The word “hope” is found 129 times in the Scriptures but the idea of hope permeates the Bible from cover to cover. Before we were saved, Paul writes that we were “without Christ . . . having no hope and without God in the world” (Ephesians 2:12). We were godless and thus hopeless. But by God’s grace those who have been born again are now hopeful. This is a significant disposition that characterises the Christian and yet often we can find ourselves tempted to be hopeless. In this message we will examine this issue of hope in the life of the Christian by asking and answering at least three questions: What is Hope? What are we Hoping For? What difference does Hope make? Romans 8:18-30 clearly and hopefully answers these questions.
Sermons in this series are once-off sermons preached by various church members.
|God’s Will and Life’s Trials (James 1:2–8)||Varughese George||13 July 2014||Listen|
|The Folly of Fretting (Psalm 37:1–11)||Doug Van Meter||17 August 2014||Listen|
|Disappointment with God (Psalm 39:1–11)||Doug Van Meter||31 August 2014||Listen|
|You Don’t Have to Stay Depressed (Psalm 102:1–28)||Neil Cable||7 September 2014||Listen|
|God-centred Depression (Psalm 42:1–11)||Doug Van Meter||14 September 2014||Listen|
|Grace Expectations (Psalm 44:1–26)||Doug Van Meter||28 September 2014||Listen|
|A Royal Wedding (Psalm 45:1–17)||Doug Van Meter||5 October 2014||Listen|
|A Mighty Fortress is Our God (Psalm 46:1–11)||Doug Van Meter||12 October 2014||Listen|
|True Joy (Philippians 3:17–4:7)||Tommie van der Walt||26 October 2014||Listen|
|How to Make High Return Investments (Matthew 6:19–34)||Zander Viljoen||2 November 2014||Listen|