THE THRILL OF HOPE I

ISAIAH 9:6-7 

For to us a child is born,

    to us a son is given,

    and the government will be on his shoulders.

And he will be called

    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Of the greatness of his government and peace

    there will be no end.

He will reign on David’s throne

    and over his kingdom,

establishing and upholding it

    with justice and righteousness

    from that time on and forever.

The zeal of the Lord Almighty

    will accomplish this.


JOHN 1:14

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

BIBLICAL DEFINITION OF HOPE - ASSURANCE OF FATHERS GOODNESS

INCARNATION the embodiment of God the Son in human flesh as Jesus Christ.

ISAIAH - MESSIANIC PROPHECY 

REVELATION 19:10 - SPIRIT OF PROPHECY TESTIFIES OF JESUS

CHRISTOLOGY

JESUS IS THE HOPE - THE ASSURANCE

“Within the life of Christian fellowship there are new homes, new families, new possibilities that open up for those who leave behind the old ways. The church is called in every age to be that sort of community, a living example of the age to come. In that sort of selfless and trusting common life church members themselves, and the world around, can glimpse what God’s new world is like, and learn to live that way more and more.”    -   NT Wright

GENESIS 1

REDEMPTION

STEWARD THE GARDEN

SWORD IN THE HEAVENS/TOWEL ON THE EARTH - BILL OSTAN

RELATIONSHIP

FELLOWSHIP IN THE GARDEN

REVELATION

LIFE BY THE SPIRIT 

EPHESIANS 4 - GIFTS THAT BRING MATURITY