As a reminder, let me point out what the Bible says about this HOPE and how it touches every area of our life:
*It is the source of our joy and peace and is to increase in an overflowing confidence in
Christ. Romans 15:13
*We are to rejoice in hope. Romans 12:12
*This hope is a purifying hope that leads us to live a clean, pure, and Christ-like life each
day. I John 3:3
*It is the basis and promise for eternal life. Titus 1:2
*This hope provides us with a great assurance and consolation that goes with us beyond the
grave. As believers, we don’t have to sorrow as those that are lost. I Thessalonians 4:13
*The Bible teaches us that our hope is a “blessed hope” and should ever point us to be
looking for His coming. Titus 2:13
*Paul gives us a summary of God’s eternal purpose when he writes, “…Christ in you the
hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27
Because of Jesus’ resurrection, we embody His presence, and we have the confident assurance of being with Him forever in Heaven and seeing the fullness of His glory.
As we come to this Easter, our celebration is one of Hope and His name is Jesus. So, no matter what happens down here or how dark and bleak things may become, be encouraged. Because of His resurrection, we are people of Hope.
I Corinthians 2:2