Hopeful

Series: Emoji Jesus

Hopeful

March 21, 2021 | Mark Simmons

Emoji Jesus

Hopeful

 

To be hopeful is to be full of hope.

 

Hope: a desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment (Merriam-Webster)

 

Hope is a waking dream—Aristotle

 

The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for.

And the most you can do is live inside that hope.

Not admire it from a distance, but live right in it, under its roof.

– Barbara Kingsolver

 

What hope are you “living in” right now?

 

 

Hope has come in the flesh

 

Matthew 12:21 (NLT)

and his [Jesus’] name will be the hope of all the world.”

 

John 1:14

 

Imagine your neighborhood. What if Jesus were your “open door policy” neighbor?

 

 

 

 

1) Hope has come in the flesh

 

2) We can borrow hope from Jesus

 

 

You can borrow hope from me. –Laura Robinson Harbert, therapist

 

What person could you borrow hope from?

Who could you lend it to?

 

 

Prophecy about the Servant of the Lord who was coming—

 

Isaiah 42:1-7 (GNT)

 

Isaiah 42:4 (GNT)

 

If Jesus is overflowing with hope, how can you borrow it from him?

 

 

1) Hope has come in the flesh

 

2) We can borrow hope from Jesus

 

3) We can express hope in prayer

 

Luke 18:1-8 (NLT)

 

Widow:

Woman

Single (no protection)

Powerless

Has Enemy

Seeks Justice

Hope drives her persistence

 

Judge:

Man

Can offer protection

Powerful

Can deal with enemies

Can grant justice

Relents to hopeful persistence

 

 

How can you express hope through prayer with your Heavenly Father (Abba)?

Series Information

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Joyful

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Feb 14, 2021

Love

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Feb 28, 2021

Exhausted

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Mar 14, 2021

Anguished

What is your biggest source of anguish?

Mar 28, 2021

Compassion

God is FULL of compassion. Jesus was MOVED by compassion.

Apr 04, 2021

Easter With SVCC

Jesus paid a debt he did not owe, because we owed a debt we could not pay.