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Verse 1
I count on one thing
The same God that never fails
Will not fail me now
You won’t fail me now
In the waiting
The same God who’s never late
Is working all things out
You’re working all things out

Chorus 1

Yes I will lift You high
In the lowest valley
Yes I will bless Your name
Yes I will sing for joy
When my heart is heavy
All my days yes I will


I choose to praise
To glorify glorify
The name of all names
That nothing can stand against


For all my days
Yes I will


CCLI Song # 7105442
Eddie Hoagland | Jonathan Smith | Mia Fieldes
© All Essential Music (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC)





Verse 1

I’ve heard a thousand stories
Of what they think You’re like
But I’ve heard the tender whisper
Of love in the dead of night
You tell me that You’re pleased
And that I’m never alone


You’re a Good Good Father
It’s who You are (3X)

And I’m loved by You
It’s who I am (3X)

Verse 2

I’ve seen many searching for answers
Far and wide
But I know we’re all searching for answers
Only You provide
Because You know just what we need
Before we say a word


You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways to us

Verse 3
Love so undeniable I can hardly speak
Peace so unexplainable I can hardly think
As You call me deeper still
As You call me deeper still
As You call me deeper still
Into love love love


CCLI Song # 7036612
Anthony Brown | Pat Barrett
© 2014 Capitol CMG Paragon (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)





TEACHER: Dr. Assad Saif

PASSAGE: 1 Peter 1:1-12



The Problem: Christianity gets treated lightly.



1 Peter 1:1-2 (NIV)

1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood:
Grace and peace be yours in abundance.


Main Point: Christ followers carry hope. (vv. 1-2)


Do you carry hope with you wherever you go?” Are you bringing hope?




1 Peter 1:3-5 (NIV)

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.


Observation 1: Born into hope with an inheritance. (vv. 3-5)


Death or intense pressure from the government to deny Christ or lose your home or business.


How does your inheritance from God inspire you or give you hope?




1 Peter 1:6-9 (NIV)

6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.


Observation 2: Cost is part of discipleship. (vv. 6-9)


Do you recognize the cost of your salvation?
What price have you paid for your salvation?




1 Peter 1:10-12 (NIV)

10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, 11 trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.


The Challenge: Take your salvation seriously. (vv. 10-12)


It is imperative that we take our faith seriously. We must not treat it lightly. We must not be cavalier with our faith, but intentional and serious. We can only be bringers of hope as we seek to bring hope to others.


~End of Sermon~





Verse 1
There’s nothing worth more that will ever come close
No thing can compare You’re our living hope
Your Presence


Verse 2
I’ve tasted and seen of the sweetest of loves
Where my heart becomes free and my shame is undone
In Your Presence Lord


Holy Spirit You are welcome here
Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
Your glory God is what our hearts long for
To be overcome by Your Presence Lord


Your Presence Lord


Your Presence Lord
Your Presence
Oh God how we love Your Presence Lord


Bridge 1
Let us become more aware of Your Presence
Let us experience the glory of Your goodness (Lord)


CCLI Song # 6087919
Bryan Torwalt | Katie Torwalt
© 2011 Capitol CMG Genesis (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)






Verse 1
How great the chasm that lay between us
How high the mountain I could not climb
In desperation I turned to heaven
And spoke Your name into the night
Then through the darkness Your loving-kindness
Tore through the shadows of my soul
The work is finished the end is written
Jesus Christ my living hope


Verse 2
Who could imagine so great a mercy
What heart could fathom such boundless grace
The God of ages stepped down from glory
To wear my sin and bear my shame
The cross has spoken I am forgiven
The King of kings calls me His own
Beautiful Savior I’m Yours forever
Jesus Christ my living hope


Chorus 1
Hallelujah praise the One who set me free
Hallelujah death has lost its grip on me
You have broken every chain
There’s salvation in Your name
Jesus Christ my living hope


Verse 3
Then came the morning that sealed the promise
Your buried body began to breathe
Out of the silence the Roaring Lion
Declared the grave has no claim on me
Jesus Yours is the victory whoa


Jesus Christ my living hope
Oh God You are my living hope


CCLI Song # 7106807
Brian Johnson | Phil Wickham
© 2017 Phil Wickham Music (Fair Trade Music Publishing [c/o Essential Music Publishing LLC])


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