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Audio Webcast - Easter Weekend
April of 2009
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Marvel not that Jesus said, "Ye
must be born again to enter the Kingdom of
my brothers and sisters in Christ:
Scripture tells us, "faith
is the substance of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not
definition of the word, "hope," is to
to with confidence
or expectation. Biblically, hope is
just that, something that we can look forward to
with confidence and expect that such will come
to be. It is not a wish, it is what we
can and should count on.
written that "Hope
deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the
desire cometh, it is a tree of life." Let's not
defer our hope, put it off or give it up. Why
give up the very thing that gives us joy in our
We are told to think it not strange
concerning the fiery trials that are
to try us, "as though some strange thing
happened" to us. Our trials are to try us,
make us stronger in the Lord.
We are to
be storing up our treasures in heaven. Those
treasures take great strength here on earth to
obtain. Just as a trying of our physical
body in a course of physical exercise can
try our muscles that get stronger when we
rest, so too does our spirits get tried.
And they too heal and get stronger when we rest
in Jesus Christ, in His Word.
David said, "I have been young, and now
am old; yet have I not seen the righteous
forsaken, nor his seed begging bread." Our
righteousness is Jesus Christ in us. We are
righteous because of Him. And we will not be
forsaken. Our needs will be met in Christ. He
will supply all of our needs.
One of our
greatest needs is wisdom, we need to know what
to do in our trials, as well as in our regular
daily lives. It is written, If any lack wisdom, we are
to "ask of God."
Jesus said, "The
thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill,
and to destroy: I am come that they might have
life, and that they might have it more
It is by the word of God
that we get our faith, and it is faith that God
wants from us when we go to Him in prayer,
requesting anything of Him.
God says, "Be
still and know that I am God."
one sign of proof that He is who He said He is.
He said, "Destroy this temple, and in three days
I will raise it up."
We who are God's,
confess with our mouths the Lord
Jesus, and we believe in our
hearts that God raised him from the dead.
Jesus is Lord God. He raised the temple, His
body. And He is who gave us life and
raises us up every day of our lives, up above
all that this life throws at us. And one
day, He will raise us up to be with
We have this hope because He is
risen. He is alive.
Hebrews 11:1 Now
faith is the substance of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen.
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the
desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange
concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as
though some strange thing happened unto you:
John 5:24Verily, verily, I say unto
you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him
that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not
come into condemnation; but is passed from death
7:14 If my people, which are called by my name,
shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my
face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I
hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and
will heal their land.
37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have
I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed
1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God,
that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth
not; and it shall be given him.
10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and
to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might
have life, and that they might have it more
1:6 - 8 But let him ask in faith, nothing
wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of
the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For
let not that man think that he shall receive any
thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable
in all his ways.
Psalm 46:10 Be still and
know that I am God."
John 2:19 Jesus
answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple,
and in three days I will raise it
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess
with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe
in thine heart that God hath raised him from the
dead, thou shalt be