LaPorte United Methodist Church
"There is Hope: Hope for the Underdog" - Worship Service 10/3/2021
Join us online or in person at 11am this Sunday as Reverend William Baker continues his sermon series entitled "There is Hope."
Locations & Times
  • LaPorte United Methodist Church
    2071 Grafton Rd, Elyria, OH 44035, USA
    Sunday 11:00 AM
David was only a young boy when he decided to stand against the Philistine giant. Those around him were too afraid to step forward and confront the giant. They believed there was no chance for them to be the victor in that fight. In reality, they were correct, because the only way they could have won was with the intervention of God. David also knew this fact. However, David understood that on his own he was the underdog, but with God, he would be the victor! We often face challenges like this in our modern Christian lives. We can choose to cower and retreat like David’s peers, or we can be like David and put our trust in a God that leads us through every dark valley and makes us winners in every battle. But we have to choose to trust in Him. When the Church comes together in great faith, there is nothing it cannot do. The Israelites were fearful until David stepped up in faith. Sometimes a community of believers needs someone to go first. That step of faith can ignite others to follow.
THINK: Our God is more powerful that any force in the universe. Together we can do amazing things.
FEEL: If God is with us, there is nothing we cannot overcome.
DO: We must be intentional about choosing faith over fear.
1. Often we are not prepared for the fight
2. If God is for us, nothing can stand against us
3. This is how we fight our battles
4. Hope is contagious

Thomas Aquinas: "Faith has to do with the things that are not seen and hope with the things that are not at hand."