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Posted On 06/17/2018

Stay Positive Week 1 – I'm Optimistic

Speaker: Grant Agler

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I’m Optimistic
Self Talk
Psalm 42:5
Why, my soul, are you
downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God
I am optimistic, not because of what I feel, not because of what I see, but because of what God says
Faith in Christ produces hope

  1. My sins are forgiven and my eternity is secure

Romans 8:1
So now there is no
condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.

  1. My future victory is greater than my present pain

Romans 8:18
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.


  1. God is for me

Romans 8:31
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is
for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:32
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us
all things?
Romans 8:33-34
Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns?
No one.

  1. God is working everything for my good

Romans 8:28
And we know that in
all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

  1. Nothing can separate me from the love of God

Romans 8:38-39
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the
love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

About The Author

Grant Agler

Teaching Pastor/Communications Champion Central

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Grant is our resident farmboy. He grew up in the cornfields of northwest Nebraska. He spent his early days living far from God. As Grant says, "I gave God the middle finger and didn't really care about faith at all." As a young man, he became convinced that God was real. He gave his life to Jesus and experienced God's amazing grace that previously made no sense to him. After experiencing that grace, Grant felt God calling him to teach the message of the gospel. Over the past 20 years, he has been preaching and teaching. Grant, his wife, Bethany, and their four children moved to Michigan in 2011, and he joined the 2|42 team in 2019. Grant is always good for a laugh, but more importantly, he explains biblical concepts in ways anyone can understand.
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