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Msg #1832 Hope in Christ

Msg #1832 Hope in Christ

What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

Msg #1832 Hope in Christ

What The Bible Says

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

 

Evangelist Mike Patterson reminded us Sunday that “Christ in you, the hope of glory” is the mystery God uses to make known the riches of his glory (Col 1:26-27). With this hope there is no cause to be in the mulligrubs. “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. (Psalm 42:5). This hope in Christ manifests in seven ways. Titus 1:2 assures surety of eternal life, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.” In Psalm 31:24 hope strengthens the heart, “... he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.” Hope will cause us to praise God (Psalm 42:5,11,43:5). Back in Titus 2 “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (vr.13), causes us to speak and exhort (vr.15). The hope in this new covenant is an anchor, “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast...” (Hebrews 6:19) Without the hope we would be “most miserable” (1Cor 15:19), so with it we can be most joyful. Lastly the hope we have in Christ makes us know God's mercy, “Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine”(Psalm 33:18-19). Even Job's “friend” Bildad knew some things about uncertain hope, “So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite’s hope shall perish” (Job 8:13). “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God” (Psalm 42:11).

 

An Essay for week #32 Aug 12, 2018

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