“The Reasons” – January 1, 2017

“The Reasons” – January 1, 2017

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, 1 Corinthians 13:13

“Jesus is my reason…”
Psalm 118:27
“The Lord is God and has given us light. Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.”
Psalms 118:27 HCSB
  1. The first cord
    1. Faith 
      1. Cord of CONVICTION
          • Notice faith…
            • Hebrews 11:1
              1. Defined
              2. Demanded
                • Hebrews 11:6
              3. Demonstrated
  2. The second cord
    1. Hope
      1. Cord of CONFIDENCE
          • Notice hope’s…
            1. Features
            2. Focus
              • Psalm 119:89
              • Matthew 24:35
                • BELIEVE GOD’S WORD!
            3. Future
              1. His return
                • Titus 2:13
              2. Heaven’s return
                • 1 Peter 1:5
                • John 14:1
  3. The third cord
    1. Love
      1. Cord of CHRISTLIKENESS 
          • Notice love’s…
            1. Nature
              • 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
            2. Necessity