04 September 2008

There is Hope!!

This a rough draft of the teaching all be giving friday. Its not finished a hundred percent yet. But I just wanted to give you something to reflect on.


(My Story)

What has brought you here?

What are the dreams that are placed in your heart? Do you believe that they are possible to reach?

Are you happy with the life your living?

Do you know how much you are worth? How much you are loved? How much hope there is for your life?

I truly believe that one person could live more of his or her life with only hours remaining, knowing that they have poured themselves out. Given all their passion and energy to the things they love and care about. Then one who stays captive to fear and failure.

"I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself."
-David Herbert Lawrence

God loves you and does not want you living with guilt a minute longer.

Romans 8:1says that there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Replace the word condemnation with words, guilt or shame.

You are already a child of God. We are his Sons and Daughters. We are his beloved.

The question is now, are our hearts and minds aware of it?

This world is a very tough place to live in, and for a vast majority of us life is beyond difficult. Its hard to wake up everyday and believe that things can be different. Our greatest enemy is not those who are against us. But rather ourselves, because we can't let ourselves off the hook.

Would you still believe that there is hope, even if things don't go the way we want?

2 Corinthians:

16-20Because of this decision we don't evaluate people by what they have or how they look. We looked at the Messiah that way once and got it all wrong, as you know. We certainly don't look at him that way anymore. Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it! All this comes from the God who settled the relationship between us and him, and then called us to settle our relationships with each other. God put the world square with himself through the Messiah, giving the world a fresh start by offering forgiveness of sins. God has given us the task of telling everyone what he is doing. We're Christ's representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God's work of making things right between them. We're speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he's already a friend with you.

Brandon The Writer

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