EXPLORING GODS’S WORD 82
TOPIC! CHRISTIAN HOPE, PEACE AND SALVATION
AS I LOOK AROUND THIS OLD WORLD AND SEE THE SITUATION IT IS IN AND IT’S CONDITION, THE ONE THING I DON’T SEE IS HOPE. AS I READ AND HEAR GOD’S WORD IT OFFERS US HOPE, PEACE, GUIDANCE AND BEST OF ALL SALVATION. WE ARE GOING ON A TRIP THROUGH THE PAGES OF GOD’S WORD AND GET SOME HOPE TO FUEL OUR SPIRITUAL TRIP ON OUR JOURNEY TO HEAVEN.
John 3:16 King James Version (KJV) FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON,THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE. Jesus is our only hope of salvation!
Ephesians 2:13-14 King James Version (KJV)
13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Jesus is our true peace!
Romans 15:13 King James Version
13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
God is our source of strength! Isaiah 40:31 King James Version (KJV)
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Proverbs 13:12 King James Version
12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
We are to be thankful! Colossians 3:15 King James Version (KJV)
15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
We are to be like minded! Romans 15:5 King James Version (KJV)
5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
John 3:16-18King James Version (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Let’s look at these Bible verses:
2 Cor. 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
Colossians 2:20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;
22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?
23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body: not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
If we are to produce or show the fruit of the SPIRIT we must WALK IN FAITH!
Read Gal.5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
To obtain the wonderful jewels of life we must Call upon Jesus to forgive and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit walk in FAITH!
[ prepared by Winston Staples ]