CHRISTMAS GIFTS: LIFE-GIVING HOPE

Message by Bill Johnston - December 17, 2017

3 SOURCES OF LIFE-GIVING HOPE

1. THE

Psalm 62:5 (NIV '84) †Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.

1 Timothy 4:10 †This is why we work hard and continue to struggle, for our hope is in the living God...

2. THE

1 Peter 1:3 (NIV) †Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

3. THE

Romans 15:4 †Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for Godís promises to be fulfilled.

3 REALITIES OF LIFE-GIVING HOPE

1. THE OF HOPE

Proverbs 23:18 (NIV) †There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

2. THE OF HOPE

Hebrews 6:18-19a †Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.

3. THE OF HOPE

Titus 3:7 (NIV) ..having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

Romans 15:13 †I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.†

About Bill Johnston:†Bill Johnston is currently serving as Interim Pastor at Westheights Church. Bill served as Senior Pastor at Cross Roads BIC Church for 21 years before deciding to minister as an Intentional Transition Pastor. He has been married to Wanda for 30 years and they have three adult children. Bill and Wanda live in Cambridge. To reach Bill, email him at billjohnston@westheights.org

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