Sunday School

 

June 21, 2020 Minister Timothy Jennings

THE TESTIMONY OF OUR HOPE

THE POINT OF OUR HOPE IS TO LEAD OTHERS TO CHRIST. OUR LIVES ARE TO BE INDICATIVE OF JESUS CHRIST. 1PETER 3:15 BUT SANCTIFY THE LORD GOD IN YOUR HEARTS AND BE READY ALWAYS TO GIVE AN ANSWER TO EVERY MAN THAT ASKETH YOU A REASON OF THE HOPE THAT IS IN YOU WITH MEEKNESS AND FEAR. POINTING OTHERS TO CHRIST SHOULD BE OUR MAIN PRIORITY AFTER OUR LIVES IS ROOTED, GROUNDED AND CONSISTENTLY SURRENDERED ON A DAILY BASIS TO REFLECTING JESUS!!! MATTHEW 5:16 LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE BEFORE MEN, THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN. JESUS IS THAT LIGHT THAT SHINES THROUGH YOU. HOWEVER, YOU MUST ALLOW HIM TO RADIATE THROUGH YOU WHICH REQUIRES A DYING DAILY AND A RESILIENCE TO MORTIFY THE DEEDS OF YOUR FLESH. WHICH WARS AGAINST THE SPIRIT. UNDERSTAND…

THERE IS A CONSTANT BATTLE THAT RAGES AGAINST YOU TO BECOME A PURE AND LIVING EXAMPLE OF JESUS AND YOU HAVE TO BE JUST AS ADAMANT… TO LIVE CHRIST AS THE ENEMY IS TO KEEP YOU FROM LIVING CHRIST JESUS.

1 PETER 5:8 BE SOBER,(TO BE OF SOUND AND STABLE MIND) BE VIGILANT,(KEEP CAREFUL WATCH FOR POSSIBLE DIFFICULTIES OR DANGER) BECAUSE YOUR ADVERSARY THE DEVIL, AS A ROARING LION, WALKETH ABOUT, SEEKING WHOM HE MAY DEVOUR.

DON’T EVER ALLOW YOURSELF TO BECOME A CASUALTY IN BATTLE. DYING IS NOT ALWAYS THE END RESULT OF BECOMING A CASUALTY. KEEP IN MIND THE ENEMY DESIRES NOTHING MORE THAN TO KILL YOU, HOWEVER IF HE CAN’T ACCOMPLISH THAT MISSION HE WILL TRY TO MAKE YOU A CASUALTY IN YOUR EFFECTIVENESS TO SHOW JESUS TO OTHERS THROUGH YOUR LIFE.

A LIFE SURRENDERED… IS A LIFE THAT’S EFFECTIVE!!! 

“ALL THESE THINGS CAN ONLY BE DONE THROUGH JESUS”.  JOHN 15:5 I AM THE VINE AND YOU ARE THE BRANCHES. THE ONE WHO REMAINS IN ME AND I IN HIM, WILL BEAR MUCH FRUIT. FOR APART FROM ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING.                                                                                                                            

WE MUST ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT OUR HOPE IN JESUS IS SURE AND WE DON’T JUST HAVE HOPE ALONE BUT WE HAVE THIS CONFIDENCE…

PHILIPPIANS 1:6 BEING CONFIDENT OF THIS VERY THING, THAT HE WHICH HATH BEGUN A GOOD WORK IN YOU WILL PERFORM IT UNTIL THE DAY OF JESUS CHRIST. AND NOT IN THIS LIFE ONLY DO WE HAVE HOPE…

1 CORINTHIANS 15:19 IF IN THIS LIFE ONLY WE WE HAVE HOPE IN CHRIST, WE ARE OF ALL MEN MOST MISERABLE!  “BE STRONG KEEP THE FAITH” YOUR LABOR IS NOT IN VAIN!!! REFUSE TO BE DENIED OF YOUR RIGHT TO SHOW JESUS TO A WORLD THAT’S LOOKING FOR HOPE!! CAN THAT HOPE BE FOUND IN YOU??? CAN SOMEONE SAY TO YOU ARE YOU THE DELIVERER… OR DO WE LOOK FOR ANOTHER?

YOU WERE SET FREE TO TO BRING FREEDOM TO THOSE WHO ARE STILL IN BONDAGE, YOU WERE SET FREE TO BRING LIGHT… THAT LIGHT IS JESUS TO SOMEONE’S DARK SITUATION!! YOU WERE SET FREE BECAUSE YOU WERE CHOSEN TO BE A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD A HOLY NATION A PECULIAR PEOPLE, TO SHOW FORTH THE PRAISES OF HIM WHO HATH CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELLOUS LIGHT. THIS IS THE HOUR LIKE NEVER BEFORE TO BE IN JESUS AND MAKE SURE JESUS IS IN YOU!!! WHATEVER YOU HAVE TO LET GO OF TO NOT COMPROMISE RIGHTEOUSNESS…. “LET IT GO”!!! YOUR SOUL IS MORE VALUABLE!

YOU ARE A WINNER AND YOU WILL WIN!! KINGDOM BLESSINGS!  SERVANT,