Four truths about hope: 1) Hope stirs what is deepest; meaning and live. 2) What is deepest is the desire to know God. 3) Life that desires to know God will survive every trial we’ll ever experience on this planet. 4) True spirituality and how we discover our passion for God in order to live it out.
Using Joshua’s life Larry draws three principles about accessing the power of contentment. Joshua was rescued by God’s power (salvation). Joshua did not cop out of his responsibilities. Finally, Joshua accepted without complaint a difficult circumstance.
Character develops by shifting from being controlled by fear to being controlled by truth. Live your life in such a way that if God’s Word isn’t true, you will be destroyed. Only by trusting fully in the promises of God will the truth of God become a reality.
Larry begins with illustrations of illegitimate discouragement and ways to engage the discouraged. His two points in this tape are the power of presence and words to encourage others. Want to see more encouragement in community? Start with a few people.