Summer of Hope… Hope for the Nations

Matthew 1:1-21                                                                        Pastor Todd Harker

July 8, 2018

Scripture Emphasis:

Matt 12:21 “In his name the nations will put their hope.”

When things are bad, when times are tough, there is usually one thing that keeps people moving forward – HOPE.  There are two hopes in life.  The first is blind hope, hope that things can and will get better.  The second is more powerful.  It is confident hope based upon reality.  The NT uses the word “hope” 80 times.  Sometimes hope is a person, an action, a place, an event, an act, a lifestyle, or an anchor.  All times they are based upon the realities the Bible gives to the believer to cement their hope.  This summer will we explore a few of them.

 

  1. The Hope for the Nations is the _________________ of grace – v. 1, 2

 

 

 

  1. The Hope for the Nations is the __________________of truth – v. 3-8

 

 

 

  1. The Hope for the Nations is the ___________ of compassion – v. 9-13

 

 

 

  1. The Hope for the Nations is the _______________ of motives – v. 14