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1 Empowering Passionate Disciples Equipping people to passionately Live like Jesus lived, Do what Jesus did, and Advance His kingdom together.

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4 Giving Witness to your Hope Peter’s Directive live a distinct life…be prepared with an answer to your Hope…1 Peter 3:15

5 Giving Witness to your Hope Make Disciples Matt 28:19 Seek (Luke 19:10) …Go (Matt 28:19) …As you go (Acts 8:4)

6 Giving Witness to your Hope distinct life + God’s heart + truth = powerful witness Distinct Living 1.Set Your Hope 2.Be Holy 3.Fear God 4.Love One Another

7 Giving Witness to your Hope GOD’S HEART distinct life + God’s heart + truth = powerful witness

8 Giving Witness to your Hope Video

9 Giving Witness to your Hope “PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE GREAT THINGS FOR GOD HAVE BEEN MOVED WITH HIS HEART!”

10 Giving Witness to your Hope God’s Heart – God’s Intellect Hebrews 5:7 (ESV) In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, John 11:33–35 (NLT) When Jesus saw her weeping and saw the other people wailing with her, a deep anger welled up within him, and he was deeply troubled. 34 “Where have you put him?” he asked them. They told him, “Lord, come and see.” 35 Then Jesus wept.

11 Giving Witness to your Hope God’s Heart Demonstrated 1.Redemptive History

12 Giving Witness to your Hope God’s Heart Demonstrated 1.Redemptive History 2.Scriptures Describe God’s Heart Towards His People… Zephaniah 3:17 (ESV) The L ORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

13 Giving Witness to your Hope God’s Heart Demonstrated 1.Redemptive History 2.Scriptures Describe God’s Heart Towards those who Reject Him… Isaiah 65:1 (NLT) The L ORD says, “I was ready to respond, but no one asked for help. I was ready to be found, but no one was looking for me. I said, ‘Here I am, here I am!’ to a nation that did not call on my name.

14 Giving Witness to your Hope God’s Heart Demonstrated 1.Redemptive History 2.Scriptures Describe God’s Heart Towards Broken and Burdened People… Matthew 9:36 (ESV) When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

15 Giving Witness to your Hope God’s Heart Demonstrated 1.Redemptive History 2.Scriptures Describe God’s Heart Towards People Facing Judgment… Luke 13:34 (ESV) O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!

16 Giving Witness to your Hope God’s Heart Demonstrated 1.Redemptive History 2.Scriptures Describe God’s Heart Towards People in Rebellion & Desperation… Luke 15:20 (ESV) And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.

17 Giving Witness to your Hope God’s Heart Demonstrated 1.Redemptive History 2.Scriptures Describe God’s Heart 3.God’s Heart for Unbelievers and Sinners Luke 15:1–2 (NLT) Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. 2 This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them!

18 Giving Witness to your Hope Our Heart Reflecting God’s Heart For Unbelievers & Sinners.

19 Giving Witness to your Hope God’s Heart Demonstrated 1.Redemptive History 2.Scriptures Describe God’s Heart 3.God’s Heart for Unbelievers and Sinners 4.God’s Seeking Heart Genesis 3:8–9 (NLT) When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the L ORD God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the L ORD God among the trees. 9 Then the L ORD God called to the man, “Where are you?”

20 Giving Witness to your Hope Our Heart Reflecting God’s Heart In a Seeking Posture

21 Giving Witness to your Hope God’s Heart Demonstrated 1.Redemptive History 2.Scriptures Describe God’s Heart 3.God’s Heart for Unbelievers and Sinners 4.God’s Seeking Heart 5.God’s Patience & Mercy toward Repentance

22 2 Peter 3:4, 9-10, 15 (NLT) They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.”... 9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment. 15 And remember, our Lord’s patience gives people time to be saved.

23 Giving Witness to your Hope God’s Heart Demonstrated 1.Redemptive History 2.Scriptures Describe God’s Heart 3.God’s Heart for Unbelievers and Sinners 4.God’s Seeking Heart 5.God’s Patience & Mercy toward Repentance 6.God’s Conflicted Heart in Judgment Hosea 11:8 (NLT) “Oh, how can I give you up, Israel? How can I let you go? How can I destroy you like Admah or demolish you like Zeboiim? My heart is torn within me, and my compassion overflows.

24 Giving Witness to your Hope Our Heart Reflecting God’s Heart For those under Judgment

25 Giving Witness to your Hope God’s Heart Demonstrated 1.Redemptive History 2.Scriptures Describe God’s Heart 3.God’s Heart for Unbelievers and Sinners 4.God’s Seeking Heart 5.God’s Patience & Mercy toward Repentance 6.God’s Conflicted Heart in Judgment 7.God’s Heart for Widows & Fatherless

26 Exodus 22:22–24 (ESV) You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child. 23 If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry, 24 and my wrath will burn, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless. Deuteronomy 14:28–29 (ESV) “At the end of every three years you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in the same year and lay it up within your towns the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your towns, shall come and eat and be filled, that the L ORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands that you do.

27 Giving Witness to your Hope Our Heart Reflecting God’s Heart For the widow and orphan.

28 Giving Witness to your Hope God’s Heart Demonstrated 5.God’s Patience & Mercy toward Repentance 6.God’s Conflicted Heart in Judgment 7.God’s Heart for Widows & Fatherless 8.God’s Heart for the Broken and Hopeless Jeremiah 8:21 (HCSB) I am broken by the brokenness of my dear people. I mourn; horror has taken hold of me.

29 Giving Witness to your Hope Our Heart Reflecting God’s Heart Our Heart for the Broken, Hopeless, and Enslaved.

30 Giving Witness to your Hope God pursues people with an unbroken love from a broken heart.

31 Context in Acts 2:42-47 Abiding In Christ Acts 2:41–43 (ESV) So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.

32 Context in Acts 2:42-47 Loving One Another Acts 2:44–47a (ESV) And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people.

33 Context in Acts 2:42-47 Witness to the World Acts 2:47 (ESV)... And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

34 The Power of Life Testimony Titus 2:10..., but showing all good faith so that they will adorn (kosmeo) the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect.

35 The Power of Life Testimony "They dwell in their own countries, but simply as sojourners.... They are in the flesh, but they do not live after the flesh. They pass their days on earth, but they are citizens of heaven. They obey the prescribed laws, and at the same time, they surpass the laws by their lives. They love all men but are persecuted by all. They are unknown and condemned. They are poor, yet they make many rich. They possess few things; yet, they abound in all. They are dishonored, but yet are honored.... And those who hate them are unable to give any reason for their hatred."

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