Pillars of Hope-Pt1

 

HOPE MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

The 5 PILLARS OF HOPE – Part 1

Pastor Mike Prah

September 3, 2017

 

 “Even a tree has more hope! If it is cut down, it will sprout again and grow new branches.” Job 14:7, (NLT)

 

“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and GOOD HOPE” 2 Thessalonians 2:16 (NIV)

 

      “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”   Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

 

“O God, You are the HOPE of everyone … You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance ” Psalm 65:5,11 (NLT)

 

REASONS FOR HOPE – 1st Peter

WE CAN HAVE DEEP-ROOTED HOPE, BECAUSE:

 

  1. GOD HAS CHOSEN YOU FOR A DIVINE PURPOSE

“You were chosen according to the purpose of God the Father and were made a holy people by His Spirit to obey Jesus Christ and be purified by His blood” 1 Peter 1:2 (GN)

 

 

  1. GOD ALWAYS TREATS ME WITH MERCY!

      “All honor to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; for it is his boundless mercy that God has given us the privilege of being born again … Now we live in the hope of eternal life ”            1 Peter 1:3a (LB)

 

 

  1. GOD’S POWER WILL PROTECT ME

      “And God, in his mighty power, will protect you until you receive this salvation, because you are trusting him.”  1 Peter 1:5 (NLT)

 

‘Those who trust in the LORD are as secure as Mount Zion; they will not be defeated but will endure forever” Psalm 125:1 (NLT)

 

“Surrender your heart to God, turn to Him in prayer, and give up your sins— even those you do in secret.. Then you won’t be ashamed; you will be confident and fearless. Your troubles will go away like water beneath a bridge, and your darkest night  will be brighter than noon. You will rest safe and secure, filled with hope and emptied of worry. You will sleep without fear and be greatly respected. (Job 11:13-19, CEV)