believer's hope is...
-Titus 2:13 (KJV) Looking for that blessed hope, and the
glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus
14:3 (KJV) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I
will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I
am, there ye may be also.
a. Jesus spoke to discouraged disciples.
b. They were discouraged by Christ's departure,
c. Encouraged by His return.
d. We should encourage others. Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may
not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you.
Thessalonians 4:13 (KJV) But I would not have you to be
ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that
ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
a. Our hope is in Jesus.
b. Our hope is in His abiding presence.
c. Our hope is in His second coming.
Corinthians 15:51-52 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We
shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a
moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for
the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised
incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
a. Knowing that resurrection body will be obtained through death or
translation, that labor isn't fruitless in service for
b. There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown
hopeless about them.
4. Purifying hope
- 1 John
3:2-3 (KJV) Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it
doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when
he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him
as he is. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him
purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
a. We shall be like Him. Think on that and you will begin to purify
b. We shall see Him.
c. What a day that will be.
d. Best of our hope is that now are we God's children.
OUR HOPE IN HIM, WHAT HE DID, IS DOING AND WHAT HE WILL YET
DO FOR US.
FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!
God bless you and yours!
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades
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