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The God of Hope - Part 2 of 2

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March 24, 2020 12:00 am

The God of Hope - Part 2 of 2

Baptist Bible Hour / Lasserre Bradley, Jr.

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March 24, 2020 12:00 am

“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost” (Romans 15:13).

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You know I additional share. Bradley Junior inviting you to stay tuned in front of the message of God's sovereign grace and and will a will and you will be all and she will all be a you all will be continuing the message today entitled the God of hope. How comforting to know that in these trying times.

We can look to the sovereign God of heaven who works all things after the counsel of his own will and know that there is hope in him no matter how dark the days maybe now I know that there are many people who have been impacted by this current crisis in either losing their job are being laid off and so they're not financially able to help us.

So if you're in a position at the present time that you can still help in supporting this broadcast will be very grateful for your help. Our address is the Baptist Bible. Our box 17 old, 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 B and in all you and you and you and all in and saying something of the source of hope.

How hope is produced about the question of hope.

What does it mean to be able to say I have hope Hope some situation. I'm not sure Joe to work out the evidence is not very clear but hoping nevertheless noticed Mrs. expectation. This is joyous anticipation. I'm anticipating something positive.

How is it that you have that hope and what does it mean one of the blessings what springs from first about you have hope in prayer. Psalmist said recording what God would have his people to hear. Open my mouth wide, that I may fill it. I was get the picture in my mind of a nest with little baby birds in their mouths wide open that mother has gone out to secure worm and brings it further for them. Open my mouth while I do still mouths open.

You know they're expecting something there there believing that they are soon going to have breakfast with the mother arrives with the work of the Lord said, what you have expectations that mouth live by faith, expecting great and mighty things.

Jeremiah 33 three says: the me and I will answer the end shall be great and mighty things, which sound that was. I think sometimes we ask for too little when they feel unworthy.

So where hesitant to ask for very much and I'm not saying that limited the place we can become demanding that we can come in, saying, Lord, although I am unworthy and deserving nothing. You're a great God, your promises are gay and a man I trust them, and I'm asking you to do things beyond my ability to perform and I don't even know how you would untangle this difficult situation.

I don't know how you would resolve this matter.

I don't know what your purpose is maybe I'm trusting you. Nevertheless, I'm looking for something be know you're able to do. Hebrews chapter 4 verse 16. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace.

How on earth can we come boldly if they really have gotten from our study the Scripture a site of our own unworthiness with thenar sin. The commandment of God. Angela love the Lord thy God with all my mind, heart, soul and strength about neighbors, ourselves, and we have failed miserably on both. I have loved God intent. All of my thoughts. All of my decisions everything I've done about my whole life has been one to put God first and take much convincing to realize that we been very self focused. What we want is what we will want to do our own thing and wanted to not interfere wanted about the question. We don't want anybody to judge me. I will do what I wanted sin. Love your neighbor as ourselves.

Do a little time deed here and there so I don't payment for this year. Feel pretty good when I'm away something for somebody can come close to love your neighbor you love yourself and those are just places to summarize some of the overall fallenness of our human nature to how we come boldly because were not coming in her own name not coming in saying, Lord, I'm not quite as bad as somebody else coming like the Pharisee who said I frankly do not not business public safety lock I fast twice a week and give tithes of all that I possess. Note were not coming with any boasting were coming in the name of Jesus Christ Lord, though I'm undeserving your son Jesus deserves everything in my trust is in him from coming below them coming boldly to the throne of grace that I find mercy that's excellent Whitney mercy mercy means that you're not going to have meted out on you.

The penalty for your sin that you deserve mercy is given because Jesus Christ was the substitute because he died in the place of those who ultimately believe on him find mercy and grace to help in the time of me. What a wonderful promise when you can read something like that to say I have hope. I have something that's positive and concrete because here's what God says God says you come to this throne of grace, you will obtain mercy, and you will find grace to help in time of me.

Oh, there's so many needs in people's lives is heartbreaking sometimes to see how entangled some labs can become how far removed from what would be considered any kind of pleasant normal life as it the jail to visit somebody the other day was another prisoner sitting out in the lobby. So I started talking to him because I had wait for processing said this first time remembering jail said no had a few experiences, you got a drug problem.

Yes is inherent is that where you stand with the Lord you have any hope, and hope for the future cavity hope if you die so well. I'm going to church could be satisfied with what I know this woman and that will and the other one no different than the one sidestepped the issue want to talk about my condition. It's more talk about some of the churches are mixed up L.different ideas to let you know. The question is not what you found a church that suited you, but whether you're prepared to meet God.that means the only way that you going to be able to access heaven and live with Jesus is on the basis of what he's done at the cross talk about his marriage being broken. Hoping you could see his children again and it's just the repetition of this kind of thing over and over again. It's all around us in this world, but when God says there's grace to help in time of need.

No matter what the particular burden in your life no matter what you're struggling with.

Here's a promise of God. There is there is help sometimes become so frustrated with some of the philosophies of man as they consider themselves to be so wise and yet miss.

So far the mark I was calculating a number of years ago, a family member gave her a book to read. I think sometimes the challenges are enough until other people begin to try to help and I read the book. It was the most depressing book I've read in my life supposedly by a writer that had some respect for Christianity in place, but the bottom line was that this probably be out there is probably not that problem. No solution. No solution, and the last thing this poor lady need to read something that said there is no hope. A better message and that counselor somebody who went to treatment center and finally had the head of the center, call me and we discussed some of the problems this person had an expensive place and pay a lot of money to stay there. So I asked the man simple to what approach have you found to be more successful. Put put put really works well disenchanted truth preacher. We don't have any one thing we just know everything and we can hope some more work and most the time it does about 80% of the people come here have come back. My, how marvelous of the world offer such a great system of the recovery of the difficulties makes me think of another work of the family center teenager to recovery center of some kind of counseling center. There was both help and thing the teenager got out of it was. They said now the next time you're talking to your parents you ask for more than you expect to get because then you got something to negotiate that they paid $13,000. That kid be there for a month and what they got back was the somebody was going to be a more stupid negotiator order to have their will.

We got some better than hope, because God promises that there is hope for us.

Help for us hope in our trials. The trials can be extremely painful. Paul described his trout as being a thorn in the flesh in that suit whatever they prayed three times. Lord, remove it, God's answer was, my grace is sufficient for some trouser devastating phone call comes, it's bad news. It just knocked you off your feet. Some trials just seem never to end the just keep going on and on and on. The person can't take anymore. I don't understand all this is just not worth it, but after Paul had made that request, I passed that the Lord might remove the floor and delivered him from the pain that effect. He said in the me that is, God responded. God answered his servant and said my grace is sufficient for the for my strength is made perfect. That's God's answer. Sometimes he miraculously changes our situation is able to do that is able to totally turn around a confused and tangled mess and exit 7 is able to heal sickness when the doctors have given up and said there is no hope he's able to do whatever you may be pleased to do because he has all power, but is not always please answer the way we've requested Paul obviously had a close personal relationship with Jesus Christ but the Lord did not say Paul I love you so much. I'm going to remove the four. He said I love you so much. I'm going to give you the grace to bear because the reason he'd given in the forward was to humbling so he knew that his strength was not in himself but in his God, and then when it comes to the matter of salvation. We talked about the futility of depending upon human effort and moral reform. The apostle said in Titus chapter 1 of the second verse in hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot live, promised before the world began in first Timothy 115 he says this is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation the Christ Jesus came the world to save sinners. I am chief electric news, if you know your center. Obviously of a person is self-righteous pharisaical defendant night. There are some churches that took the word count of amazing grace that referred to sinners is a rich saying that's not a healthy attitude. You shouldn't think that way about yourself.the pin those words knew what it was to sink to the depth of sin, and so when we see ourselves as written sinners. Then when we hear he came to save the very center ice that's the gospel it's what I love you here. That's the good news.

Hope in Jesus Christ and salvation through him, which is back his sovereign grace first Peter chapter 1 verse 18 for as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things such as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ as a lamb without blemish and without spot, who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you to back him to believe in God, that raised him from the dead and gave him glory, that your faith and might be in God, your faith and hope is not in yourself, not in church ordinances and rites and ceremonies but in Jesus Christ and him alone. Hope in salvation through Jesus and hope because this wonderful Savior says come on the me. Matthew 1128, the me all ye that labor and are heavenly. And I will give you rest. Sometimes when a person is rooted and humbled by the convicting power of the Holy Spirit for the first time they really awaken to the fact I'm not nearly so special as I thought one time thought I was a good person. Now I see I have sinned I have offended God, I deserve nothing I would've 500s wrath for ever. If it's not for his mercy and grace than to hear this Savior, who is the friend of sinners says come unto me, I will give you rest your weary your heavy laden, the burdens of life, the burden of sin all wager down you come to Jesus and then the hope of his return to Cyprus to their and watch the feet of Jesus lift off the mountain as he ascended back to heaven and watched go through the clouds and angel appeared to certify standing here gazing this same Jesus that you see, he's coming back is coming back scoffer sale they been saying that for years. It can mean anything but God's Word plainly declares Titus chapter 2 verse 13 looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purifying to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good looking for that blessed hope, what is the glorious appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, not days. When you become weary of all of the corruption in this whole world and even the sinful nature with in you that wears you down and it's a whole. Even so, come quickly, Lord, what a wonderful tail would be for Jesus Christ to come back that in the book of first Thessalonians chapter 4 speaks of this hope, but I would not have you to be ignorant, rather than concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope of as a when a loved one dies were going to grieve. But he says you're not going to grieve in despair because you sorrow not as those that have no hope you have hope for if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you, with the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain on the coming of the Lord shall not prevent the precedent which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall ascend from heaven with a shout of the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so shall we ever meet with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. These are the very words, God, these are the words God has provided to give us comfort our loved ones and friends going on the other side, the God of hope when you discourage your burden down when you're struggling with things it can understand. Remember this the God that we worship is the God of hope. The hymn writer says, my hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus when darkness seems to hide his face. I rest on his unchanging grace in every time Stormie Gail my anchor holes within the vein.

His oath his company. His blood support me in the whelming flood when all around my soul gives way. He then is all my hope and stay when he shall come with trumpet sound only. I've been in him be found rest in his righteousness alone, faultless to stand for the my hope is built on nothing less. He is the God of hope, how good to know that God identifies himself as being the God of hope. So no matter what our challenges may be, no matter how dark the times there is brightness ahead because our trust is in the living God. If you would like to get this complete message on CD request when writing this paragraphs is the Baptist Bible, how 17 oh 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 hope to be back with us at the same time tomorrow.

Until then, this is the same. Bradley Junior bidding you goodbye and may God bless you and he will be in a in a

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