Sunday, June 18, 2017

How is hope sustained in the midst of the temptations, tribulations and trials of this life?

Last week we launched a new sermon series called “Our Blessed Hope: Jesus, the Future and You.” This series will focus on the promised return of Jesus and the hope which that gives to our lives in the present. My main contention is that in order for us to understand the future return of Christ, we must understand His ascension and present reign over the world as its currently being worked out.
One of the struggles that many Christians have with the notion that Christ is currently reigning as Lord over the world is the fact that we simply don’t see (from a human perspective) very much evidence for it. Instead, what we do see is ongoing war, poverty, injustice, corruption, suffering, death and the list could go on and on. How can we make such claims about Christ’s kingship in our world when everything around us seems to scream out that He is not in charge or even around very much!
This week we will look at the way in which the promised return of Christ (and His present reign) gives us hope even in the midst of temptations, tribulations and trials.
MESSAGE: Hope Shattered: Hope in Suffering
MESSAGE SERIES: Blessed Hope: Jesus + The Future + You
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