“What in the World Are You Hoping For?” (Romans 5:1-5, 15:13) October 15, 2017
Call to Worship
L: And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love.
P: We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
L: Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
P: Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
U: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Scripture (Romans 5:1-5, 15:13)
1Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.
3And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
5and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
13May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
@Copyrighted by Rev. Steve Simmons Sermon: “What in the World Are You Hoping For?” (Romans 5:1-5, 15:13) October 15, 2017
“What in the World Are You Hoping For?”