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A message of HOPE!

Updated: Jan 6, 2023

The Christmas message is a profound message of HOPE!

There's no time like now for a struggling world to experience the eternal hope that Jesus brings. Not just a baby in a manger. Not just a carpenter's son. Not just One who did miracles and died on a cross. But the SAVIOR of the WORLD! God's answer for our fallen state: a SAVIOR, Christ the Lord.

Today, it seems that many don't want to hear a message of hope. But don't let that evil thought overwhelm you. It has always been this way! Consider what the evangelist and theologian John Wesley (1703-1791) wrote in his diary...

  • Sunday morning, May 5 - preached in St Anne’s. Asked not to come back any more

  • Sunday night, May 5 - preached in St John’s. Deacons said, “Get out and stay out.

  • Sunday morning, May 12 - preached in St Jude’s. Can’t go back there either.

  • Sunday morning, May 19 - preached in St Somebody Else’s. Deacons called a special meeting and said I couldn’t return

  • Sunday night, May 19 - preached on street. Kicked off street

  • Sunday morning, May 26 - preached in meadow. Chased out of meadow because bull was turned loose during service

  • Sunday morning, June 2 - preached at the edge of town. Kicked off the highway

  • Sunday night, June 2 - preached in a pasture. Ten thousand people came to hear me.

As God's children, we experience heartache, but God is working. When we are repeatedly rejected, God is working. When we are confused and don't understand what is happening, God is working. When it seems He's not listening, God is working. And at the moment God will get the most glory, everything changes in our lives.

This message of hope is what our world needs right now. Wherever you are, with family and friends, speak life, speak peace, speak hope. It may just be the message some hearts are ready to hear.

From all of us at Next Generation IMPACT we wish you a blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Ron Tant, Next Generation IMPACT National Board and Staff

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