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United Part 11: Hope Always Advances

January 6, 2013 Pastor: Ryan Rice Series: United

Topic: Romans Scripture: Romans 8:28–8:28

HOPE ALWAYS ADVANCES

#1 God sovereignly works together all things for our good (3)

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 ESV)

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. (James 1:2-3 ESV)

Always look and listen to God’s word to advance hope in your life

#2 God gives us the power and a picture to endure. (4a)

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 ESV)

Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. (Hebrews 12:1b-3)

Always gather, to grow and go with one another to advance hope

#3 God continuously works on our character (4b,5)

[6] And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6 ESV)

Always celebrate God’s progress in one another