Sermons on Hope/Expectation
John 11 — Jesus’ last and greatest miracle (Lazarus) pointed to the glory of God in his own death and resurrection.
Luke 1:46-56 — Mary’s “Magnificat” finds God’s faithfulness as a source of joy in the midst of the burdens of this world.
Joel 3:1-2; Matthew 21:1-11 — The events of Palm Sunday invite us to examine our expectations and re-align them to God’s will and Word.
Joel 2:28-32 — We are living during the “end time” of God’s victory and judgment over sin and death in which God has empowered us through His Spirit to be part of God’s merciful and redeeming work.
Joel 2:1-17; Matthew 4:8-10 — We continue to face struggles and sin; lament, repentance, and worship lead us to HOPE!
Joel 1:13-20; Matthew 4:5-7 — We lament suffering and loss and consider how we might repent to renew our trust in the Lord.
Luke 2:25; Isaiah 49 — Simeon demonstrates how to learn about, trust, and experience God.
Psalm 98 — We rejoice because of God’s merciful and compassionate salvation and judgment.
Psalm 33 — A Hebrew song equips us for hope in the Lord.
Revelation 21; 1 Cor. 15 — A look at the here-and-now implications of our future restoration by God: being and bearing first fruits in the world.