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Hope In Crisis | Week 3
March 20, 2022

Hope In Crisis | Week 3

March 20, 2022

HOPE IN CRISIS

Week 2 

The Holy Spirit will Help Us in times of Crisis

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).

 

 And when He returned to His Father, He made us a promise, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you” (John 14:18).

 

 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT ENERGIZES US WITH POWER

 

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid” (Psalm 27:1).

THE HOLY SPIRIT ENRICHES US WITH

 

“But,” you say, “he’s our enemy.” Yes! And what did Jesus say about our enemies? Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44).

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOVE & FEAR.

Love looks for to give; fear is self-protecting.

Love thinks no ; fear sees nothing else.

Love causes us to move other people; fear causes us to withdraw from others.

Love is the sign of a Christian; fear is a sign of doubt.

 

 

 

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT GIVES  US A SOUND MIND

“gird up the loins of your mind” (1 Peter 1:13).

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7)

PRACTICAL THINGS TO DO WHEN FACED WITH CRISIS

1. Pray

The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16.

“Prayer is the Christian’s greatest weapon.” —Billy Graham

As believers, we look up. We seek out God through prayer—and trust in His sovereignty.

2. Immerse Yourself in God’s

Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him” (Proverbs 30:5).

3. Guard Your

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life” Proverbs 4:23

“Grief can kill a person emotionally and physically. If not counteracted with God’s strength and power, our personal weakness may debilitate us.” —Billy Graham

4. Care for

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” —Galatians 6:2 

It’s important to guard your heart, but you can also support others experiencing secondary trauma—some who may be going through a personal crisis as well.

 

5. Support Crisis

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” —Philippians 2:4

No matter how out of control the world gets, taking action and selflessly serving others can allow God’s perfect peace to fill your heart. 

 

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