There is HOPE

In this Easter message, Pastor Bob brought home the message Christ brought us from the cross: There is hope for all who call on His name.

There is Hope Because Jesus:

  • Meets us where we are.

  • Brings us Peace.

  • Shows us how much he loves us.

  • Empowers us with the Holy Spirit

  • Helps us to believe.

I Experience God’s Hope By:

  1. Acknowledging that I am a sinner and that my sin separates me from God.

  2. Believing that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that Jesus died for my sins.

  3. Committing to becoming a follower of Jesus and thus becoming like Jesus.

Key Verses:

John 20:19-31

“On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. Again, Jesus said, “Peace be with you!” “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven. Now Thomas (also known as Didymus) one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So, the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

I John 3:16

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.

Romans 10:9

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.