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Salt and Light – HOPE

What happens when there is no Hope?  

I Thes 4:13  Grieve like the rest who have no hope.  

Eph. 2:12  You were once without God and without Hope.  

Proverbs 13:12  Hope deferred makes the heart sick.

What is Hope?

Dictionary definition:    

to desire with expectation

Biblical definition:  

expectation of what is sure

Biblical hope is certainty not probability.

  • Heb. 11:1  Faith is being sure of what we hope for.  
  • Titus 1:2  In the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time.
  • Titus 2:13  While we wait for the blessed hope the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • Heb. 6:19  We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.  

What should our Hope be in?

The essential difference between worldly hope and Biblical hope is really in its Source.

Psalm 42:5  Put your hope in God.

Psalm 130:5  I put my hope in your Word.

I Peter 1:3-4 We have a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

So What difference does Hope make?

Isaiah 40:31
I Thes. 1:3

I John 3:3
I Thes 5:4-8

2 Corinthians. 3:12   

Other great Hope Scriptures:
I Thessalonians 5:4-8, Ephesians 1:18-20, II Peter 3:13-14,
Romans 15:4  Psalm 146:5, Psalm 147:11, I Timothy 4:10,
I Corinthians 15:51-58, Col. 1:3-5, Lam. 3:19-25, Romans 5:3-5