Sunday Message: Living Hope

September 20, 2020

Today’s Reading: 1 Peter 1:3-9

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…” 

1 Peter 1:3

Come to our Sunday Outdoor Worship Service OR Listen to Rev. Solomona’s sermon from today’s 10AM Sunday Worship Livestream on our Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/ccmla.

Reflect on the Text Notes and Life Notes below with our Life Group Zoom, Mondays at 7:30PM.

Sermon Main Idea: Hope in Jesus gives us hope for living.

Text Notes:

  • Living hope was bought in the past (v.3)
    • The Resurrection is the receipt of God’s payment
      • What does it mean to be born into sin?
      • How does Jesus as our Living Hope open our eyes to our past?
  • Living hope is guaranteed for the future (v.4-5)
    • God protects the inheritance and inheritors
      • How does uncertainty about the future affect a person’s present?
      • What does a guaranteed future reveal about God’s character?
  • Living hope is active in the present (v.6-9)
    • Suffering in perspective; Jesus in focus
      • How does hope in Jesus impact our response to trials?

Life Notes: Focus on our Living Hope to live hope.

  • What are some ways in which we can live with hope?
  • How does focusing on Jesus make this possible?

Prayer: Sovereign Lord, You are my Living Hope. I praise You that through Your Son Jesus Christ my life is transformed completely and I am made new. Thank Your Sacrifice which allows me to live everyday with Your Hope. I pray that in all trials, You would refine and perfect my faith in You. In Jesus’ Name I pray, AMEN.

Thru the Bible in a year (credit: Biblestudytools.com): Romans 5; 1 Samuel 14; Psalm 59

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