United Part 12: United in Hope
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!
1)Think of 1 area in your life where you feel hopeless & write it down.
- marriage, 2. parenting, 3. finances, 4. career
2)Christ brings hope to this area! How?
- Remind yourself that Christ is victorious, so much more powerful than anything you face, and there is a certain outcome.
- Commit to pray for this area daily for 1 week.
- Talk to your spouse or a close friend about this area that seems hopeless.