A Gift of Living Hope
Bulletin: April 27, 2014
- Praise: Joy Unspeakable (lyrics, melody and background, video, Gaithers, meditation)
- In Christ Alone (lyrics & melody, video – Townsend, video – Getty, Newsboys, acapela, background 1, 2, 3)
- Preparation: I Believe in a Hill Called Calvary (lyrics, video, Gaithers, commentary)
- Response: Because He lives (lyrics, melody, video, Gaithers, contemporary, authors, background, meditation)
Rev. John Nelson
In the Apostle Peter’s letter (I Peter) you discover that the main theme IS hope. What kind of hope is it that Peter refers to? It is a GIFT of living and glorious HOPE! The hope that Peter talks about is Christian Hope.
Is HOPE lacking in your life? Do you feel your life is a hopeless mess? If hope is lacking in your life, where do you think you might find it? Do you have any possibility of discovering hope’s source and making “it” an important part of your life?
How many times in your life have you expressed any of the above, or heard someone else express such comments? Where does one find HOPE? Is there some fountain of hope unknown to you?
Most important question to ask yourself, “What reason is there to hope?
“Christ is the only One, the ultimate Source…the true Fountain…. who offers us this HOPE. This hope that He offers is incorruptable and undefiled. This Living Hope will never fade away. One writer has said, “The hope produced by the resurrection is a living and active reality; it produces the life of hope in which the eternal power of God is at work.”
This hope finds its anchor in Jesus Christ who is alive with us even now. Is this hope contingent upon our human wishes? Or is it contingent upon the wimps of the world? No and a definite no! The living and glorious HOPE is built on the solid foundation of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Why is this GIFT….this living and glorious hope so important for us?
You are invited to First Baptist Church Regina on Sunday April 27th 11:00 a.m. to discover how you can acquire this Hope. Filling your life with this HOPE will open doors revealing the best of your life’s journey yet to be realized come!