Message Title: DYING HOPE AND LIVING HOPE
By Bishop (Dr)S.I Okelezoh
Text: 1 Peter 1:3-9, Titus 1:1-4, Isaiah 38:16-19, 1 Peter 3:10
The battles of life cannot be won by a believer who dictates when to be available for God. No one can stay away from God and have the power to overcome Satan. Staying with God is the key to overcoming the difficulties of the world.
The fall of man made hope difficult and left man hopeless. But Christ came to deliver us.
Where there is hope, there is life; Where there is hope, there is the living. We are processor of hope for living. Those who who sustain hope and keep the hope alive is the living.
Romans 4:12 talks about the hope Abraham exhibited.
Abraham was a follower and a worshiper. Abraham against hope be lived in hope……Romans 4:18
Abraham be lived in God even in the face of hopelessness and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
The disciples of Christ hope fell below the standard of Abraham’s hope.
The disciples of Jesus before the resurrection of Jesus were exceedingly sorrowful, this was contrast to the hope of Abraham who called those things that were not as though they were.
Always remember that the life warfare will push or stretch your belief beyond extremity but your strong persuasion must push you beyond the the extremity of hopelessness