This past Easter Sunday I preached a message called “The Resurrection of Hope.”
In this sermon I talked about the importance and power maintaining an attitude of hope. We know that without faith it is impossible to please God (see Hebrews 11:6); and I believe that without hope it is impossible to have faith. Hope is the precursor to faith, for “faith is the substance of things hoped for” (Hebrews 11:1).
One of the ways that we can be robbed of our hope is when we don’t respond well to disappointments. Proverbs 13:12 says that “Hope deferred makes the heart sick.” Can you imagine the hopelessness the disciples must have felt when Jesus was crucified? They had put all of their hope in Jesus, and now He was seemingly gone.
In this message I outlined how we can overcome disappointments and maintain a posture of hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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