Hope—- A looking forward to with expectation.
Psalm 39:7 (King James Version)
7And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
1 Peter 1:21 (King James Version)
21Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. According to these two Scripture verses our Hope is in God.
Acts 26:6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God, unto our fathers.
7 Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope’s sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.We have Hope in the Promises of God.
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;
Psalm 33:18–Behold the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy. We have Hope because of the mercy of God.
Galatians 5:5—- For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. In this verse we see two things that provide hope for the believers of Christ. Hope through the Holy Spirit and Hope by our faith.
Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier. ~Author Unknown 2 Thess.2:16— Now the Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace. The Bible tells us they we have hope because of God’s marvellous grace!
Psalm 119:81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.—- Our hope is obtained through the Word of God!
4For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. We get hope from the comfort and patience we find as we read the scriptures. I have a lot of pain and have had chronic pain for more than 40 years and I have always found strength in reading God’s word!
Colossians 1:5,23—-We obtain hope through the gospel! [ 1Cor.15:1-4]
“When life has been well spent; when there is a conscience without reproach; when there is faith in the Saviour; when there is a well-founded hope of heaven, there can be nothing that should disquiet us.” Author: Albert Barnes
Romans 5:1,2—- We have hope through our faith in Christ and our justification because of Christ’s sacrifice of Himself for our sins.
Hebrews 6:18-19 (King James Version)
18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Our hope is sure and steadfast and a secure anchor for our soul.
Romans 4:16-18 KJV.
16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
Hope triumphs over difficulties. Example Abraham.
The hope of the righteous will be gladness, But the expectation of the wicked will perish. Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
—– Our hope is a living hope in a living Savior!
Titus 2:13— Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ. Our hope is a blessed hope!
Eph.4: 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; KJV.
As Saints we have the one and same hope of our calling. That same hope is in our Lord Jesus Christ!
Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
Hope: The only true hope we have is found in Christ! Romans 15:13 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.
Our hope should be running over and abounding by the Spirit of God living in our hearts.
Titus 2:13—As Saints we should be looking all the time for the appearing of our hope who is our Lord Jesus the Christ!
Psalm 119:116 KJV
116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
And do not let me be ashamed of my hope. As Saints we should not be ashamed of the hope we have in Christ! Hebrews 3:6— But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
We should crab on to and never let go of the hope we have in Christ! Col.1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; As Saints we should let nothing rob us of our Hope in Christ!
1 Peter 1:– 13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As Saints we should hold fast to and walk each step we take with Jesus because of the hope we have in Him.
1 Cor.13: 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. Our hope must go hand in hand with faith and love, grounded firm and deep in our Saviors love! OBJECTS OF OUR HOPE: 1 Thess.5:8— But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. Saints have the hope of salvation!
Gal.5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.— By faith we have our hope of complete and perfect righteousness!
Titus 2:13– looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, We have the hope of Christ’s glorious appearing! “Take courage. We walk in the wilderness today and in the Promised Land
tomorrow.” ~ D. L. Moody
[prepared by Winston STaples]