DEMONSTRATING HOPE

I Peter 1:3-9 May God be blessed, God the father of our Lord Jesus the Messiah! His mercy is abundant, and so he has become our father in a second birth in to a living hope through the resurrection from the dead of Jesus the Messiah.  4 This has brought us into an incorruptible inheritance, which nothing can stain or diminish. At the moment it is kept safe for you in the heavens, 5 while you are being kept safe by God’s power, through faith, for a rescue that is all ready and waiting to be revealed in the final time. 6 That is why you celebrate! Yes, it may well be necessary that, for a while, you may have to suffer trials and tests of all sorts 7 But this is so that the true values of your faith may be discovered. It is worth more than gold, which is tested by fire even though it can not be destroyed. The result will be praise, glory, and honor when Jesus the Messiah is revealed. 8 You love him, even though you’ve never seen him. And even though you don’t see him, you believe in him, and celebrate with a glorified joy that goes beyond anything words can say, 9 since you are receiving the proper goal of your faith — namely the rescue of your lives. 

“Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Peter 1:6-7 That is why you celebrate! Yes, it may well be necessary that, for a while, you may have to suffer trials and tests of all sorts 7 But this is so that the true values of your faith may be discovered. It is worth more than gold, which is tested by fire even though it can not be destroyed. The result will be praise, glory, and honor when Jesus the Messiah is revealed.

"The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity.” Leonard Ravenhill

John 16:33 You’ll have trouble in the world. But cheer up! I have defeated the world!

CELEBRATE

Galatians 5 - Fruit of the Spirt

LOVE - JOY - PEACE - PATIENCE - KINDNESS - GOODNESS - FAITHFULNESS - GENTLENESS - SELF CONTROL

Matthew 5 - CITY ON A HILL

AS DEMONSTRATORS OF HOPE WE ARE A BEACON OF RESCUE

DISCOVERED

I Peter 1:6b-7 Yes, it may we be necessary that, for a while, you may have to suffer trials and tests of all sorts 7 But this is so that the true values of your faith may be discovered.

Matthew 5:16  Then they will see what wonderful things you do, and they’ll give glory to your father in heaven.

2 Timothy 1:8-10 So don’t be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner. Rather, suffer for the gospel along with us, in accordance with God’s power. 9 God saved us, and called us to his own purpose and grace. He gave us this grace in King Jesus before all time and ages, 10 but has now made it visible through the appearing of our savior King Jesus, who abolished death and, through the gospel, shone a bright light on life and immortality. 

“I have a dream” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.         

Without Demonstrators, the DREAM never becomes REALITY

I Peter 3:15 Sanctify the Messiah as Lord in your hearts, and always be ready to make a reply to anyone who asks you to explain the hope that is in you.