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Light of Hope

Session 5.01 for January 6, 2013

The prophet Isaiah’s words in Isaiah 60:1-9 are words of hope to a hurting group of people. Their treasured past is in fragments, and there is little joy in the present. The home that they are returning to is nothing but rubble and rebuilding is full of backbreaking labor and painful memories. Although most of us today have not experienced anything like being displaced from our nation or losing everything, we are a people who are hurting – hurting for loved ones who are lost, memories that are just memories, homes to which we cannot return. Tragedy still abounds in the world today. As we have just celebrated Christmas and the New Year, a time in which we look towards the celebration of Christ’s birth and a time in which we look forward to what the New Year brings. Hope is what sustains us and keeps us looking for the light even when darkness is threatening to swallow us.

Bible Background Video

featuring Nikki Hardeman

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Scripture: Isaiah 60:1-9


Session Pages

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These videos or songs are referenced in the session pages:


Where Are You From?
Longing for Home
You Are Heroes


The Potential Inside
What Is Hope?


"What If" Lyrics
"What If" Song

Nurturing Faith


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