Narratives of Hope

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,

that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

Romans 15: 4
 

June 21 - Our Father Abraham : Galatians 3: 6 – 7 Narrative – Genesis 12: 1- 6

Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

also: Hebrews 13: 5; Luke 14: 26 (not able to record sermon)

 

June 28 – Doubt : Luke 9: 24 Narrative: Judges 6: 11- 40; 7:9 – 15

also: John 20: 19 - 29

 

July 5 - Given to Hospitality - Romans 12: 13 . Narrative - I Kings 17: 1- 16

Inscription on the Statue of Liberty by Emma Lazarus

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door. also : Hebrews 13: 2;

 

July 12 – God is able to do more than we can ask or think – Ephsians 3: 20 – 21. Narrative - II Kings 4: 1 – 7

also: Matthew 25: 14 – 26

 

July 19 - We are witnesses – Acts 1: 8 Narrative – II Kings 5: 1 – 19

also: John 4: 28 – 42

 

July 26 – Our Father knows our needs – Matthew 6:8 Narrative – Jonah 4

also: Romans 8: 16 – 39

 

August 2 – “"The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:6 Narrative – Daniel 3 also: Acts 12: 1- 11

 

August 9 - "If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” John 14: 14

Narrative: I Kings 17: 1; 18 . also Acts 12: 1 – 17; Proverbs 15: 29; James 5: 16 – 18.

 

August 16 - “God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble”. James 4: 6; I Peter 5: 5.

Narrative: Daniel 4 also Acts 12: 20 – 23 ; Ephesians 3: 20 – 21; Isaiah 42: 8.

 

August 30 - God does all for our benefit – Romans 8: 28 – 30

Narrative: Genesis 50: 14 – 21; also Habbakkuk 3: 17 - 19

 

September 6 – God's patience leads to repentance – Romans 2: 4; II Peter 3: 15

Narrative: II Kings 21; II Chronicles 33: 1 – 20 also – Luke 23: 39 - 43