Houston Forward Times

25 September 2013 Written by  Rev. Manson B. Johnson II

HOPE IN GOD

HOPE IN GOD

I Peter 3:8-(14,15,16)

                    Bible Fact: God is willing to keep those whose minds are stayed on Him in faith.
       The Big Idea: Hope in God is always filled with strong confidence that God can handle any situation.

     Manson JohnsonHope in God engages God to do what creation in any form cannot do.

I.          HOW DOES ONE OBTAIN BELIEVING STRONG CONFIDENCE IN GOD?  THERE ARE THREE  BASIC ELEMENTS THAT WORK TOGETHER TO CONTRIBUTE TO A BELIEVER’S STRONG CONFIDENCE IN GOD: First, a God-directed will – plus a strong hope – into a passionate desire  

II.       Where to put your hope to get the maximum reward and where time or this world cannot destroy it.

A. Put your hope in the eternal grace of God;

B. Put your hope in the goodness of God

C. Put your hope in the faithfulness of GodThings every serious believer should know about God’s faithfulness: 

  1. God is concerned about His chosen people forever; Psalm 89:1-36
  2. God is compassionate toward us in spite of our sins; Psalm 23:4; Lamentations 3:22-23; I Corinthians 10:13; Romans 5:8
  3. God is consistent with His favor in His forgiveness of sin; Luke 15:15-24
  4. God counsels the afflicted; Psalm 119:75


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