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  • Hope That Lives

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Dec 18, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Believers have a living hope because the death and resurrection of Jesus guarantees their salvation.

    Title: Hope That Lives Text: 1 Peter 1:3-13, 18-21 Truth: Believers have a living hope because the death and resurrection of Jesus guarantees their salvation. Aim: to give people hope based on the certainties of salvation. INTRODUCTION Hope is central to our lives. Our life is filled with more

  • "Hope For The Living Dead"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Mar 12, 2002
    based on 135 ratings

    Christ raises both the physically dead and the spiritually dead.

    Ezekiel 37:1-14 “Hope For The Living Dead” By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA In our Scripture lesson for this morning Ezekiel finds himself in a valley that is covered with nothing but dry bones. Sure looks like a hopeless situation to more

  • Fruitfulness In The Midst Of Great Pressure Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Oct 30, 2013

    How do we have a fruitful life - one filled with joy amidst the pressures of this age? These five psalms of assent give us clues as to how God blesses in the midst of pressure.

    Last time we talked about the first five of the Songs of Ascent. They mostly had to do with pilgrims journeying from far away lands, anxious to get away from people who put down the truth of who God is and come into God’s presence in Jerusalem. This time we will see the next five psalms, more

  • Hope With A Heartbeat

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 15, 2000
    based on 204 ratings

    Real hope is living hope

    Hope with a Heartbeat 1 Peter 1:3-5 November 14, 1999 1. High school football A. A major game 1.) We were in a tie for first place 2.) The opponent was not impressive 3.) The game was great – We were down by 7 at the half - There’s still a lot of hope for a championship B. The second more

  • No Need To Worry

    Contributed by Gregory Thomas on Feb 22, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    As we experience an economic meltdown, we yet have the promises of God, that he would supply our needs.

    No Need to Worry (Luke 12:22-34) 22 Then He said to His disciples, "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. 23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens, more

  • There Is Life After Death

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jun 1, 2003
    based on 18 ratings

    The Christian has a hope that lives, an inheritance in Heaven, and the protection of God.

    There Is Life After Death. I Pet. 1:3-5 INTRO.: Many years ago, I was asked by a resident at a county home where I served as a chaplain, "Do you believe there is life after death?" I assured her I did and took advantage of the opportunity to tell her about Jesus and the resurrection. Once I had more

  • Living Hope Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jun 1, 2015
    based on 2 ratings

    The first message in this series encourages Christians to have hope in spite of present suffering, because of future glory, and to maintain hope as we live out our lives. The text for this message is First Peter chapter 1

    Living Hope (1 Peter chapter 1) INTRODUCTION: This is the first sermon in a series of messages from First and Second Peter. As you might guess, the writer of 1 Peter is PETER. Peter was one of the 12 apostles, and more than that, he was part of the inner circle with James and John. The more

  • Living In The Light Of His Coming

    Contributed by John White on Nov 22, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Jesus is coming again and those who have and cherish this blessed hope should live in the light of His coming.

    LIVING IN THE LIGHT OF HIS COMING I Thess. 5:1-11 "But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction more

  • The Risen Savior Is Our Living Hope

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Mar 31, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    EASTER (B) - The risen Savior is our living hope: a living hope that is guaranteed and a living hope that is our victory!

    THE RISEN SAVIOR IS OUR LIVING HOPE! (Outline) 1 CORINTHIANS 15:19-26 - March 22, 2005 - EASTER SUNDAY INTRO: This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it! Today we are going to study our living hope that far surpasses any hopes or dreams any of us have ever had. In more

  • Living In Hope And Unity Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Nov 30, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    When we understand "elpizo" hope and live it out, we will be united and be able to build up one another!

    The Pilgrims left Plymouth, England, on September 6, 1620. Their destination? The New World! Although filled with uncertainty and peril, it offered both civil and religious liberty. For over two months, the 102 passengers braved the harsh elements of a vast storm-tossed sea. Finally, with firm more

  • What If?

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Apr 16, 2014

    What if the resurrection really happened? What if forgiveness was available, restoration was possible, hope was living and salvation really was by grace?

    What If… (an ancient solution) Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which more

  • Love Like A Red, Red Rose Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 1, 2003
    based on 72 ratings

    The coming of Christ offers hope to lives dried out in meaninglessness, beyond our limitations, and in the midst of sin-weariness. Advent series illustrated with Chrismons

    “Hope is like a harebell trembling from its birth, Love is like a rose the joy of all the earth, Faith is like a lily lifted high and white, Love is like a lovely rose the world’s delight. Harebells and sweet lilies show a thornless growth, But the rose with all its thorns excels them more

  • A Hope That Never Dies Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Apr 8, 2012
    based on 39 ratings

    What is the result of this resurrection? What difference does it make to us? The "new birth" results in a living hope. This living hope is based on the living resurrected Christ.

    1 PETER 1: 3-6 [-9] A HOPE THAT NEVER DIES [ Mark 16:1-8 ] This morning we gather much earlier than usual to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It was nearly 2000 years ago, that Jesus rose from the dead. It was almost 2000 years ago the ladies arrived very more

  • Beyond Reasoning: Think Out Of The Box!

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Sep 11, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    Do we have to stay this way? Will we require more of ourselves? There is hope, a new hope, a living hope, a hope against hope.

    BEYOND REASONING! THINK OUT OF THE BOX. WHERE WILL YOU FIND GOD? EXPECTATIONS? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Nothing creates more deep seated anxieties than the false assumption that life should be free from anxieties. Many years ago I was at a Preacher’s meeting and I more

  • Hope In The Shadow Of Death

    Contributed by Darrell Vaughn on May 12, 2010
    based on 74 ratings

    An encouraging Funeral message for my earthly brother age 57 in passing. Can be modified to fit any situation as true hope to the living.

    A little girl lived near a cemetery, and often had to walk through it after dark. When someone asked her, “Aren’t you ever afraid?”, she answered, “Oh, no! My home is just on the other side.” The best way for me to begin this sermon today, is to ask the question; more