Message of Hope: Week 1, Thursday

One day Jesus spoke of John the Baptizer, he pressed the people several times for an answer, “What did you go out to see?” Today when you come to church, what is your hope; what do you seek? are you fed up, sad, or worried? Is it hope you seek? The Holy Spirit is here–ready and willing to speak life to you! It is the Holy Spirit that spoke through the prophets and used John to get people used to the idea that Jesus is coming! And this is what Jesus says about John, “if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.” John was more than a cultural oddity because he announced the hope of the world! (Matthew 11:7-15)

“See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty. (Malachi 3:1)

My soul finds rest in God alone;

my salvation come from him.

He alone is my rock and my salvation;

he is my fortress, I will never be shaken…

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;

my hope comes from him.

Amen! (Psalm 62:1-2, 5)

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