Get To Work Part 3 “Invite People to Hope”

Get to Work – Part 3

Invite People to Hope

When God’s purpose for the church is ________________, the church will often be ______________.

We’ve been challenged to “Get to Work” through the words of _______________ Himself.  Luke 4:17-21

17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,     because he has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners     and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, 19     to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”[a]

20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

Like Jesus, if we get this right, we should expect ___________________.

So far, we’ve looked at two purposes of the church:

          P_______________  the gospel.

The church is the __________ way to present the gospel.

S________________ the poor.

Followers of Jesus have always been known for their     _______________ and _______________.

The last phrase of Jesus’ words leads me to the third purpose:

I________________ others to hope.

The American church is ______________ to offer hope.

Only __________ of church members invite an unchurched person to their church in a given year, yet _________ of unchurched people are at least somewhat likely to attend if invited.

What kind of hope can we offer?

God offers a ___________ hope.

What we can tell people about Jesus is      __________________ true.

What other hope could be more __________________?

What does it say about me if I am ________________ on        this hope instead of ________________ this hope?

1 Peter 3:15

15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

_______________ Jesus and get ______________.

_______________ Jesus and get ______________.

God offers a _________________ hope.  1 Peter 1:3

Praise to God for a Living Hope

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,

Will you ________________ this hope?

Will you invite people to _______________ this hope?