Hope is Here – Keeping Hope Alive
October 24, 2021
Keeping Hope Alive
2 Corinthians 4:5-18
Pastor David Barnes
Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up. —James Thomas Anthony Valvano (1946–1993)
Four motivating reasons for Christians to never give up in living for and serving Christ:
1. To display . 2 Corinthians 4:6
The devil keeps unbelievers in spiritual darkness,
but the faithful Christian shines on people’s hearts.
2. We are powered by . 2 Corinthians 4:7
Clay jars are in their fragile, mortal human bodies.
(not immune from pain, disease, affliction, or persecution)
Treasure is Himself, the unfading hope of our glory.
The indwelling Holy Spirit has fuel to spare to empower Christ-like living and courageous
3. To encourage . 2 Corinthians 4:15
Our faithfulness provides a to others who may be facing severe spiritual
battles of their own.
4. The of resurrection and life eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
With divine promises like this, we too can say with all conviction and passion…
“Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up!