Sun, Nov 09, 2014
The Power of Christian Hope
Acts 26:1-24 & Hebrews 6:19-20 by Bishop Tshalo Katshunga
In a society where hopelessness has led scores of people to self-destruction; Christian hope (that positive outlook to life as far as the future is concerned based on the person of Christ, a past, and his promise) stands as the sure and secure anchor for humanity
Series: Sunday Sermon

christian hope

 

Acts 26:1-24, Hebrews 6:19-20, Colossians 1:27

When there is no hope in you, you will not be able to live a Christian life properly

- hope is the anchor of the soul

What is hope? Positive outlook to life as far as your future is concerned

-  the person in whom we have hope = Jesus

- hope is based on the past – God has never failed anyone who has put hope in Him

 

Christian Hope:

1. Gives us the boldness to make the radical changes in our lives in order to please God

- where do I need to make radical changes in my life?

- Acts 26:4-5

- we don’t live for now, we live in preparation for our later life

 

2. Motivates us to earnestly serve God with the diligent devotion

- Acts 26:7; 1 Corinthians 15:58

- if there is no hope for something better, we will not work towards it (now)

- if you don’t see any home, you will not do anything

- never judge your blessing by what happens to you now

- the work of the Lord is not in vain

- don’t give up, keep doing the good job

 

3. Enables us to believe in the incredible power of God, even the resurrection power

- Acts 26:8, Luke 1:29-37, 1 Corinthians 15:20

- whatever happens always know that Jesus Christ is there for you

- the worry of people on life is not knowing the power of God

- walk in hope that something good is going to happen

 

4. Gives us the capacity to endure even the toughest challenges life throws at us

- Acts 26:9-11, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

- the place where you have elevated yourself is bigger than the problem

- everything in life is about what you have experienced with God