A LIVING HOPE
FINDING HOPE AND PEACE THIS CHRISTMAS
A LIVING HOPE
1 Peter 1:3–5 (NIV):
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
James 2:14–17 (NIV):
14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
A LIVING HOPE IS THEREFORE MANIFESTED AS A PRACTICAL HOPE TODAY!
DECEMBER GO GUIDE CHRISTMAS HOPE AND PEACE OFFERING ON DECEMBER 18th through the end of the year.
James, the half brother of Jesus challenged us that our living hope faith needs to be manifested in a practical way!
LET'S MAKE INTENTIONAL DECISIONS THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON TO BE THE LIVING HOPE!
A LIVING HOPE IS THEREFORE MANIFESTED AS A
PRACTICAL HOPE TODAY!
THE PRACTICAL ALWAYS LEADS TO THE SPIRITUAL!!!!
The Vision of Fusion Church is to reach people far from Jesus, Equip Christ followers and Go to all the Nations!
1 Peter 1:3–4 (NIV):
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,
WE ARE LIVING HOPE DEALERS EACH AND EVERY DAY!
Matthew 6:19–21 (NIV):
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
1 Peter 1:4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,
GROW IN YOUR SPIRITUAL HOPE.
PRAY ABOUT WHO YOU CAN INTENTIONALLY ENCOURAGE SPIRITUALLY THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON
PRAY ABOUT HOW YOU CAN PARTNER WITH US FINANCIALLY TO CONTINUE TO EFFECTIVELY SHARE THIS PRACTICAL AND SPIRITUAL HOPE!
“It’s not about ‘what can I accomplish?’ but ‘what do I want to accomplish?’
2 Corinthians 4:8–10 (NIV):
8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
I am part of the "Fellowship of the Unashamed."
The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line.
The decision has been made. I am a disciple of
Jesus Christ. I won't look back, let up, slow down,
back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present
makes sense, and my future is secure.
I am finished and done with low living, sight walking,
small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams,
chintzy giving, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position,
promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I now live by
presence, lean by faith, love by patience,
lift by prayer, and labor by power. My pace
is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven, my
road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few,
my Guide reliable, my mission clear. I cannot be bought,
compromised, deterred, lured away, turned back,
diluted, or delayed.
I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the
presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy,
ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander
in the maze of mediocrity.
I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I must go until
Heaven returns, give until I drop, preach until all know,
and work until He comes. And when He comes to get
His own, He will have no problem recognizing me.
My colors will be clear.
WHAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT SAYING TO YOU? WHAT IS YOUR BEST NEXT STEP THIS WEEK? COMMIT TO PRAY ABOUT YOUR PART IN THE HOPE AND PEACE CHRISTMAS OFFERING!