Sermon | Hope Overflowing

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Sermon | Hope Overflowing

Humans can survive the loss of almost anything, but not the loss of hope.

In a world that over promises and under-delivers, where suffering seems to be on the rise, we all need a hope that endures. Without it, our joy, energy and courage simply evaporate.

The Christian faith is rooted in the work of salvation completed by our Triune God. When hope comes from God, it enables us to overcome even the most difficult of circumstances. Do we understand it? Can we get more of it?

In this sermon, Ines explores how, as Paul tell us, we can increase our hopefulness even when we experience great suffering. She teaches us that Christian hope is more than wishful thinking or naive optimism. Rather, Christian hope is the foundation of a purposeful existence that allows us to engage the world with courage.

In moments of suffering we are faced with a choice to reach out either to the loving hand of God or the fiery arrows of the Devil. Endurance arises out of our willingness to trust God and persevere in spite of challenges. The confidence that comes from our salvation also protects our mind from Satan’s tricks.

Over the past week, when did you experience the most hope? When did you struggle to hold on to it? And how is God calling you today to a greater faith?

This sermon was presented at Mariners Church Chapel in Irvine, CA.

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Ines Franklin
Ines Franklin
Ines Franklin is the president and founder of Trochia Ministries, an online Christian discipleship ministry. She is a lay teaching pastor at Mariners Church in Irvine. Ines completed a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is also a graduate of The Masters Program, a member of The Barnabas Group, and board member of Relevate Group Inc. Her experience includes business management, sales, marketing and paralegal services. Ines is passionate about spreading the Gospel, caring for the poor and helping Christians mature in their faith. She regularly shares her personal testimony of God’s grace and redemption. Ines mentors young women and leads a women's Bible study group. Ines and her husband Jim live in Irvine, California and have a blended family of five children and six grandchildren. 
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  • Chris
    March 23, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Your sermon on hope was amazing. I have been praying for several years for a husband, someone to grow old with. I attend a fantastic church. My children are grown and God has blessed me with 7 beautiful grandchildren. God is number one in my life although, there was a time when he was not. I cannot imagine starting my day without God. I look forward to reading the Trochia messages. Thank you for your devotion to this ministry.

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