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Christmas 2015

The Hope of a Promise

Part 1 • November 29, 2015 • Lee Mckinney

The Hope of a Promise! Psalm 25:5 NLT “Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you” Hope leads us to Change!   Romans 15:13    Christmas is the Season of Hope!   The Hope of a Promise!    LUKE 1: 30-33   Matthew 1: 20-21  Isaiah 9: 2-7   Luke 2: 1-7  Our faith is a future-focused faith! Rev. 19:11-16 Promise! John 10:10      1 Peter 5:8 Luke 21:10-11 John 16:33  How do we hold on to hope? JOHN 9:4  HOW DO WE CONTINUE IN HOPE?  Put our Hope and Trust in God   Colossians 3:1-2    Psalm 33:16-22            Our hope is in God Himself.     Isaiah 49:23                            2 Tim 2:13 Meditate on God’s Promises      Romans 8:18        Isaiah 43: 1-3a            Isaiah 54:17          John 14:1-3              1 Cor 2:9       The Basis for our Hope is in Christ!     Jesus is the reason to have hope.   1 Peter 1:3-4 LIVING

There is Hope of a Message

Part 3 • December 13, 2015 • Lee Mckinney

The Hope of a Message! THERE IS HOPE!!                                                                                    Romans 15:13         Romans 5:5 Christmas is the Season of Hope!  The Hope of a Promise!   There is Hope of a Call! There is a call to Those in Darkness   There is a call to ALL who Follow Christ!   There is a call to every individual who follows Christ                  There is Hope in a Message Luke 2:8-20  There is Hope for the Outcast!  There is Hope in the Message! God called the outcast and He still invites the outsider to join Him! Luke 2:9-12    1 Corinthians 1:27-31  God                                                                        God prefers the outcast over the outstanding! Rev 3:20                 Luke 19:10 There is Hope for the Ordinary! John Whittier For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: 'It might have been!   God takes the Ordinary and creates something Extraordinary!  2 Cor 12: 9-10           2 Cor. 8:9                    2 Cor 2:14-15   There is Hope in the Message! 

There is Hope in the Gift

Part 4 • December 20, 2015 • Lee Mckinney

There Hope in the GIFT! THERE IS HOPE!! Romans 15:13 Christmas is the Season of Hope! The Hope of a Promise! There is Hope of a Call! There is Hope in a Message God takes the Outcast, the Ordinary and creates something Extraordinary! 1 Peter 2:9-10 There is Hope in the Gift! John 3:16 If you erased all the other words in scripture and left only these; that would be enough The Greatest Gift in History was given to the World at Bethlehem!! For God….. The Greatest Being.. Job 38:4-12 1 Samuel 2:2 So Loved…. The Greatest Emotion Philippians 2:5-8 The World….. The Greatest Creation Genesis 1:31 That He Gave…… The Greatest Expression of Kindness His only begotten Son…. The Greatest Possession Colossians 1:15-20 That Whosoever believes in Him… The Greatest Invitation and The Greatest Audience Rom 3:23 Whosoever is Everyone! Isaiah 61:1-3 God invites us to believe! John 1:12 Should Not Perish, but have Eternal Life……The Greatest Gift “Mercy and Grace” Jesus Himself is the Mercy and Grace of God in flesh! Romans 10:1-11

There is Hope of a Call

Part 2 • December 6, 2015 • Lee Mckinney

The Hope of a Call! 2 Tim 3:16-17         THERE IS HOPE!!                                                                                    Romans 15:13  Christmas is the Season of Hope!  Last Week we discussed The Hope of a Promise!   There is Hope of a Calling! Matt.2: 1-11   Hebrews 1:1-3                          John 12:32     3 groups that are being beckoned by God! There is a Call to Those in Darkness.   Isaiah 9:2            Romans 3:23                Isaiah 59:1-2              Eph. 2:12       John 6:35-37   Jesus states I AM the Bread of Life    The Call of God is a hunger and thirst for the knowledge of eternity         Eccles. 3:11  John 6:44                                    The Cross is Salvation's Star!   There is a Call to ALL who Follow Christ!  John 1:12          Ephesians 2:19                                                                                         The children of God have a common call on our lives. Mark 8:34   "Discipleship is a doing of what is right, no matter how irksome the privations, no matter how great the dangers” Author Unknown Purpose gives us HOPE!!   There is a Call to Every Individual who Follows Christ!  Romans 12:4-8 1 Corinthians 12:4-18      There is Hope in the Call!  Have you responded to God's call in your life? The Altar is open to respond to His call in your life.