Finding Hope in a Hopeless World Pt. 2: The Solution

It’s easy to look at the World and grow envious. They seem to have it all, the best cars, the best house, the best jobs, and all the connections. They never have to worry about paying bills or how they’re going to feed their families. The World seems to prosper as the Church struggles, leaving us discouraged and feeling hopeless. But how can we find hope in these seemingly hopeless times? Join Rev. Kenny Yates as he opens our eyes to the light at the end of this dark tunnel in the second part of his fiery message series, Finding Hope In A Hopeless World: The Solution.

Psalms 73:1–19
2 Thessalonians 1:9
Mark 9:47-48
Revelation 21:8
Matthew 25:41
Matthew 8:12
Matthew 13:41-42
Revelation 20:10
Revelation 3:15–22
Psalms 73
2 Corinthians 4:17
Romans 8:38–39
Ephesians 6:13–18

Finding Hope In A Hopeless World

Questions To Ask Yourself

How you answer these questions determines who you have a relationship with and where you will spend eternity.

  1. How much time do you spend with God (Reading your Bible, Going to Church, Praying, Worship, etc.)?
  2. How much time do you spend with secular things (watching T.V./movies, reading books/magazines, playing games, watching/playing sports, etc.)
  3. How much do you know about God?
    • Do you know His likes and dislikes (sin vs. righteousness)?
    • Can you quote Scripture?
    • Do you know His plan for your life?
    • Do you know Him?
  4. How much do you know about the World?
    • How many secular song lyrics do you know?
    • How many movie lines can you quote?
    • How many celebrities, sports stars, singers/musicians, actors, etc., do you know random facts about?
    • How many different kinds of cars, guitars, designers, etc., do you know?

What you spend your time, money, emotions, hard work, etc. on will tell you where your heart is. And where your heart is, so will your soul be also.

Verses About Hope

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him”—

1 Corinthians 2:9

17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

Revelation 21:4

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I was reading a book about life for a Christian under Communism. And the story was about these women who had been arrested for being Christians. They were beaten and given long, hard hours of work. And after they worked their strenuous 14-hour day of hard labor, they gathered together for prayer and worship. It didn’t matter to them that they were exhausted. It didn’t matter to them that they would face more persecution and torture. Even though it was forbidden, they couldn’t wait to worship and pray. They couldn’t wait to enter into the presence of their God because they knew they would be renewed in His presence.

Then I thought about us here in the West, with our freedoms and our easy loads compared to theirs. We can hardly make it out to church on a Sunday morning, and forget about midweek service.

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