When we are anxious and worry about the future, it is good to fortify ourselves with a review of the Bible’s teaching on hope. In Romans 8:24-25, Paul lays out four things to know and do: 1. We were saved in hope (24a). 2. We do not hope for what we see (24b). 3. We hope for what we do not see (25a). 4. We hope with endurance (25b). And beware: the two great enemies of hope, despair and presumption, are lurking around any hope we can manage. But also be consoled: God is at work in us to get us from our first beginning to our last end.
Scripture: Romans 8:24-25
- Occasion: Worship Services, Sunday 11am Traditional Service (archive)
- Scripture: New Testament, 1 Corinthians, Chapter 10, Hebrews, Chapter 11, John, Chapter 6, Matthew, Chapter 7, Revelation, Chapter 22, Romans, Chapter 5, Chapter 8, Old Testament, Exodus, Chapter 20
- Topic: Ethics, Morality, and Culture, The Ten Commandments, Life Issues: Our Negative Responses , Despair, Depression, Self-pity, & Sense of Meaninglessness, Worry, Fear, and Anxiety, Life's Issues: Challenges We Face, Times of Doubt, Skepticism, Unbelief, the felt "absence" of God, and Disappointment with God, Spiritual Formation, Fruits of the Spirit, Patience, Love, Hope, and Faith, Hope
Venue: The Historic Falls Church
Pastoral Ministry Associate