><ul><li>Fame </li></ul><ul><li>Wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>The horoscope </li></ul><ul><li>Psychics </li></ul><ul><li>Themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul>
  19. 19. People need to understand that Trusting in Christ is the only way to true hope. <ul><li>sooo… I have an assignment for you. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Go out and do something to honor Jesus this week. <ul><li>Do something “IN HIS NAME” </li></ul><ul><li>Give a dollar to a child. </li></ul><ul><li>Hold a door open and smile. </li></ul><ul><li>Go visit someone. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>Pay for someone’s meal. </li></ul><ul><li>Bow your head in a restaurant. </li></ul><ul><li>If you see a need, meet it. </li></ul><ul><li>But don’t do it without giving Jesus the credit for it.. </li></ul>
  21. 21. This way the world around you will know that…. <ul><li>In his name the nations can put their trust! </li></ul>