The Promise of Hope

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Dec. 02

Sermon Outline

THE PROMISE OF HOPE

Isaiah 59:1-21

Introduction: We all need hope in order to live. Hope is an expectation and has an object, something or someone we put it in. Isaiah the prophet, in pointing to the Christmas event, is telling us where hope is to be found in a four part drama.

  • I.BLAMING GOD (v. 1)
  • A.Questioning God’s Faithfulness
  • B.We Distance Ourselves From the Lord
  • II.GOD’S RESPONSE
  • A.Our Sin Separates Us From the Lord
  • B.What Happens When We Harbor/Excuse Sin
  • Inner tension Denial
  • Rationalize/redefine Harden our Hearts
  • C.The Problem Lies Within Us
  • III.CONFESSION AND REPENTANCE (vv. 9-15)
  • A.Hitting Rock Bottom: Finding Hope in Hopelessness
  • B.Confession: Agreeing with God
  • C.Repentance: Changing Direction
  • IV.GOD’S PROMISE OF HOPE (vv. 16-21)
  • A.Hope Is Found in a PERSON (vv. 16-20)
  • B.Hope Is Found in the PROMISE (v. 21)

Conclusion: Are you looking for hope to face and live in the future? Where have you been putting your hope? Are you looking for hope in the wrong places? Are you willing to acknowledge your transgressions and new to return to the Lord?