2020 – SUNDAY 05 APRIL
WE ARE NOT GIVING UP
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Message.
So we’re not giving up.
How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us – on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.
FALLING APART ON THE OUTSIDE
When everything is falling apart on the outside – remember the word declares that God will shake all things – and only those things that cannot be shaken will remain.
GOD IS MAKING NEW LIFE ON THE INSIDE
We are changed from glory to glory in every situation as we hide ourselves in Christ.
New life – new wisdom – new strength all become our portion as we stay strong in faith.
Abundant all sufficient grace is the promise of our Lord Jesus to His disciples.
Grace unfolds in our lives – through faith – to meet every situation and challenge.
HARD TIMES ARE FOR A SEASON
The pain of present hardship feels so real and intimidating.
Yet we are taught it is but for a moment. In this world we will have trials and tribulations – but be of good cheer – Jesus has overcome the world
LAVISH CELEBRATIONS IN CHRIST ARE ETERNAL
The things we can’t see last forever. The things we see – with the eye of faith – always cause us to focus on the eternal plan of Jesus for His beloved bride – the church.
CONCLUSION – WE WIN