The greatest reason for hope is God!
MATTHEW 12: 18, 21 (TPT) – Take a careful look at my servant, my chosen one. I love him dearly and I find all my delight in him. I will breathe my Spirit upon him and he will decree justice to the nations. And the fame of his name will birth HOPE among the people.
DO YOU HAVE HOPE?
1. THE WORLD IS DESPERATELY LOOKING FOR HOPE
- HEBREWS 6:18-19 – 18 So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. 19 This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.
2. THE GREATEST REASON FOR HOPE IS GOD
- HEBREWS 10:23 – Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.
- 2 THESSALONIANS 2:16-17 – 16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, 17 comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.
3. HOPE GOES FAR BEYOND THIS LIFE ALONE
- 1 PETER 1:3-4 – All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, 4 and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. – ROMANS 15:13