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Hope - Part 2 (2 of 2)
1 Peter 1:3
Story of woman talking to the Pastor as she leaves Sunday Service on Easter. How come everytime I attend all you ever preach about is the Birth of the Lord or His death and resurrection.
Good news there are other things come next week!
Man's deepest concern is life!
Man's deepest fear Death!
But between birth and death are all of his reasons to live.
Paul the Apostle declared in 1 Cor 13:13 three ingredients needed for life "And now abide faith, hope, love, these three..."(NKJ)
Hope is one of the key three.
Hopelessness though prevails in our society today!
That is the cause for
Heaven's Gate Tragedy!
(Reuter) "Officials piecing together the grim story of the Heaven's Gate cult suicides Friday released more bizarre details of a tragedy that has shocked the nation. Among new revelations were the fact that some of the males among the 39 victims had been castrated. Further investigation revealed that the cult leader Marshall Applewhite was fired from his post as a music professor at Houston's Catholic University of St. Thomas in 1970, after administrators learned he was in a homosexual relationship with a student.
Applewhite depressed and ashamed checked into a psychiatric hospital the following year and asked to be "cured" of his homosexual desires. It was there he met Bonnie Nettles, who became his spiritual companion and co-founder of the group. The couple renounced all sexuality and sought to purge it from their cult."
You can see his desperate reach for Hope.
Trying to find some answer for his own personal hopelessness!
Unfortunately he got the wrong answers!
If you are struggling with life. You are not alone. All of us do. But you need to take hope from the one that is the author of life. Your last failure is not the end. Your life is not hopeless and over. God has placed this powerful principal of resurrectio ...
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