SUNDAY MESSAGE NOTES
Sunday, September 25, 2022
“Hope’s Expectation” Pt 2
Hebrews 11:1 NKJV
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.
Faith is influenced by what you hope for.
I Thessalonians 5:23 ESV
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
This truth of spirit, soul, and body must be the filter through which you see everything.
You are a spirit, with a soul, living in a body.
Hope is the product of the Soul and faith is the product of the spirit.
Romans 4:17-21 ESV
As it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.” He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised
Hope not only is a state of being, it is an activity that we do. The Hebrew word Qavah means; to bind together, by twisting.
Hope is an action of the soul, not the spirit, that attaches or binds us to what we are expecting, to what we long for.
Hope is the soul's activity that brings faith into reality from the spirit. Also: Romans 15:4
Faith is a substance, hope is not.
Psalm 42:5 ESV
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation
Hope is like a seedbed for the word of God.
Psalm 1:2-3 ESV
but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law, he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
Hebrews 6:11 NIV
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.
Hebrews 10:23 ESV
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. Without hope there is no faith, and without faith there is no hope.