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Will you be a hope dispenser?

Check out the Christmas story here:  Luke 2:8-20 (NKJV)

Verse 17 says that the shepherds made widely known, that is they told others about this amazing Jesus who is the Messiah, the Savior of the world.

We are called to be HOPE DISPENSERS to a world that lacks hope.

Antibacterial soap claims to kill 99.9% of all germs.  God forgives 100% of sin that is confessed to Him.  You can never escape His love.  He offers hope until the day that you die.  Jesus is the ultimate hope.  There is no sin too great!  He forgives the murderer, the abuser, the disobedient, the rebellious.  You name it, He forgives it!  Jesus is the ultimate hope.
If you have accepted Jesus into your heart, you have this hope inside of you.

And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.  Romans 5:5 (NIV)

Just like the shepherds, once you have received the hope of Jesus you have responsibility to dispense this hope to a lost and dying world.

20 according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.  Philippians 1:20 NKJV

How do we dispense hope?

We can share the gospel with people.  We can give gifts to those in need during the holiday season.  We can give food to the hungry.  We can be a friend to those who seem alone.  Get creative and share the hope that you have found.

When you find a great thing, you should be willing to share it with others.  Jesus is the hope for all, past, present, & future.  He has enough hope for all and it’s our responsibility to dispense this hope to all.

Will you be a hope dispenser for Jesus?

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