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Our Living Hope

Not sure what happens with my blog...or me writing my blog! Can't believe I've been away from it for almost two months. Oh well, no condemnation! Let's pick it up and start again :)
Yesterday was a great day in Church! I was so challenged and encouraged - I love Sundays and all the different ways God shows His love and who he is to us. Natalie Jones preached at both our morning meetings in Bracknell , she gave such a good message on generosity, be sure to catch it when the podcast comes on our website, but for now, watch a summary of Natalie's preach
At the 6pm meeting, we had Paul Manwaring sharing about culture : the 4 Gamechangers - again, a really challenging message to check out if you didn't get to hear it live.

I wore my HOPE earrings yesterday - sometimes I deliberately choose to wear them as a practical symbol that I am choosing HOPE - that I choose Jesus, I choose trust, I choose hope.
I'm so glad I did, as throughout the day I felt God speak to me about HOPE.
We sang this new song, Living Hope.

I know that HOPE was our REAL theme back in June, but I really felt that God wanted to remind me of the truths that we shared then,that it's an eternal message, not just for REAL. So, unapologetically, I'm going to direct you to the REAL2018 recordings, and encourage you to make the time to listen to some of the messages,whether again, or perhaps for the first time. 

My key message was based on Hebrews 6:19 "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain," 
·       Are the circumstances of life crashing over you like huge waves? You have an anchor!
·       Do you feel adrift? Tossing and turning? You have an anchor!
·       Is there so much noise that you can barely hear God? You have an anchor!
·       If you’re feeling like everything’s hopeless, you can be hopeful again
·       If you’ve been disappointed, dare to hope again
·       If you’re in a storm – here is an anchor – hold on!
·       Do you feel powerless with no direction? You have an anchor!
·       You can be ready for the storms coming – you have an anchor!
·       You don’t need to fear the future, you have an anchor!
·       An anchor for today
·       An anchor for tomorrow
·       An anchor for your marriage
·       An anchor for your identity
·       An anchor for your finances and career
·       An anchor for your family
·       An anchor for your health

·       An anchor for your soul

We all need HOPE.
Jesus Christ is our Real hope
He is our Living hope.

“This hope is not a disappointing fantasy because we can now experience the endless love of God cascading into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who lives in us! Rom 5:5 (TPT)

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