CHRIST IN YOU IS THE SOURCE OF HOPE

A YEAR OF HOPE

“Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of hope. Even today I declare That I will restore double to you.” Zechariah 9:12 NKJV

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have,” 1 Peter 3:15 NIV

 

Hope - An optimistic attitude of the mind; It's based on an expectation of positive outcomes

 

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 NKJV

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”  Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

 

Hopeless - Having no expectations of good or success; Living without remedy or cure

 

“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.”     Psalms 27:13 NKJV

“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Proverbs 29:18 KJV

 

CHRIST IN YOU IS THE SOURCE OF YOUR HOPE

“… Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27a NIV

“ In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope….”.  1 Peter 1:3 NIV

 

BUILDING MOMENTUM FOR A YEAR OF HOW

“but 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

 

FIVE BENEFITS OF A DEVOTIONAL LIFE

1)    OUR LIVES OVERFLOW WITH JOY AND PEACE

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”   Romans 15:13 NIV

2)    HOPE DOES NOT PUT US TO SHAME

And hope does not put us to shame, because Godʼs love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Romans 5:5 NIV

3)    HOPE BECOMES OUR CHARACTER

“…we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:3-4 NIV

Who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, ... And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.” Romans 4:18-21 NKJV

4)    HOPE GIVES US BOLDNESS  

“Therefore, since we have such a hope, we behave with great boldness,” 2 Corinthians 3:12 NET

“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.” Psalm 31:24 NIV

5)    HOPE BECOMES OUR PROTECTION

“You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.” Psalm 119:114 NIV

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV

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