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The Power of Hope

I Corinthians 15

  1. What are you hoping for?
  • We are all hopers
  • We are facing a hope shortage
  1. What are you hoping in?
  • Hope is what anchors the soul and holds you in the storm. Hope is what keeps you going when you’ve lost what you were hoping for. (Hebrews 6:19)

III. Why you can put your hope in the Gospel

  1. It’s historical (it’s true)
  • The resurrection then means you can put your ultimate hope in God.
  • We are part of the “third day” story
  1. It’s what the Gospel offers
  • The problem with the human race is that we’re still us
  • The hope of the Gospel is that it offers grace, forgiveness, salvation and eternal life.

What will you hope IN?

  • You can live for what is temporal…or you can live for God, what is eternal.
  • On what will you take your stand?

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –
By Emily Dickinson

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