Rev. Jim Toole
Fruits of the Spirit: Who Am I Becoming
There are times in our lives where we may be going through a season where we feel like we are living emotionally in a wasteland that has been destroyed by an illness, tragedy, crisis or broken relationships. Others of us may not feel like we are living in devastation; rather everyday life is wearing on our hope.
Theme: We can cope with the hardships and struggles of life because of the hope we have in Christ.
- Hope takes endurance and patience.
- If we want to experience hope then we must trust God’s love for us.
- Hope acts as anchor.
- Hope allows us to thrive no matter what we face.
Our earthly circumstances may not change. But as we see in this passage as Christ followers we are heirs to the promise. We believe Jesus’ death and resurrection is the ultimate covenant, that as we become followers of Christ we are indeed children of God. This is the good news, this is our ultimate hope.
1 Peter 1:3-4
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,
Please write on the red card where in your life do you need God to speak hope to you?
(Ex: finances, family, marriage, work, etc.)