1601 South 13th Road · Arlington, VA 22204

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Sun, Apr 19, 2020

The ABCs of Hope

He is Risen and we rejoice! On this glorious Easter Sunday morning, our pastor takes his text from a passage of scripture that focuses on the fundamentals of Christianity. 1 Corinthians 15: 3-11 contain the “ABCs” of hope for believers. This back-to-basics sermon is just what we needed to quiet the gnawing skepticism that can diminish our faith and hope for brighter days. We first learn that we must make Jesus a matter of priority. Living a life led by Christ is the primary source of our hope. Even in the midst of this global, life-altering crisis, hope is not lost. Jesus loved us enough to die on the cross to save us from our sins. We in turn should make our blessed Savior our life’s greatest priority. Secondly, it is a matter of perspective. We know of Jesus’ death because the bible tells us he was crucified and buried in a tomb. Though Christ died on that old rugged cross, the gospel also tells us God raised him from the dead. Therefore, we know that even in death there is good news. In the midst of the devastating losses we hear of daily, goodness does exist. With the right perspective we recognize that God is at work. This can be a time to renew and restore relationships and rediscover what matters most in our lives. Jesus appeared to his apostles and followers after his resurrection, and he was present with them. Today, his presence is unleashed among us as well. We know that Jesus is real. How do we know since he does not walk among us? Well, we can feel his presence deep, deep down in our hearts. And that is why, my fellow believers, we always have hope!
Duration:25 mins 2 secs

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Mount Olive Baptist Church

1601 South 13th Road
Arlington, VA 22204