Sermon #7 — Hope for Tomorrow (A New Year’s Day Sermon)

I preached this sermon this past New Year’s Day (Sunday, January 1, 2012) at North Presbyterian Church.  It’s based on Lamentations 3:1-24.

“Hope for Tomorrow”

©2012 Gary A. Chorpenning; all rights reserved.

The Chemung River near Elmira, New York flowing among the hills; photo by GAC

3 thoughts on “Sermon #7 — Hope for Tomorrow (A New Year’s Day Sermon)

  1. Wow, I had to hold on with “enduring patience” knowing that there would be hope to be found in this passage. I had to wait, but I knew there would be 🙂 So, no matter the circumstances or my emotions I will have Hope because I know God. He is unchanging and He loves us. There is nothing too big for Him. Wait for the Lord.

    “Because He lives I can face tomorrow. Because He lives all fear is gone. Because I know. I KNOW, He holds the future, and life is worth living just because He lives.”


    1. Thanks for your testimony, Heather. It is a taxing passage. Much of the book of Lamentations is taxing and disturbing if you have a rich imagination and so can visualize what the writer/s describe. But I also find that the book is a treasure of encouragement and hope. But the reading experience — like life in this fallen world — can be an emotionally trying experience.


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