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Hope-4

Hope
Part 4
Hope of Gods power

Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Ephesians 3:20 “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”

Isaiah 40:28-31 NIV “Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

1. The evidence of his power.

verse 28 “The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the earth.”

verse 26 “Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
    Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
    and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
    not one of them is missing.”

Psalm 19:1-2 “The heavens are telling the glory of God, they are a marvelous display of His craftsmanship, night and day they keep telling about God.”

2. The expanse of his power.

verse 28 “He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.”
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

2 Corinthians 12:9 “His power is made perfect in our weakness.”

  1. His power is better than my best.

verse 30 “Even youths grow tired and weary…”

b. His power is better than my worst.

verse 30 “ “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall”

3. The exchange of His power.

verse 29
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.’

verse 30-31 “Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
but those who
hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.”

1 Corinthians 4:20 NLT “For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.”

How do I live out God’s power in my life?

1. Time in God’s presence.

verse 31
“those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength …”

2. Trust in his promise.

verse 31
“those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength …”