Hope in the Lord's Mercy
Type of Event: Worship Service: Sermon only
Date Recorded: April 24, 2022
Location: Bryn Athyn Cathedral
Have you ever lost hope? Hope is vital to the human condition, and it is tied very directly to the Lord's mercy and care for each one of us, so it is wise to maintain hope. The hells love for us to lose all hope and to think that we are beyond help, so it is important for us to remember to trust in the sure promise of teh mercy of the Lord! But is mere hope in the Lord's mercy without action on our part enough to save us? Receiving mercy from the Lord requires some positive action on our part. Hoping in pure mercy apart from means in the long run will demoralize us, but hoping in the Lord's Word will continually rejuvenate us in our times of doubt.
Lessons and text
Lessons: Psalm 33:13-22, Jeremiah 29:10-11, Jeremiah 31:16-17, Zechariah 9:9-16, Mark 8:31-35, John 10:11-18, John 14:1-3, Arcana Coelestia (AC) 2338.
Text: Psalm 33:18, 22