Christmas Playlist – Hope
November 29, 2020
Big Idea: The best way to overcome darkness is to expose it with light When God put on flesh and became human in the form of a baby the ancient prophecy were fulfilled and the world again would find hope in the birth of our savior. He is the light of the world and darkness can not overcome !
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Corinthians 4:4
1: the gift
Isaiah 9:2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
Much of the book of Isaiah is prophetic in nature.
2: Hope is seeing light in the
Romans 15:12-13 –And again, Isaiah says, “The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; in him the Gentiles will hope.” 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Hope is not circumstancial, hope is a result of God’s action in our lives.
3: Let Christ be
Colossians 1:27 – 27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
When we choose to make Him the center of our lives experience a new birth as well.
4: Hope gives
Hebrews 10:23-25 – Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
When we believe strongly that God will come through on his promises to us, than we are stirred to let our hope spill over into those around us.
5: The best Christmas ever is a
Don’t allow your Christmas to be high-jacked and let it be the best ever with hope being the gift you open first.