Sermons on Hope

Transforming Followers

MARK 2:13-22 Levi/Matthew was transformed by a call to follow Jesus (v.13-14). What would motivate a successful man to leave his profession to follow Jesus? What will lead us to leave anything that hinders us from following Jesus? Transformed Levi/Matthew wanted all of his friends to meet Jesus (v.15). When he was leaving his job,…

There Is Hope for the Hurting

LAMENTATIONS 3:1-26 Jeremiah in experiencing terrible anguish says, “I hurt!” (v.1-18) How badly was Jeremiah hurting? (2:11-12; 3:48) Why is it so important for us to take our anguish to God in prayer? Jeremiah, still in terrible anguish says, “I remember!” (v.19-21) Besides his past trials, what else does Jeremiah remember? Besides our past trials,…

We Are Building a Temple for the Lord

I CHRONICLES 29 David was preparing so that the next generation could build the temple (v.1-5). Why would David want to give over $34 B in gold for the temple? What are we doing to help the next generation build God’s house? David’s devotion motivated others to provide even more for the temple (v.6-9). How…

Love Is What We Are to Be

I CORINTHIANS 13 Love for God is incomplete without displaying it by blessing others (v.1). Why is genuine love more persuasive than impressive speech? How can we make sure that our words are more than an obnoxious noise? Spiritual maturity and insight is incomplete without practicing love (v.2). What happens to Christianity when we just…

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

JOB 19:25-27 In Joshua and soon in Ruth we read about a ‘kinsman-redeemer’ (Ruth 2:20). How did a kinsman redeemer bless those who were in need? What protection was possible because of a kinsman-redeemer? Job, in the midst of trials trusted in his redeemer (Job 19:25-27). In the face of such terrible trials, how could…