We are exploring the topic of HOPE. We not only need it, but we find it in our journey of faith with Jesus. But does hope live up to the hype? You bet it does! Today’s study unfolds the day before The Great American Eclipse, which serves as a fitting background for our celebration based on the book of Luke. Hope provides the eclipse we need to live the life we were created to live.
We are taking an important look at the topic of Hope in this series. Along the way we are discovering how, because of God’s grace, we get hope. Now most people know that. But what we haven’t realized, which we are uncovering in this series, is that hope brings all sorts of very good things with it, into our lives – like persistence.
How do you face the world? If you are a follower of Jesus, you get to experience a life that is radically different from those who have chosen not to follow Him. So what is the difference? What sets you apart? What is it that happens in your life that allows you to face the world in a different way? In this study, we continue our look at HOPE to discover that one of the things that it gives us is perspective. And that can change everything.
We have discovered hope is a byproduct of grace. That is good to know because all of us want to have lives infused with hope. The great news is for a follower of Jesus, that is possible because of the grace He pours into our lives. Today we find His grace gives us hope to carry us beyond and covers our weakness. We all need that, whether we realize it or not.
There are moments in our life where it seems like we have very little to hang on to, to look forward to, or to dream about… but when you have nothing else, if you have hope – you have everything you could ever need.
This series allows us to move into those moments of life when the storms have arrived, the sun just is not shining, and we can’t seem to catch a break and discover that because of God’s grace, there is a hope we can live out each and every day. Our series begins as we are reminded that we can find His grace moves us beyond our disappointments… and that Hope gives Peace.