Truth in Love - P7

Certain Hope

By Senior Pastor Phreddie Minnifield, October 10, 2021

What is certain hope?

  • It’s the kind the Bible talks about
    • Certain hope
    • This is hope that you can anchor your life to. knowing for certain that what you hope in is solid it has substance and evidence

Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)

  • Faith is substance, if you have faith for something it’s because it exists

    • Certain Hope is future unseen assurance,
    • This hope is brought into the seen realm by faith.
  • Certain Hope produces peace Romans 5:1-2 AMPC

  • Certain Hope gives us stability Colossians 1:23 (NKJV)

1 Peter 1:20-21 (NKJV)

Why is Hope so important?

  • Hope is the rope we hang on to as our faith is rising

  • Faith comes by hearing the Word

    • That’s why teaching, preaching and healing is so important Matthew 9:35-36 (NKJV)
  • In the middle of the miracles, Jesus was heartbroken at the sight of the mass amount of people who were weary and scattered

    • God’s design for the Body of Christ is Strength and Unity NOT weary and scattered

Galatians 6:9 (NKJV), Psalm 31:24 (NKJV)

  • Hope is important because the great awakening requires God’s people to be courageous, strong, certain and settled
    • Don’t get weary, don’t lose hope

Certain Hope embraces God’s Love Galatians 5:6 (NKJV)

  • God’s Love – True Love (agape) leads to action, for God so loved you, that He gave
    • The evidence of True Love is generosity 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NKJV).

    • Certain Hope is based on God’s promises given to us, not our feelings, wishes or circumstances Hebrews 6:19 (NKJV) 

    • Certain Hope is an Anchor An anchor serves two main purposes:

      • To keep a ship from drifting away
      • To add stability in stormy weather.

How to anchor your life in Certain Hope

  • Trust God - Hebrews 6:18 (NKJV)
    • Certain hope is anchored in the absolute truth that God can’t lie.
  • Un-friend Fear
    • Turn you back on fear - 2 Timothy 1:7
    • Every time fear comes to you, it’s not of God and it is not welcomed to stay in your life you have a choice!
  • Use your Power
    • There’s Power in the Word Romans 1:16-17
  • Keep planting seeds 1 Peter 1:23 
    • Use the Word of God when you interact with people on a daily basis
    • The incorruptible seed brings an ever-living harvest, but it has to be planted
  • Take Authority
    • Bind the influence of the god of this world who tries to blind people to spiritual truth - 2 Corinthians 4:4(NKJV) 
  • Shine John 8:12(NKJV)
    • Jesus took the sin and the shame on our behalf so that we could light up the world
  • Seek the Kingdom First - Matthew 6:33YLT