A Season of Hope (Zephaniah 3:17, Isaiah 7:14, Deuteronomy 31:8, Jeremiah 29:11-14, Matthew 1:20-25, Matthew 28:20, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18)Jack Graham, 12/04/2016
Part of the Holidays & Observances series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
A SEASON OF HOPE
December 4, 2016 (evening service)
The Prophecy of Hope:
1. God is living among you. "In this very room there's quite enough Love for all of us. For Jesus, the Lord Jesus is in this very room."
2. He's a mighty Savior.
3. He delights in you with gladness.
4. His love will calm all your fears.
5. He will rejoice over you in songs. Songs of Thanksgiving; Songs of Love; but mostly Songs of Hope and praise.
Isaiah 7:14. The coming promise that David's descendants would continue forever.
Jeremiah 29:11-14 A promise of all the good things I have promised.
1. I will bring you home again.
2. I have plans for you to give you a future and a hope.
3. When you pray, will listen.
4. If you look, you will find Me.
5. I will restore your fortunes.
6. I will bring you home again to your own land.
Matthew 1:20-25 Refer back to Isaiah 7:14
Matthew 28:20. A promise to never leave or forsake you.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18. A promise to produce for us a glory.
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17 The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing. (ESV)
14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (ESV)
8 It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” (ESV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile. (ESV)
20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel”
(which means, God with us). 24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, 25 but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus. (ESV)
20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (ESV)
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. (ESV)