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Dec

A Hope and a Future: or, What about tomorrow?

Rev. Bob Buehler
Today’s Message
A Hope and a Future

Or, What About Tomorrow?

Jeremiah 29:11-14
29:11 For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.
29:12 Then when you call on me and come and pray to me, I will hear you.
29:13 When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart,
29:14 I will let you find me, says the LORD, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, says the LORD, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.

A Hope and a Future

A Hope and a Future:  The Promise to Israel

A letter to the exiles

God’s plans are very specific

A Hope and a Future:  God’s Plan: Eph. 1:9-14

…a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will..

A Hope and a Future:  How God’s Plan will be fulfilled

Then when you call on me and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me, if you seek me with all your heart.

A Hope and a Future:  What is He waiting for?

Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin? (Isaiah 58:7)
Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer. (Is. 58:9a)

A Hope and a Future:  Don’t Worry… He’s Got Us!

The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.
(Is. 58:11)

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