Topic: Have The Lively Hope – Higher Every Day by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi | Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Scripture: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (I Peter I:3).
Paul the apostle was with other 275 men on board a ship that lost bearing in the sea. The wind was very aggressive, tossing it up and down. To keep it afloat, they cast away their sacks of foodstuff. Hope was lost that they would be saved but for Paul who prayed and God delivered all from death. Before they entered the ship, God had told Paul that he would preach at Rome, so he knew that he would not die until he completed his assignment. When you are saved from sin God brings you to the hope for eternity in His kingdom.
When you hold fast in holiness,all that comes your way becomes a stepping stone to higher ground with God. The power that raised Jesus from the dead is still at work. There is no hopeless situation with God. You can trust and hope in God for healing,examination success and victory over temptations to live holy always. The lively hope is a winning hope. It preserve in adversity,for example: Job, Abraham, Hannah, Joseph, and David, endured and over came tough times. The lively hope assures believers of betÂ ter days in time and eternity.
Challenge: Never give up but hope in God till the end.
Prayer: Lord, help me to put my hope in you always
Quote: The lively hope is a winning hope
Bible Reading in one Year: Psalm 56:1-6