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HOPE FOR A PURE HEART
By Pastor Fenton Moorhead
... a hope. I, when we began the series in our new worship center last year I preached, Faith, Hope
and Love. But this year is the Year of Hope, and folks, I've got stuck on Hope. And I'm excited about it,
because our world quite often people just live cynical lives, hardened lives, and they don't see any hope for
our country, or for their family, or schools. It's sad to feel that way. And I know there's a lot of negative
painful things going on out there, but I want us to reaffirm that our God is a God of all hope, God of all
Let's stand together, and our theme verse for this year, we're going to read it together from
Jeremiah 29:11-13, it's the verse there at the top of your outline. And let's reaffirm that we believe God is a
God of hope. Read it aloud with me. Now, if you're going to read this, this is the Word of God, it's meant
to be read with faith. And the word "enthusiasm" means to be in God, it's two words, en-thusias, in God,
enthusiasm, let's read it with enthusiasm.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, and not to harm you;
plans to give you
hope and a future. Then you will call upon Me, and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will
seek Me and find me, when you seek Me with all your heart."
Okay, let's pray together. "Lord, we want today to have an undivided heart. We want to come
before you with what your scripture calls a pure heart, a heart that is total in terms of devotion to you, our
intention is not only to know your will, but to live out your will. Lord, we want to be so in love with you,
and your ways, that we always choose your way above our own. Lord, we know that this is the route, the
shear joy in other routes are dead ends and detours. So show us again today that beautiful, beautiful pict ...
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