Death may or may not be on your mind, but the reality is it's coming for us all. As we wrap up our series in the book of Daniel, we hear the encouraging words that when this life ends a new one begins for those who put their hope in Jesus.
Sermon Tag: hope
Three men were caught in a life and death situation. They could have blamed God for their circumstances but instead they trusted that He would either save them or take them to heaven. That same confidence can be yours!
Different empires, kingdoms, nations, and countries have risen to power throughout the centuries. Each one thought it would last forever, but history has proven time and again that it's only a matter of time before they fall and their place will be taken by another. There is one kingdom though that the Prophet Daniel revealed will last forever, and it won't be established by human rulers. It will be established by God!
Our culture has gone to great lengths to avoid talking about death and dying and it's created a lot of anxiety around the topic. In this message we rip off the bandaid and let God's word speak into this reality to take away any fears we might have and replace them with genuine hope and healing.
Sometimes in our struggles we know we should pray but we don't know exactly what to pray. That's when the Holy Spirit steps in and He prays for us. That's what we're learning about this Sunday.
Every single day you're faced with making decisions that are either good or evil. You're not alone in this spiritual struggle and this Sunday we're going to learn how to engage the Holy Spirit to help us in this fight.
It's easy to feel hopeless with all the tragedy going on around us. Even on the first Easter Sunday many of Jesus' disciples felt hopeless until they had an encounter with their Risen Lord! Encounter Jesus through this Easter message!
Gas prices are still up. The stock market is still down. Job security is never really secure. And the last time I checked God stopped sending food down from heaven. So what do you do when you're not sure where your next paycheck will come from or how you'll pay next month's bills? That's what Ruth chapter 2 is going to teach us.
The hope every New Year is that the troubles and traumas of the past year will simply fade away. From past experience we all know it doesn't work like that. Fortunately, though, our God who is greater than a number on a calendar has solutions for all of our problems.
Rahab, the ancestor of Jesus, had an unfortunate nickname that has followed her throughout history. But, that nickname reminds us of how inclusive our God really is.