Hope Abounds: God’s Fix

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  • Date: Sunday, December 13, 2015
  • Speaker: Eric Van Scharrel
  • Series: Hope Waits
  • Scripture: Romans 15:8-13
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 “May the God of hope fill you with all JOY and PEACE in
BELIEVING so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope” (Romans 15:13).

Headline: GOD ISN’T FIXING THIS

PRAYERS are neither PLATITUES nor PROCRASTINATION.

HOPE abounds, because God abounds in STEADFAST LOVE
(GRACE).

Hope is for:

  • Those who lived by the PROMISES to the PATRIARCHS (Rom. 15:8);
  • The GENTILES that they might GLORIFY God for His mercy (Rom. 15:9);
  •  BRUISED reeds and SMOLDERING wicks (Matt. 12:20), found among ALL people on earth.

Hope OVERFLOWS into every facet of your life and into the lives of others.

  • “Since we have such a hope, we are very BOLD and we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image…” (2 Cor. 3:12, 18)
  • “But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a HELMET the hope of salvation” (1 Thess. 5:8).
  • “We have this as a sure and steadfast ANCHOR of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone… (Hebrews 6:19-20a)

Hope WAITS!