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The Means of Expectation is Believing (5 of 8)
Series: The X Factor
Introduction: We are building a lasting atmosphere of personal Holy Spirit expectation into and around our life. Romans 15:13 has yielded several important insights already; The Foundation of Expectation is Desire, The Focus of Expectation is People, The Time for Expectation is Now, and The Source of Expectation is God. Now, the message we will examine today is, The Means of Expectation is Believing. The connection to your expectation visitation is "believing" that you can and will abound in hope and abound in expectation. Believing is essential to expecting. We can live without many things, but we cannot live without hope, believing that God is at work in us and for us. God is building a blessed future for us. God is our source for believing.
I. UNDERSTANDING EXPECTATION
A. KEY SCRIPTURE
1. Rom. 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
2. Rom. 15:13, Message: Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!
3. To have a strong desire and be filled with anticipation and confidence in obtaining what is hoped for and expected.
B. ROMANS 15:13 AND BELIEVING
1. Key phrases:
a. Believing you may abound in hope
b. So that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit…
c. Believing, resulting in your super-abounding in the fullness of new expectations…
2. Belief vs. unbelief
a. Believing knocks on the door.
b. Unbelief stands at the door and reasons.
c. Believing expects the door to open.
d. Unbelief expects the door to stay closed, so it walks away.
a. To have absolute trust in the words of another
b. To have a firm conviction as to the ability of someone
c. To be dependable, faithful, cr ...
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