Fresh Hope – 18th June 2018

Today, every one of us is hoping for a better tomorrow…but is that day ever going to come?

 The answer is a resounding yes!

 In fact, it’s waiting to happen for you right now, as every tomorrow has to find itself wrapped up in one of your today’s.

 In John chapter one, each new section begins with the same three words …the next day.

 ‘The next day’ appears three times in that chapter.

 Maybe your life is punctuated only by those three words…the next day. It’s possible that your very existence is being rolled into one big mundane experience.

 It would seem from its description, that each of these days is staring right back at us and declaring that today will just be ‘business as usual’. But then comes that breakthrough moment, a moment when the mundane ceases, and the miraculous comes knocking on our door.

 John Chapter two opens with a brand new set of words… ‘on the third day’.

 These four words not only open the curtains to a new day, but a day that announces fresh hope for us all.

 On this particular third day, Jesus performed His very first miracle for two very ordinary people at their wedding

 Today, Jesus has a third day waiting for you too, no matter how ordinary you may feel, as we realise that at the very heart of the Christian message is a third day on which Jesus Himself rose from the dead.

 Today, I want to encourage you to be full of expectation that your third day is waiting just around the corner…meanwhile, enjoy every moment as you wait patiently for what is already on its way.

 Romans 8:11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.

 

 Pastor Mark

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