30 September: HOPE!

The strapline for this website is: ‘HOPE in Turbulent Times’, but I’m not sure how much I’m talking about either of these two. Then, I opened up today’s chapter…

READ ROMANS 15  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


Whatever life throws at us, whatever we have to endure and persevere through, whoever we are, and in whatever living environment, regardless of age or culture, whether we’re rich or poor, free or oppressed, and no matter what generation in human history, the Creator God’s epic storyline is a message of HOPE for our instruction. [v4] Nestled within teaching about our new ‘family culture’ – not living by the value system of this world, but instead changing over to live as migrants in a sub-culture guided by the value system of the Kingdom of our Father God [v5-8] – lovely words of HOPE catch my eye today…

“Now may the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you’ll abound in HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit.” [v13]

The Creator God’s Word is designed to be HOPE – the Hope Of People Everywhere. Why? What’s His plan? So that those who’ve not received news of Him will see; and those who’ve not heard, will understand! [v21]

Read more? … CLICK to follow “30 September – Additional Notes”

But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to speak directly with your God of Hope? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in Heaven, how great is Your name! Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…”

In You God, whose Word I praise, and in the Lord, whose word I praise—I trust in God and I’m not afraid. [Psalm 56:10-11a]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: God’s GRACE on Papua New Guinea[b]
  • Your Nation: The policies on what’s taught in schools
  • Yourself: Your personal security and safety of your family
  • Your concerns for today
I can stand on history today, Father God, knowing that You are a God who hears the prayers of Your people, and the plea that I’ve made before You. [1 Kings 9:3]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us…”

Every day when I get it wrong, Lord, please help me to get wisdom and understanding so that I don’t forget Your words, or turn away from them. [Proverbs 4:5]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one…”

Thank-you Lord God Almighty, that the one who’s victorious will be dressed in white. You’ll never blot out the name of that person from Your Book of Life. I’ll be acknowledged before my Maker and His angels. [Revelation 3:5]

“ For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen”

When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[c] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing the script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = A Good Caretaker

Jesus said: “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” [Matthew 6:33]

[a] Matthew 6:5-15

[b] http://www.operationworld.org/country/papu/owtext.html

[c] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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