Hope For Tomorrow Communion – sermon video audio notes

Hope For Tomorrow Communion -- sermon video audio notes -- Our Lord would be arrested, executed by crucifixion, and buried. It would seem everything they thought and dreamed happening concerning all Jesus told them and the kingdom coming was only a dream. However, through communion, Jesus planted hope for tomorrow deep within them and hope would shortly come alive. Our hope is alive.

Hope For Tomorrow Communion -- sermon video audio notes

Hope For Tomorrow Communion - sermon video audio notes

Scriptures: Romans 15:13; Luke 22:14-20

Logo

Life Gate Church Reaching Up and Reaching Out

Hope For Tomorrow Communion - sermon video

Hope for Tomorrow - Communion - By Delbert Young

Hope For Tomorrow Communion - sermon notes

Be A Dreamer

Be A Dreamer by Delbert Young

Dream big and watch your dream come true

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Delbert Young

How to Know Yourself and Others Through Temperament: Know Why You Do What You Do and Why

Grace

Grace the Throne of God by Delbert Young

The Bible refers to God's grace as God's throne - "throne of grace" - where the believer enters boldly.

Have You Received the Holy Spirit

Have Your Received the Holy Spirit Since You Believed by Delbert Young

Do you have questions about receiving the Holy Spirit and tongues. I can help you.

Power of Words

Power of Words by Delbert Young

Your words carry God’s life changing constructive life power, or they can carry death, evil, and destructive power.

Spike by Judy Young

Children love this story. It's also a great tool for parents. Jennifer G. from Florida says...

Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual Warfare by Delbert Young

Spiritual warfare deals with angels and demons. It deals with God and Satan. It deals with you and me...

The Favor of God

The Favor of God by Delbert Young

Psalm 84:11 relates God's Favor to God being our Sun and Shield, but what is God's Favor? God’s Favor is His giving us favor with people as well as...

The Rapture by Delbert Young

Have you ever wanted to study the "rapture," but didn't know where to begin? This short book will help you.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ

The Revelation of Jesus Christ Volume 2 by Delbert Young

This is the first of three Great Visions God gave to Jesus to show to His servants (Rev 1:1).

The Revelation of Jesus Christ Volume 4

The Revelation of Jesus Christ Volume 4 by Delbert Young

This war was the Great Tribulation.We discuss The War of AD 70 and its relationship to...

The Revelation of Jesus Christ Volume 6

The Revelation of Jesus Christ Volume 6 by Delbert Young

John’s visits the spirit realm - the theme of the church in conflict with the dragon...

The Revelation of Jesus Christ Volume 8

The Revelation of Jesus Christ Volume 8 by Delbert Young

The fourth great vision concerns itself with the church who is the bride, the Lambs wife.

What Doth Hinder Me to be Baptized

What Doth Hinder Me to be Baptized by Delbert Young

This book is designed to help us understand water baptism, its purpose and answer questions...



Scriptures: Romans 15:13; Luke 22:14-20

A dad was late to his son’s little league baseball game. Upon arriving he ran to the dugout and asked his son the score. The boy said, “Eighteen to nothing. They’re winning.” The father shaking his head said, “Well. Don’t be discouraged.” “Why should I be discouraged?” the son answered. “We haven’t gotten to bat yet!”

I feel like that’s been this year for many of us. It’s been a crazy depressing year for Judy and me. Judy’s older sister died among other family issues. My younger sister died. Many of you have gone through all sorts of serious issues concerning your health, your families, and your finances. I want to tell you it may seem it’s eighteen to nothing, but we haven’t batted yet. We will win.

Judy and I are hoping the changing of the year will somehow help change the score. We’re hoping next year we’ll get to bat and everything will be better for all. I don’t know if the changing of the year has anything to do with changing how life rolls out, but I do know God has everything to do with how life rolls out. We serve the God of hope, so we’re putting our trust in God.

Romans 15:13 May the GOD OF HOPE fill you with all joy and peace as you TRUST IN HIM, so that you may overflow with HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit.

How many could use an “overflow with hope”? Our being filled with and overflowing with hope is dependent upon putting our trust in him. I can do that. I must and I believe you can do it too. Sometimes that’s all we can do.

It was interesting to me as I began thinking about what I wanted to share today I thought how Jesus, in his darkest and seemingly most hopeless time with the score eighteen to nothing, met with people he loved and instituted the New Covenant and brought hope for the future through communion. Only hours from his arrest and execution, we read,

Luke 22:14-20 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”…And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; DO THIS IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is THE NEW COVENANT in my blood, which is poured out for you.”

It would be through the Communion of the New Covenant that hope would spring. Only hours after this, the disciples would be at their most hopeless moment. Their Lord would be arrested, executed by crucifixion, and buried. It would seem everything they thought and dreamed happening concerning all Jesus told them and the kingdom coming was only a dream. However, through communion, Jesus planted hope deep within them and hope would shortly come alive. Our hope is alive.

Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me.” A major element of communion is remembering him. When we go into “remembrance” mode, we’re looking into the past. We remember what he did for us on the cross, but not only on the cross. We remember all God has done for us personally. We remember all those bad times when the score was eighteen to nothing, but somehow you rallied and won. It’s when we remember the past we can confidently move into the future where we come up to bat.

Yes, it’s been a crazy year for us and for many, but when I remember, I’ve seen marriages reconciled this year. I’ve seen physical healings take place. I’ve seen financial miracles happen this year. I’ve seen people come to Jesus in a way they never had before. Our family is probably doing better than ever. All of that’s exciting to me. The score really isn’t eighteen to nothing. It’s 100 to nothing and we’re winning. As I remember, my hope overflows. I have joy and peace because my Savior is alive.

As you come to communion today, recline at the table with the Lord, as it were. Go into remembrance mode. Take a moment and remember how God always came through for you. Put your trust in the God of hope and look forward. You will confidently move into your future. It’s your turn to bat.

Hope For Tomorrow Communion -- sermon video audio notes

Other Related Sermons:

 

Also see:

Sermons Change The World

Sermons by Delbert Young

About Life Gate Church

Divine Connections

Divine Connections by Delbert Young

Life is a series of Divine Connections. Don't miss yours.

God's Salvation

God's Salvation Through Jesus Christ by Delbert Young

The Lord yearns to set us free from the burdens and bondages of the world. It's called salvation.

Handling Difficult People

Handling Difficult People

Difficult people exist in every area of our lives. We must handle difficult people, or they will handle us.

Inside Yourself by Delbert Young

We may get knocked down on the outside, but the key to living in success is GETTING UP ON THE INSIDE. Get Inside Yourself

Praise and Worship

Praise and Worship by Delbert Young

Should mature believers praise and worship God the way scriptures instruct them? Let's learn how to praise our God.

Spike, Noah, and the Ark by Judy Young

Spike and Noah is a great children's book teaching them the amazing story about Noah

Stress

Stress by Delbert Young

Stress destroys a good, peaceful, enjoyable life and can cause physical sickness.. Let's talk about Scripturally dealing with stress.

The Great Tribulation and the Olivet Discourse

The Great Tribulation and the Olivet Discourse by Delbert Young

The disciples asked Jesus when he would come again. This is what Jesus told them.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ

The Revelation of Jesus Christ Volume 1 by Delbert Young

The Book of Revelation is about God giving Jesus Christ a revelation about Himself to...

The Revelation of Jesus Christ Volume 3

The Revelation of Jesus Christ Volume 3 by Delbert Young

This begins the second Great Vision given John. The Great Vision is the Lamb in the Throne.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ Volume 5

The Revelation of Jesus Christ Volume 5 by Delbert Young

Everything halts - silence. The hundred and forty-four thousand are sealed...

The Revelation of Jesus Christ Volume 7

The Revelation of Jesus Christ Volume 7 by Delbert Young

The Great Whore, Babylon, the Marriage Supper, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS

Tithes Offerings Alms

Tithes and Offering and Alms by Delbert Young

People know so little about the proper ways, whys, and benefits of giving. This book will help...

Why Shouldn't I be Baptized

Why Shouldn't I be Baptized? by Delbert Young

Water baptism - we know water baptism involves water, but most Christians are not positive what the water symbolizes and teaches.