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United Part 12: United in Hope

January 13, 2013 Pastor: Jonathan Seabourn Series: United

Topic: Romans Scripture: Romans 5:12–5:21

Part 12 - Romans 5:12-21
UNITED IN HOPE 

Pastor Jonathan Seabourn - January 13, 2013

HOPE ROOTED IN CHRIST IS LIFE-GIVING!!

Definition of hope: “to look forward to something with desire and reasonable confidence”

  • 1)Hope rooted in Christ is LIFE-giving!

Christ is our “reasonable confidence”...

1)...that is more certain than death
2)...that removes fear & uncertainty

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6 ESV)

  • 2)What if I am still exploring who Jesus is?

1)First time facing the reality of the certainty of death...but that there is HOPE for LIFE
through Jesus Christ!

  • 3)Parting Challenge

1)Think of 1 area in your life where you feel hopeless & write it down.

  1. marriage, 2. parenting, 3. finances, 4. career

2)Christ brings hope to this area! How?

  1. Remind yourself that Christ is victorious, so much more powerful than anything you face, and there is a certain outcome.
  2. Commit to pray for this area daily for 1 week.
  3. Talk to your spouse or a close friend about this area that seems hopeless.