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Sermons on “Hope”

Teach Us to Pray

Why does it often seem like a struggle to pray? When we bow our heads before the Lord, we find ourselves so easily distracted. Life gets so busy, we allow days, maybe weeks, to pass without drawing near to our Savior. At times, our words feel so empty or repetitive. We long for a deeper prayer life, but were do we start? In the Gospel of Luke, the disciples made a request that resonates with us: “Teach us to pray.” He gives us a model that can guide us as we approach our Father in prayer.

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Messiah the King

Israel’s prophets anticipated the coming of Messiah, who would bring God’s salvation to this fallen world. Daniel’s dream looked ahead to a glorious king who will one day overthrow the kingdoms of this earth to establish the kingdom of God forever.

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Dry Bones

Can dry bones come back to life? This was the question posed to the prophet Ezekiel. In his vision, he witnessed a miracle, but his message gives hope when we feel dry and empty, the Spirit of God can breathe new life into our being through the gospel.

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The Fall (Genesis 3)

Have you ever wondered why there is so much evil and heartache in this world? In our journey through the Bible, we’ve seen how God created the universe, and it was good in every possible way. He even placed the first humans in a garden paradise to share in his rule and reflect his image on the earth. So what went wrong? These verses help us understand the problem, and provide a glimpse into God’s solution.

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The Prophet Who Got A Second Chance

The book of Jonah teaches us that a day of judgment is coming. Human beings are accountable to God for the way we spend our lives, on this earth. For the people of Nineveh, their day of reckoning had come. The prophet announced a message of doom, in 40 days the great city would be destroyed. But God is not only just, He is also willing to forgive. Jonah’s warning urges people in every age not to wait until it is too late to cry out to the Lord in repentance in faith.

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The Prophet Who Sank

Sometimes, in the course of our lives, we finding ourselves sinking into despair. It could be that we are facing problems greater than we can handle on our own, and there doesn’t appear to be a solution. Jonah literally found himself plunging to the depths of the sea, but in that time of need he cried out in prayer, from the belly of the great fish. His situation seemed impossible, but he praised God for His salvation. There is much we can learn from Jonah’s prayer.

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An Unlikely Sanctuary

When good things happen in life, our natural response is to rejoice. We praise God, and thank Him for the blessings He has shown. But what about in times of adversity or sorrow, when the world is falling apart and our heart is breaking? Is it possible to sing songs of praise in those times of darkness? Scripture shows us that God is worthy of our praise all the time, and worship has a way of changing our perspective.

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Do Not Trust In Princes

It is easy to get caught up in the political frenzy, especially during an election season. There are so many problems in our world we become desperate for someone who can offer real solutions. We wonder: “Isn’t there someone who can set things right or give us hope for a better future?” What we often forget is that no earthly leader can fix what is broken in the world. It doesn’t matter how noble their intentions might be. The solution we seek can only be found in God.

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Half Empty or Half Full?

It is so easy for us to become overwhelmed by all of the negative things going on in the world today. And all of us go through difficult circumstances in the course of our lives that might discourage us. But God doesn’t want His people to preoccupied with the negative, He wants us to keep our eyes fixed on Him

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