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"A Summer of Promise"

My preaching goal for this summer is to focus on some of the significant promises of God which are found in the Bible.
2 PETER 1. 3-4, SPEAKS OF GOD’S PROMISES: His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
VERY GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES! Wow! We sure do have some. Here are some that we are or will be learning about : Eternal Life, a Love that can never be taken away, the Promise of Prayer (without fear), the promise of peace, the promise of God’s guidance through difficulties, the promise of forgiveness, the promise of the Father’s house, and several others.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO KNOW THE PROMISES OF GOD? His promises are filled with hope. They are powerful, and meaningful when our life is in turmoil. When we need strength, or when we need encouragement, God’s promises give us hope and sense of future. God’s promises help move us closer to the Savior, and farther away from sinful things and actions. God’s promises can give us joy, and love for others.
Hebrews 10.23 says, Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.
WE CAN DEPEND ON GOD. God is FAITHFUL and DEPENDABLE. In our difficulties…in our trials and insecurities, there is strength and courage. Psalm 4.8 says, I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. There is LIFE, as we stand on God’s promises. Jesus said, I have come that they (Jesus’ sheep) might have life, and have it to the full. (John. 10.10)
SO WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR LIFE? Good things? Answers to your prayers? Are you going through encouraging times? I hope so. God ‘s grace and mercy often come in very positive ways! God does promise blessings for those who walk in his ways, and who love him. Is the future a little unclear? Are you facing some new challenges due to your health, or family changes, or your job? Are you unsure about your family, or your loved one? Stand on the promises of God’s word!
IT IS GOOD TO HAVE SOME ASSURANCES. The future is not usually very clear, and because we know there are hard times to come. There are changes to come. There will be losses, and strife. It’s good to know that the Lord is my shepherd, and that he will lead me. It’s good to know that God is my light and my salvation, and that I need not be afraid. It’s good to have the promise that my Savior will never leave nor for-sake me. It’s good to know my prayers are heard, and that whatever my need I can “take it to the lord in prayer.”
THERE IS HOPE, AND PEACE, AND LIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE. There are many amazing promises that God has given us in His Word. May you discover the blessings they bring to your life. I hope this summer you will pick up your Bible and read. Then apply what you read to your life!




Our Service is a blend of traditional and contemporary. We sing traditional hymns and worship choruses. A message based on readings from the Bible is also shared each week.

(at Lake Manitou Spillway) 7:44am



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First Baptist Church of Rochester
1000 Main Street
Rochester, Indiana 46975