This week, Dan started a new sermon series based on one word: hope. He started this topic by describing the Star Wars movie, A New Hope. In the ending scenes of the movie, the heroes face a situation that seems pretty hopeless; the fate of the universe is riding on their shoulders. They have exactly one chance to defeat the evil Empire. Now, they could have easily lost hope, but instead, they held on and ended up saving everyone! Sometimes in life, we go through times where we lose our hope. The weight of everything is crushing us into the ground and we want to give up. But Jesus is the source of our hope; He is more powerful than any bad thing we face and He promises to deliver us from the darkness. Don’t lose hope! Have faith, and remember that Jesus will set you free!