Thrill of Hope HOPE: Love in our Weakness
Nate Drye   -  

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring
Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be
released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free,
19 and that the time of the lord’s favor has come.”
Luke 4:18-19 (NLT)

1 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred
and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.

2 I will give you a six figure salary, a spouse who lives to serve your every
whim, and children that will respect you always.

3 I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your
name great, so that you will be a blessing.

4 I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will
curse; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis
12:1-3 NRSV

HEBREW– To be blessed is to experience wholeness.
Do not ever confuse COPING with LIVING.
Jesus is the fulfilled promise for all blessing (wholeness).
Wholeness will never look like what you’ve already experienced.

Christmas= God wants wholeness for everyone.
“I am the light of the world…” John 8:12

We become what we worship, for better or worse.

We are as small as what we worship. You will reflect the image of what you organize your life around.
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, (19) and that the time of the lord’s favor has come.”
Luke 4:18-19 (NLT)